Communication
for Children with Deafblindness, or Visual and Multiple Impairments

Use Interaction to Teach

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Be a Good Playmate,
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From the Web Series: Part 6 of 7

Build Interactive Routines

Positive interaction strategies allow us to enter our student’s world and from there we can gradually draw them out into ours. They may then begin to attend to things that we are doing within the interaction. We must be the bridge from our students inner world to help our students become engaged in the outside world at a pace that is comfortable for them.

  • Start with creating a different greeting routine for each team member, and do it the same way each time you encounter the child. The child can come to know and differentiate people (teachers, therapists, family members, etc.) by the way they are greeted.
  • Connect with the child surrounding their favorite topics and teach from there.
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Sara Kitchen Presents:

Summary,
a video tutorial companion.

From the Web Series: Part 7 of 7