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Literacy for Children Who Are Deaf-Blind: Building a Foundation

Learning Activity 1: Understanding Emerging Literacy



Download the following document. It identifies skills along the literacy continuum and provides links to strategies for teaching the skills. You will refer to it throughout the module.

Watch these slide presentations:

Suggested Discussion Board Activities and Assignments

Use the module journal to complete the reflection activity for Learning
Activity 1.



Literacy skills exist on a continuum. Expectations play a critical role in literacy development for students who are deaf-blind because they require intentional instruction that considers their communication modes and accommodations for hearing and vision needs.