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Colby’s Growth to Language and Literacy: The Achievements of a Child who is Congenitally Deafblind

Research article using case study approach looking at a young boy who is congenitally deafblind, who developed language and literacy.
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Alternative Tactile Communication Program

Research study from Brazil on Alternative Tactile Communication for students with visual impairments
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Autistic-Like Features in Visually Impaired Children: A Review of Literature and Directions for Future Research

This article reviews the literature and discusses directions for future research on autistic-like features in children with visual impairment.
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Mediating Haptic Exploratory Strategies in Children Who Have Visual Impairment and Intellectual Disabilities

Research article on mediating haptic exploratory strategies in children who have visual impairment and intellectual disabilities
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Autism and Visual Impairment: A Review of the Literature

Literature review on the relationship between Autism Spectrum Disorder and Visual Impairment (ASDVI).
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Study Reveals That Children with Autism May Have Difficulties Matching Sight and Sound

New study on autism spectrum disorder examines the link between interpretation of sights and sounds
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A Case Study of Tack Tiles Literacy Instruction for a Student with Multiple Disabilities Including Congenital Blindness

Research study on the use of tack-tiles to teach braille to a student who is blind with additional disabilities
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The NCDB Outcomes and Performance Indicators: Literacy

Literature review looking at emergent literacy and students with significant multiple disabilities or deafblindness
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Instruction of Keyboarding Skills: A Whole Language Approach to Teaching Functional Literacy Skills to Students who are Blind and Have Additional Disabilities

This article describes an unconventional method to teach uncontracted braille reading and writing skills to students who are blind and have additional disabilities.
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A Survey on Literacy Instruction for Students with Multiple Disabilities

This survey looks at literacy instruction with students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
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Increasing Comprehension of Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities and Visual Impairments during Shared Stories

Research study on listening comprehension during shared stories for two students with significant intellectual disabilities and visual impairments