OHOA Module: An Introduction to Sign Language and Braille
- Understand that language development exists along a hierarchical continuum.
- Understand the intervener's role in supporting sign language and braille development.
- Know that consistent use of strategies and modalities across communication partners and environments is essential for learners who are deaf-blind.
- Understand that students who are deaf-blind are multimodal communicators.
- Understand the role of touch (e.g., for communication, information, and expression of emotions), and how it is re-prioritized as an access point by students who are deaf-blind, regardless of their use of functional vision.
- Susanne Morgan Morrow (Lead)
- Darlene Daniels
- Tina Hertzog
- George Stern
- Heather Withrow
Morrow, S., Daniels, D., Hertzog, T., Stern, G., Withrow, H. (2016, September). Introduction to Sign Language and Braille. 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.