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DBI World Conference 2019 - Giving access to a cultural language

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DBI World Conference 2019
Communications stream: Concurrent session 7C
Presenter: Caroline Lindstrom
Topic: Giving access to a cultural language

Published in: Healthcare
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DBI World Conference 2019 - Giving access to a cultural language

  1. 1. Giving access to a cultural language Caroline Lindström Special Educator, Mo Gård, Sweden
  2. 2. Joint development The person with congenital deafblindness express utterances based on bodily/tactile perception The partner contributes with elements from an existing cultural language
  3. 3. Practices within culture Different customs around the world A mismatch because of the different sense modalities used when understanding the world Giving access to a cultural language in a bodily/tactile modality means transforming your own cultural customs
  4. 4. Case study Martin, born 1999 Ten of his assistants/teachers Nine filmclips, 2004-2017 (4, 6, 7, 9, 13,18 years)
  5. 5. Interacting with your whole body Body positions Hand positions
  6. 6. General body positions when interacting with children Face to face Nested position Side by side
  7. 7. Body positions with Martin over the years 4 years – 9 years (2003 -2008) Nested two party Side by side two party 9 years – 18 years (2008 – 2017) Face to face two party Nested, and face to face with a third person Side by side two party with a peripheral third person Face to face two party with a peripheral third person Side by side three party
  8. 8. Reflections Which body positions are you using together with persons with congenital deafblindness? Do you know if the choice of body positions has changed in a long-term perspective?
  9. 9. Hand over hand Hand over hand with two hands Hand over hand with one hand Hand over hand in a dialogue position Hand over hand in a three party
  10. 10. Development of hand over hand with Martin Between age 4 – 7 (2003 – 2006) Introducing hand positions From age 9 (2008) Hand over hand with two hands Hand over hand in a three party From age 13 (2012) Hand over hand with one hand Hand over hand in a dialogue position
  11. 11. Reflections Which hand positions are you using together with persons with congenital deafblindness? Do you know if the choice of handpositions have changed in a long-term perspective?
  12. 12. Strategies that have contributed to Martin’s language development Various body positions together have been offered over the years based on Martin's physical ability. Opportunities to listen and talk tactilely have been offered when he was little Different positions with listening- and speaking hands have been used as continued development Partners in the periphery have been announced through tactile contact. A wider social and communicative context has been offered through multi- party conversation in a tactile form.
  13. 13. Transforming visual sign language to a bodily/tactile modality Creative use of articulation place Repetitions and variations of signs
  14. 14. Strategies that have contributed to Martin’s language development Visual signs have been made available to Martin by adapting them to a bodily / tactile form The partner has assumed a creative approach to how they placed signs on Martin's body in communication with him. The choice of signs has been based on Martin's interest A narrative style has been used in communication The whole body has been the starting point to enhance emotions Repetitions and variations of signs has been offered Different pace and variations of rhythms in a bodily / tactile form have been offered
  15. 15. Lecture on You Tube (English subtitles) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfBBADbCsYU&feature=youtu.be Published article https://jdbsc.rug.nl/article/view/32574 Book Chapter If you can see it you can support it (https://nordicwelfare.org/publikationer) Email me to get the whole thesis: caroline.lindstrom@mogard.se Thank you for listening - Want to know more?

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