1st Edition

Teaching Children Who are Deafblind Contact Communication and Learning

    224 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    260 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    First published in 2000. Resources and training material about children who are deafblind are all too rare. The principles of contact, communication and learning are fundamental; they apply to us all. The process of putting these same principles into practice with children who are deafblind can be complex, incremental and challenging. This book rewards the reader by identifying what contact, communication and learning can mean for a deafblind child. At the same time it sets out detailed guidance on practice. Throughout, information is given with a rare insight and compassion for children with these very special needs.

    Chapter 1 Understanding deafblindness, StuartAitken; Chapter 2 Creating a communicating environment, Pease Laura; Chapter 3 Personal and social development, Catherine Clark; Chapter 4 Holistic assessment, Jane T.Eyre; Chapter 5 Curricular frameworks, OlgaMiller, MarionMcLarty; Chapter 6 Effective teaching and learning, LizHodges; Chapter 7 Deafblindness and society, StuartAitken;Further reading; Glossary; Index;


    Stuart Aitken is Principal Officer (Research and Practice) with Sense Scotland, and Senior Research Fellow with the CALL Centre, which is located in the Faculty of Education, University of Edinburgh. Marianna Buultjens is the Coordinator of the Scottish Sensory Centre at Moray House Institute of Education, University of Edinburgh. Catherine Clark is the head teacher of Carnbooth School. A Glasgow City Council school, Carnbooth is the only provision for pupils with a dual sensory impairment in Scotland. Jane T Eyre is assistant head teacher at Carnbooth School. She has been involved with deafblind education for approximately fourteen years, mostly working hands on with deafblind students of all ages and abilities. Laura Pease is Head of the School for Children with Sensory Impairment and Learning Difficulties at Whitefield Schools and Centre in London.