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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 

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.

Suggested Citation

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.