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Purvis, Barbara; Malloy, Peggy; Schalock, Mark; McNulty, Kathy; Davies, Steven; Thomas, Kathleen Stremel; Udell, Tom – National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2014
Experiences that occur during the earliest years of life critically impact children's abilities to learn, move, and interact with others. This is especially true for children with severe sensory and multiple disabilities, for whom physical, communicative, cognitive, social, and emotional developmental domains are deeply intertwined. In…
Descriptors: Infants, Disability Identification, Deaf Blind, Referral
Wiley, David; Fagbemi, Mike; Filek, John; Kirscher, Cathy; Morrow, Susanne Morgan; Reiman, John; Rohr, Lisa; Taylor-Snell, Emily – National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2014
A person who is considered deaf-blind is someone who is deaf or hard-of-hearing in combination with a visual impairment or blindness. The range of capabilities and support needs of individuals with deaf-blindness varies substantially from person to person because of differences in the extent of partial vision or hearing, if any, or the presence of…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Intervention, Children, Adults
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2014
The 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. It has been collaboratively designed, implemented and revised to serve as the common vehicle to meet federal grant requirements for both the State/Multi-State and National…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Databases, Agency Cooperation