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ERIC Number: ED475791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Communication Fact Sheets for Parents.
Stremel, Kathleen; Bixler, Betsy; Morgan, Susanne; Layton, Kristen
This booklet contains 28 fact sheets on communication written primarily for parents and families with a child who is deaf-blind. They attempt to address fundamental but complex issues related to the communication needs of children with vision and hearing impairments. Each fact sheet targets a specific area, including: (1) communication; (2) communication development; (3) receptive and expressive communication; (4) five critical features of receptive and expressive communication (forms, functions, content, partners, and physical environment); (5) forms of communication; (6) functions of communication; (7) individualized communication; (8) general strategies for teaching communication (using social interaction, teaching cognitive skills, using routines and functional activities, recognizing and using receptive communication, individualizing teaching, increasing the rate of communication, and manipulating the environment); (9) using routines and functional activities to enhance communication; (10) addressing challenging behavior; (11) intentional behavior; (12) receptive contextual cues; (13) receptive touch cues; (14) receptive object cues; (15) receptive gestures; (16) use of touch as expressive communication; (17) expressive gestures; (18) pictures; (19) language; (20) speech; (21) Braille; (22) sign language; (23) printed material; (24) assistive technology; (25) assistive auditory technology; (26) assistive visual technology; (27) assistive tactual technology; and (28) culture and communication. (Contains 15 references.) (CR)
National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind (DB-LINK), 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361. Tel: 800-438-9376 (Toll Free); Fax: 503-838-8150; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Technical Assistance Consortium for Children and Young Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind, Monmouth, OR.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A