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ERIC Number: EJ1143218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
Family Support Makes a Difference with a Deafblind Child: Orion's Journey
Withrow, Heather
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v18 p38-43 2017
While some people feel that an infant who will never see or hear can bring only heartache, Orion's family knew differently. Deafblindness is not just about the absence of sight and sound. It is so much more than the sum of these two parts. What one learns from experiencing the collaboration between a teacher of the deaf and a teacher of the visually impaired is that deafblindness is a unique condition "out on its own," with separate challenges and intervention needs from either deafness or blindness alone. This article presents Orion's story, and the importance of early intervention and interveners.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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