ERIC Number: ED441299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Practical and Creative Simulations for Training Personnel in Deafblindness.
Olson, Joyce; Grondin, Jennifer
This monograph describes how to conduct simulations that allow individuals to experience what it is like to have deafblindness. It begins by discussing the philosophy and benefits of simulations and explains the two different types of simulations. The first type of simulation gives a generic overview of the impact of deafblindness on learning and gathering information about the world. The second type is designed to increase understanding regarding the needs and experiences of a specific individual. Limitations of simulations are also addressed. The next part of the monograph discusses safety issues and planning a simulation experience. The contents of a basic simulation kit are listed, and initial instructions for providing a simulation experience are provided. The final part of the guide describes different types of simulation activities that include communication/language activities, large group activities, concept development activities, daily living skills, social skills, vocational skills, and leisure and recreation activities. A list of thoughts about simulations from the perspectives of intervenor and participants is provided, along with a simulation outline and a resource list. (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Children, Coping, Deaf Blind, Experiential Learning, Individual Characteristics, Learning Strategies, Simulation, Social Cognition, Teaching Methods, Training Methods
B.C. Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness, 10300 Seacote Rd., Richmond, B.C. V7A 4B2 Canada. Tel: 604-668-7810; Fax: 604-668-7812.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Canadian Conference on Deafblindness (6th, August 1998).