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OHOA Module: Building Trusted Relationships and Positive Self-Image

OHOA Module: Building Trusted Relationships and Positive Self-Image

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand that trusted relationships and a positive self-image are the foundation for well-being and development.
  • Describe key strategies to create reciprocal interactions from a deaf-blind perspective.
  • Apply a consistent approach using turn-exchanges for starting, maintaining, and ending interactions.
  • Apply affirmation of a student’s initiative or response.
  • Analyze indicators of a student’s processing time.
  • Learn to match observations of a student with strategies to share emotions with him or her.
  • Describe specific strategies for establishing joint attention.

Development Team

  • Bernadette van den Tillaart (Lead)
  • Caroline Daley
  • Tina Hertzog
  • Chris Montgomery
  • Lauri Triulzi

Suggested Citation

Van den Tillaart, B., Daley, C., Hertzog, T., Montgomery, C., Triulzi, L. (2014, September, rev.). Building trusted relationships. In National Center on Deaf-Blindness, Open Hands, Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules. Monmouth, OR: National Center on Deaf-Blindness, The Research Institute at Western Oregon University.