ERIC Number: ED432119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Making the Most of Early Communication: Strategies for Supporting Communication with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Whose Multiple Disabilities Include Vision and Hearing Loss. [Videotape].
Chen, Deborah; Schachter, Pamela Haag
This 37-minute videotape recording demonstrates selected interventions to assist infants and toddlers with multiple disabilities, including vision and hearing loss, in developing early communication and other skills. Emphasizing the critical importance of early intervention, the video is designed to help service providers and families create effective communication strategies that encourage cognitive development and functional abilities in young children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities and those who are deaf-blind. A guide accompanies the videotape and describes the challenges of deaf-blindness and early intervention legislation. Each segment of the videotape is discussed, with key concepts highlighted. Suggestions for using the videotape with families are provided, along with a glossary of relevant terms and a list of resources. (Contains 15 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Deaf Blind, Early Intervention, Infants, Interpersonal Communication, Language Acquisition, Learning Strategies, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Teaching Methods, Toddlers, Videotape Recordings
AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind, P.O. Box 1020, Sewickey, PA 15143; Tel: 800-232-3044 (Toll Free); Fax: 717-632-3535.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Northridge.