OHOA Module: Touch for Connection and Communication
- Observe how a student who is deaf-blind can use touch to gain access to the world in a way that will lead to communication and learning.
- Understand how mutual tactile attention, tactile modeling, and joint tactile attention lead to communication and language development.
- Evaluate the variety of ways touch can be used for communicating and learning.
- Learn about techniques for supporting language, communication, and mutual attention to reduce isolation and promote access to environmental information.
- Understand why, when, and how to use tactile symbols with students who are deaf-blind.
- Kathee Scoggin (Lead)
- Gloria Authenment
- Myrna Medina
- Megan Mogan
- Chris Russell
- Jelica Nuccio
- Hayley Broadway
Scoggin, K., Authenmen, G., Medina, M., Mogan, M., Russell, C., Nuccio, J., Broadway, H. (2016, September). Touch for Connection and Communication. 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.