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Deafblind Resources

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Braille Books with a Character Who Is Blind and/or Deaf for Middle & High School

Are you looking for braille books with a character who is blind and/or deaf for middle & high school students? Check out this list for students with visual impairments or deafblindness!
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Understanding Learning Challenges for Children and Young People with Multi- Sensory Impairments

Recording of multi-sensory impairment seminar held in Melbourne, Australia, May 28, 2018, focusing on CHARGE Syndrome, with presentations by Prof. Tim Hartshorne, Prof. Nancy Hartshorne & David Brown
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READY Tool: Readiness Evaluation of Transition to Adulthood for Deaf-Blind Youth

A free online resource designed to help teams working with children and youth who are deafblind to identify best practices for the transition from school to adult life.
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Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation (IFHE)

Overview of the Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation (IFHE), which is designed to help determine the impact of a potential hearing loss
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Sound Travels: Evaluation, Collaboration, and Development Tools for Individuals who are DeafBlind

A collection of documents on special considerations for Orientation and Mobility (O&M) for students who are deafblind.
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Questions to Ask Your Child's Audiologist

Wondering what to ask your child's audiologist? This list of questions can help you get started!
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A Curriculum for Multi-Sensory-Impaired Children

Free curriculum for learners with multi-sensory impairment (deafblind) with multiple disabilities
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Story about 7-year-old boy who is deafblind

Inspirational story of a boy who is deafblind due to meningitis, but has learned braille and more!
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Touch and Feel Valentine's Day Book

This touch and feel Valentine's Day book was modified by adding textured hearts and the word "heart' in braille.
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Journal of Deafblind Studies on Communication

Free online journal about communication for individuals who are deafblind
Literacy: it all connects

Literacy: It All Connects

This website has lots of ideas and resources for promoting literacy for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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Assessments for Hearing & Functioning of the Ear

An overview of assessments for hearing and functioning of the ear
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Including Children with Cochlear Implants in General Education Elementary Classrooms

10 strategies and teaching tips for regular education teachers working with students and children with cochlear implants.
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Confessions of a Deafblind Mother

This mother who is deafblind shares reflections about her experiences
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Communication Technology for Persons Who Are Deafblind

Webcast presents an overview of communication technology for people who are deafblind
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All Children Can Read

This website is devoted to literacy for children with a combined vision and hearing loss or deafblindness. Helpful strategies and assessment
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Communication Portfolios

Communication portfolios are a helpful tool for teams working with children who are deafblind, or who are blind or visually impaired with additional disabilities.
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Jarvis Goes to the Drum Store (Video Clip)

This video clip shows a student with deafblindness learning to use an object calendar. A visit to the drum store helps to reinforce meaning.
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Writing: The Forgotten Focus for Literacy and Communication Instruction

Webcast of SLP Linda Hagood discusses the importance and challenges of teaching writing skills to students who are blind or deafblind, including those with additional disabilities.
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Literacy, National Consortium on Deafblindness

Links to resources on teaching literacy to students who are deafblind