OHOA Module: Progressing from Non-symbolic to Symbolic Communication and Complex Language
- Understand the value of observation in determining where a person who is deaf-blind is on the communication continuum.
- Describe communication modes used by students who are deaf-blind.
- Describe strategies to support a student to become a more proficient communicator.
- Describe strategies to support a student to develop complex language skills.
- Understand the role of the intervener and other team members in communication development, instruction, and assessment.
- Beth M.S. Kennedy (Lead)
- Luis Miranda
- Jennifer Lester
- Diane Foster
- Patti McGowan
- Megan Cote
- Debbie Sanders
Kennedy, B., Miranda, L., Lester, J., Foster, D., McGowan, P., Cote, M., Sanders, D. (2014, September, rev.). Progressing from non-symbolic to symbolic communication and complex language. 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.