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Initiatives for deaf education (in the Third world)

ENABLING EDUCATION NETWORK (EENET)
November 2001

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The following booklets were developed at INITIATIVES workshops. Three booklets reflect the recommendations made at the workshop in Beni Sueif, Egypt, 1997. The fourth contains the recommendations of the workshop held in India in 1994. The titles of the booklets are:
Issues and Recommendations for Interpreters;
Issues and Recommendations for Parents;
Issues and Recommendations for Sign Language; and
Issues and Recommendations for Teachers

Causes and syndromes leading to deafblindness

SENSE INTERNATIONAL (INDIA)

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This booklet describes the causes, syndromes and genetic conditions that may cause deafblindness. Knowledge of conditions that cause deafblindness provides teachers with important clues to students’ health status, physical stability, potential development as well as understanding of symptoms and the progression of students’ conditions

Management of children with deafblindness with cerebral palsy : feeding, oromotor skills and self-care skills

SENSE INTERNATIONAL (INDIA)

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There are many children with deafblindness who have associated disabilities such as autism and epilepsy. Deafblind children with cerebral palsy sometimes have orthopedic and other functional impairments which are challenging for parent and teachers to manage. This booklet targets parents and teachers of children who are deafblind to improve the management of feeding, oromotor, and self-care skills

Toilet training for children with deafblindness and multi-sensory impairments

SENSE INTERNATIONAL (INDIA)

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Children with deafblindness have varying degrees of hearing and vision impairments which can impact their participation in activities of daily living. Deafblind children with multi-sensory impairments often have additional difficulties with participation in activities of daily living. Toilet training is important for children to develop their independence and dignity, as well as to develop and maintain good hygiene skills. This booklet provides useful information for family members, special educators, care workers and professionals to understand and support children with deafblindness in toilet training

Screening and assessment formats

SENSE INTERNATIONAL (INDIA)

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This booklet is designed for professionals, special educators, school teachers and development CBR workers for screening, identification and completion of functional assessments and individual education plans for children with deafblindness and multi-sensory impairments (MSI). The booklet provides forms used by Sense International (India) and gives guidance to use them as a tool for screening and assessing children. This publication is useful for organisations and educators working with deafblind people

Management of children with deafblindness with cerebral palsy part 2 : developing fine motor skills

SENSE INTERNATIONAL (INDIA)

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Children with deafblindness sometimes experience a range of associated conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy. Often children with deafblindness and cerebral palsy can experience difficulties in participation which impacts their abilities to learn, explore and express themselves in their immediate environment. This booklet provides activities to facilitate the development of fine motor skills and play skills with children with deafblindness to maximise their participation in daily activities

A comprehensive book on individualized educational programme (IEP) for children with deafblindness and multi sensory impairments

SENSE INTERNATIONAL (INDIA)

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A multidisciplinary team is responsible for creating and evaluating individualised education plans (IEPs) for students with deafblindness. Writing a complete IEP is often perceived as a challenging task by many special educators. This booklet provides a step by step guide to understand, develop and write effective IEPs for children with deafblindness. This booklet is useful to special educators and families working with deafblind children

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