Communication
for Children with Deafblindness, or Visual and Multiple Impairments

Be a good playmate, whichever strategies you’re using. Helpful tips:

image of video player with one woman sitting at a table and a caption below

Sara Kitchen Presents:

Be a Good Playmate,
a video tutorial companion.

From the Web Series: Part 5 of 7

  • Slow your pace: if you are prompting a lot, the pacing or the topic may be off.
  • Be generous with your time, with objects, with your flexibility.
  • Don’t be bossy: learn from your student, and avoid prompting whenever possible.
  • Don’t make the child share until he or she is ready: buy doubles or duplicates of interesting objects for play.
  • Be an interesting model at the child’s developmental and interest level.