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Supporting Communication for Learners who are Deaf-Blind and/or have Multiple Disabilities

This document was created to help teams to think about how best to support communication for learners who are deafblind or who have multiple disabilities.
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Tips for Teaching Deaf Students Online

This resource offers tips for teaching deaf students online, along with a checklist and tips for ensuring accessibility.
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Helen Keller Archives and Lesson Plans

Helen Keller Archives and Lesson Plans from American Foundation for the Blind
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Kentucky Deafblind Derby Dash Virtual 5K!

Join the virtual Kentucky Deafblind Derby Dash and get your child moving!
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Louis: A Braille Primer Written in an ASL Format

The story of the life of Louis Braille told in ASL with simbraille.
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Tactile Working Memory Scale: A Professional Manual

The Tactile Working Memory Scale (TWMS) is designed to give professionals tools to identify and assess tactile working memory in persons with deafblindness.
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INSITE Model for Young Children with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities

Project INSITE is designed to meet the needs of young children with vision impairments and multiple disabilities (including hearing loss) and their families.
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Developing an Effective IEP for Children with Deaf-Blindness: A Parent Mini-Guide

Developing an Effective IEP for Children with Deaf-Blindness: A Parent Mini-Guide is a resource that is designed to guide families through the development of an individualized education program for a child who is deafblind.
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Deafblindness: Educational Service Guidelines

These Educational Service Guidelines are designed to provide a framework from which meaningful, appropriate programming can be developed for students with deafblindness, i.e. a dual sensory impairment, or a combined vision and hearing loss.
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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.