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OHOA Module: Intervener Strategies

Learning Activity 2: Use Hand-Under-Hand Technique

Time to complete: 1.5 hour


Watch this slide presentation:

Suggested Discussion Board Activities and Assignments

Discussion Board Activity: Why use Hand Under Hand?

After completing the simulation in the slide presentation "Hand-Under-Hand Simulation Assignment," respond to the following questions:

  1. What differences did you notice between hand under hand and hand over hand? As the student? As the intervener?
  2. Why would you choose to use hand-under-hand in your work with a student who is deaf-blind?



The hands of a student with deaf-blindness are their eyes and ears. Hand-under-hand technique gives students opportunities to “watch” and “listen.”