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ERIC Number: EJ1174195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
Analysis of Interaction and Attention Processes in a Child with Congenital Deafblindness
Villas Boas, Denise Cintra; Ferreira, Léslie Piccolotto; de Moura, Maria Cecília; Maia, Shirley Rodrigues; Amaral, Isabel
American Annals of the Deaf, v161 n3 p327-341 2016
Children with deafblindness need support to be able to understand the world and to have access to information. The authors analyzed a dyad consisting of a child with congenital deafblindness and a specialized teacher. The study included participant observations and audiovisual recordings. It was found that the child showed attention to the teacher in activities involving music and rhythm. As potential forms of nonverbal communication, the child presented vocalization, touch, body contact, body movements, facial expressions, and tears. The teacher's forms of communication were verbal, touch, visual, rhythm, and sign language. It was concluded that a significant communication partner is essential to identify, interpret, and respond to attention and communicative behaviors. Use of other forms of communication must comply with individual characteristics so that the child with deafblindness can receive information from the environment through these senses and thus be guaranteed access to the world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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