Students with multiple disabilities, including deafblindness, face many learning challenges. 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.
In this webcast from Perkins eLearning, Deirdre Leech talks about the challenges that parents and teachers of students with multiple disabilities and deafblindness face with regard to literacy. She also offers early literacy activities that teachers can perform with students and different ways teachers can adapt books for their students.