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ERIC Number: EJ966507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1553-9318
Communication during Physical Activity for Youth Who Are Deafblind: Research to Practice
Arndt, Katrina; Lieberman, Lauren J.; Pucci, Gina
TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, v1 n2 Article 1 Nov 2004
Communication is a barrier to accessing physical activity and recreation for many people who are deafblind (Lieberman & MacVicar, 2003; Lieberman & Stuart, 2002). The purpose of this study was to observe effective communication strategies used during four physical activities for youth who are deafblind. Communication during physical activity was analyzed over two summers during a one-week sports camp with eight participants with four different modes of communication. Three themes emerged from the data collected: 1) the importance of allowing time for environmental exploration; 2) the individual and familiar people are essential resources; 3) conceptualizing activities as discrete or continuous emerged as a way of thinking about activity. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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