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
Use of this Module
This module is available for free on our website. We invite anyone to use these materials. Please note that NCDB does not provide CEUs, certificates, or confirmation of completion.
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.