Deaf blindness

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Deaf blindness

  1. 1. Janelle BaguleyChelsea EllisDisability Presentation Deaf-BlindnessLegal Definition- Simultaneous hearing and visual impairments, the combination ofwhich causes such severe communication and other developmental and educationalneeds that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely forchildren with deafness or children with blindness.Causes- Illness Accident Genetic syndrome like Usher Syndrome Premature birth Meningitis Post-natal complicationsCharacteristics- Auditory impairment and visual impairment with vision loss being the primary disability  Auditory impairment and vision impairment with auditory impairment as the primary disability  Auditory impairment and blindness; deafness and visual impairment, and deaf-blindness  Congenitally Deaf-Adventitiously Blind  Congenitally Deaf-Blind  Adventitiously Deaf-Blind  Adventitiously Deaf-Congenitally BlindDegrees  Hard of Hearing-Blind  Hard of Hearing-Visually Impaired  Deaf-Visually Impaired  Deaf-BlindChallenges Dependent on others Communication Navigating surroundings Finding social, living, and employment situations Reaction from others because of differencesLearning Strategies-
  2. 2.  Talk with student (where possible) to see what resources they require.  Assisted Listening Devices- Small device worn by instructor that increases volume and clarity of lecture.  Interpreter  Note takers  Tutors  Readers  Handouts that are converted into students preferred reading style (i.e. braille)  Large Print/Braille Materials or Taped Textbooks  Reading Machines  Audiovisual Materials  Oral tests, extended test time, reading machine, better lighting and possibly test converted to brailleAdditional Resources  http://nichcy.org/disability/specific/deafblindness  http://www.nationaldb.org/ISSelectedTopics.php?topicID=941&topicCatID= 24  http://www.hknc.org/  http://www.aadb.org/  http://wwwcms.hutchcc.edu/uploadedFiles/Student_Resources/Disability_S ervices/tpshtdb.pdf  http://www.usdb.org/deafblind/default.aspx  http://www.deafblindinfo.org/  http://www.utahbabywatch.org/index.htm

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