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Communicating

SHEVDE, Sampada
2006

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In this factsheet, communication is defined and verbal and non-verbal methods are explored. Communication strategies for working with children who are deafblind are highlighted including teaching methods, expressive communication, receptive communication and communication interaction. This practical resource would be useful for anyone wishing to improve their communication with people with sensory impairments

Schemes and concessions

SENSE INTERNATIONAL INDIA
2006

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This factsheet provides useful information about schemes and concessions for people with disabilities in India. It includes details about various disability policies and rights in India, as well as emphasising the importance of establishing networks for people with deafblindness. This information is particularly helpful to people with disabilities, their family members, their carers and professionals in India

Screening and assessments

THAWANI, Vimal
2006

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This factsheet describes how to identify and diagnose deafblindness with specific reference to the Indian context. Information is provided on how to develop an appropriate programme for children in rural settings and how to create awareness among the community about deafblindness. This resource would be helpful for professionals who are working with people with sensory impairments and those working towards including deafblindness issues in mainstream development action

Holistic and interactive communication methods

LAHTINEN, Riitta
2005

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This research article examines the strategies and theoretical models of the function of language for improving communication for acquired deafblind people, their family members and interpreters. Different methods and techniques are examined to improve the quality of communication. This resource would be useful for professionals working with people with sensory impairments at community level

Sense International

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This international NGO promotes the communication, connection and interaction of deafblind people in the developing world. This website provides links to the organisation's regional programmes and details about their work. Educational information is available about the causes of deafblindness, the situation in developing countries and communication methods

Sense for deafblind people

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Sense is the national UK charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. This website describes the organisation's services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. A variety of deafblind information resources are provided including details of an enquiry and information service, as well as links to their extensive publication and library databases

Deafblind International

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Deafblind International is a world association promoting services for deafblind people. This website describes the aim of the association, as well as providing information about the causes and impact of deafblindness. It contains informative publications and research related to deafblindness, including guidelines for best practice for service provision to deafblind people in both English and Spanish. Links to member organisations are also provided

National Consortium on Deaf-blindness : selected topics

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This technical assistance and dissemination centre provides extensive topic-related information about deafblindness through articles and publications. It is a comprehensive and informative resource that would be useful for people who are deafblind, their family members, their carers and professionals

The European Deafblind Union (EDBU)

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The European Deafblind Union (EDBU) is an association that joins together deafblind people's organisations based in Europe. This website provides information about the EDBU's work and has links to its newsletters, conference notes and general assembly notes

The World Federation of the Deafblind

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This website describes the work of WFDB and provides details of the first, second and third WFDB General Assembly meetings held in collaboration with Helen Keller World Conference. Information about deafblindness is provided and links to international deafblind organisations and resources are highlighted. There is also an open forum to share deafblind information

Resource library

SENSE INTERNATIONAL INDIA

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This resource library provides informative links to key topic factsheets related to deafblindness. Information addressed in the factsheets includes the following topics: screening and assessment tools, communication strategies, teaching strategies, play activities, behaviour management, inclusion, mobility techniques and sensory integration

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