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National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2022
The annual National Deaf-Blind Child Count is the world's first and longest running count of children who are deaf-blind. Begun in 1986 on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, it represents a collaborative effort between the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) and state deaf-blind projects throughout the country, including those in the…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Students with Disabilities, Student Needs, Children
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2022
The term "active learning" is used in a variety of educational contexts. As described in this guide, however, it refers to an instructional approach developed by Lilli Nielsen--a Danish psychologist--for promoting the learning and development of children who have significant support needs. Nielsen's Active Learning involves a range of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Deaf Blind, Students with Disabilities, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2021
Children and youth are available to learn when they are ready to engage with people, absorb information, and pay attention to what is occurring around them. They are alert, attentive, and interested but not overstimulated. Optimizing availability for learning involves a systematic analysis and understanding of the internal and external factors…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Learning Motivation, Children, Students with Disabilities
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2021
A learning environment can either enhance or prevent access to information and social interaction for children and youth with deaf-blindness as well as impact their attention and engagement. The process of preparing learning spaces to optimize learning should consider: (1) How a child will navigate within those spaces; (2) How and where the child…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Classroom Environment, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Navigation
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2021
The hands often serve as the eyes and ears of children who are deaf-blind. The hand-under-hand technique involves gently placing your hands underneath or alongside the hands of a child with deaf-blindness to help them explore and engage with the world around them. When used effectively, the hand-under-hand technique provides respectful, tactile…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Nonverbal Communication, Tactual Perception, Sensory Experience
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2020
This NCDB Practice Guide outlines the essential components and associated skills for building trusting relationships with children who are deaf-blind. Relationships grounded in trust and mutual respect increase opportunities for learning and communication. They create a sense of safety, minimize anxiety, and empower individuals to explore and…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Trust (Psychology), Interpersonal Relationship, Children
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2020
Because of the diversity and complexity of deaf-blindness, the task of assessment is "best approached with the mindset that you are engaged in a process of discovery" (Rowland, 2009). It incorporates a variety of methods including observation, interviews with people who know a child well, evaluations by specialists, and direct…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Evaluation Methods, Educational Assessment
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2020
This report is the 34th edition of the annual National Deaf-Blind Child Count, the first and longest running count of children who are deaf-blind in the world. Begun in 1986 on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, it represents a collaborative effort between the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), its predecessors, and state…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Students with Disabilities, Student Needs, Children
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2019
This report is the 33rd edition of the annual National Child Count of Children and Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind, the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. Begun in 1986 on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, it represents a collaborative effort between the National Center on…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Students with Disabilities, Student Needs, Children
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2018
This, the 32nd annual National Child Count of Children and Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind, is the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. Begun in 1986 on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, it represents a thirty-plus year collaborative effort between the National Center on…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
Brown-Ogilvie, Tara; Schalock, Mark – National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2018
The National Deaf-Blind Child Count is conducted each year to supplement OSEP's Federal Part C and Part B child counts, which include children as deaf-blind only when deaf-blindness is their single disability. In contrast, the National Deaf-Blind Child Count includes children whose disability is solely deaf-blindness, as well as those who have…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Adolescents, Young Adults
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2017
This, the 31st annual National Child Count of Children and Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind, is the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. Begun in 1986 on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, it represents a thirty-plus year collaborative effort between the National Center on…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2016
An increased level of collaboration is often a specific requirement for groups and agencies involved in complementary grant program activities. This ensures that programs with a common funding source are as efficient and effective as possible in areas where their missions converge. In this report, the authors highlight collaborative activities…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Agency Cooperation, State Programs, Parent Associations
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2016
Students who are deaf-blind have absent, partial, or distorted vision and hearing. Deaf-blindness severely limits access to visual and auditory information that forms the basis for learning and communication and creates challenges for educational systems mandated to provide free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Students with Disabilities, Deaf Blind, Individualized Education Programs
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2016
This, the 30th annual "National Child Count of Children and Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind," is the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. Begun in 1986 on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, it represents a nearly thirty year collaborative effort between the National Center…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Databases, Agency Cooperation
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