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OHOA Module: Touch for Connecting and Learning

OHOA Module: Touch for Connecting and Learning

A young boy leans and touches drum.

Learning Outcomes

  • Reflect on your own experiences with touch and learn about the varying cultural, personal, and physical boundaries that influence how human beings relate to one another with touch. 
  • Be able to explain the importance of touch as an access point for students who are deaf-blind and how to use touch in a variety of environments. 
  • Discover the spectrum of touch support needs and how to provide the appropriate amount of touch support to students on an individual basis. 

Development Team

  • Kathee Scoggin (Lead) 
  • Gloria Authenment 
  • Megan Mogan 
  • Myrna Medina
  • Barbara Miles
  • Chris Russell 

Scoggin, K., Authenmen, G., Mogan, M., Medina, M., Miles, B., Russell, C. (2016, September). Touch for Connecting and Learning. 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.