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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

Helping my child

KASHYAP, Sunanda
2006

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This factsheet provides practical advice for parents and carers about how to help deafblind children to learn everyday activities, such as eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, mobility, positioning and play

Playing with my child

SHEVDE, Sampada
2006

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This factsheet explores the importance of play for children with deafblindness, covering various types of play, such as sensorimotor, physical, symbolic and games. Information is provided regarding suggested timing of play activities, positioning for play activities, properties of toys and details of activities that can be used as play. This resource is particularly useful for parents and carers of deafblind children

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

A deafblindness web resource

May 2000

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This website, owned by an individual, hosts a wealth of information on deafblindness and explains terminology and syndromes. It refers to journals and periodicals, videos about deafblindness and equipment. Internet resources are also listed

Starting to think about education

SENSE INTERNATIONAL

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This article outlines the timing and means by which parents of children with multiple sensory impairments should plan their education. The article briefly discusses UK education laws and recommends the code of practice as a useful guide for families and service providers

Vision - using it better

SENSE INTERNATIONAL (INDIA)

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This booklet aims to increase understanding about vision, visual impairment and residual or useful vision, and how vision is assessed. It has been compiled for all who live or work with deafblind children and young adults or those who have visual impairment along with one or more additional disabilities

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

Screening and assessment formats

SENSE INTERNATIONAL (INDIA)

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This booklet is designed for professionals, special educators, school teachers and development CBR workers for screening, identification and completion of functional assessments and individual education plans for children with deafblindness and multi-sensory impairments (MSI). The booklet provides forms used by Sense International (India) and gives guidance to use them as a tool for screening and assessing children. This publication is useful for organisations and educators working with deafblind people

A comprehensive book on individualized educational programme (IEP) for children with deafblindness and multi sensory impairments

SENSE INTERNATIONAL (INDIA)

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A multidisciplinary team is responsible for creating and evaluating individualised education plans (IEPs) for students with deafblindness. Writing a complete IEP is often perceived as a challenging task by many special educators. This booklet provides a step by step guide to understand, develop and write effective IEPs for children with deafblindness. This booklet is useful to special educators and families working with deafblind children

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