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OHOA Module: Understanding Communication Principles

Learning Activity 1: Communication Basics

Time to complete: 1 hours


Watch this slide presentation:

At one point in the presentation, you will see a reference to a "Communication Exchange Analysis" assignment. The relevant forms are posted under "Suggested Discussion Board Activities and Assignments" below. 

After watching the presentation and completing the assignment, take a few moments to reflect in your intervener journal about what you have learned in this activity. See the section titled "Learning Activity 1 Reflection Questions."

Suggested Discussion Board Activities and Assignments

Assignment: Communication Exchange Analysis


When learning about communicating with students who are deaf-blind, it is good to understand the foundations of communication for all people. This allows us to begin to see the elements of interactions between ourselves and our students that are important for the development of meaningful communication and language.