Communication
for Children with Deafblindness, or Visual and Multiple Impairments

Video Examples: Building Security

  1. Video Link: Offer objects
  2. In this video, the teacher is offering the child items to explore. She makes a noise with the object to let him know it is there. She never controls his hands or shows him how to use the objects. She is finding out about what he does with objects.

  3. Video Link: Make your hands available
  4. This is a video of a mother and her child interacting. She is letting him explore her hands. Her hands are available to him and he is able to control what they do.

  5. Video Link: Inhibiting
  6. In this video, the child is being provided with input that is calming to most sensory systems, rocking. You can see by the end of the clip that she has nearly fallen asleep.

  7. Video Link: Excitatory
  8. In this video, the child is being provided with input that wakes up most sensory systems, vibration. You can see that she not only is awake, but is interested in having more of that massager on her arm.

  9. Video Link: Greeting ritual
  10. In this video, the teacher sings a song to the child as she moves his hand. It is evident that, by the end of the song, the little boy is looking forward to his time with his teacher.

Video Tutorial Companion

  1. Video Link: Building Security: Part 2 of 7 from the web training series.
  2. TSBVI Outreach Consultant TVI Sara Kitchen delivers part two of this seven part web training series on Interaction and Bonding.