Paths to Literacy

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Early Literacy for Students with Multiple Disabilities or Deafblindness (video)

Photo of Deirdre Leech on YouTube.

In this 5-part video from Perkins School for the Blind, Deirdre Leech discusses some of the challenges faced by students with multiple disabilities, including deafblindness. She notes that they do not learn literacy in typical ways and often do not have exposure to books and literacy-based materials. Children with hearing loss may not have heard stories read aloud, and may not have used books on tape. The goal for these students is to maximize access using specialized formats. See also the webcast from Perkins.


Posted on February 25, 2012
Updated on: February 8, 2018