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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

Dame Hannah Rogers Trust website

DAME HANNAH ROGERS TRUST

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The Dame Hannah Rogers Trust is a school in Ivybridge, Devon, UK that provides education and physical care for young people with complex physical and associated learning disabilities. The website was designed to provide information to prospective students and parents and facilitate fundraising for potential donors. The website would be most useful for anyone interested in education provision for disabled children

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

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

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

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