Communication
for Children with Deafblindness, or Visual and Multiple Impairments

Video Examples: Use Interaction to Teach

  1. Video Link: Handling objects and performing actions
  2. In this video, the skills being targeted include handing an object to a communication partner and performing an action to make a request. The routine starts out with the student checking her anticipation calendar, then they travel to to the activity area. The teacher connects with the student by imitating her actions and sounds. She also responds to the student's specific requests. At one point, she increases the distance between the two of them, creating a slightly larger challenge in making the request. They finish the activity at the student's calendar area.

  3. Video Link: Auditory discrimination
  4. In this video, the skill being targeted is auditory discrimination. The teacher pairs specific actions with specific sounds. The pom-pom is an object that this student has shown that he enjoys.

  5. Video Link: Building associations
  6. In this video, the teacher is working on building associations between three dimensional objects and two dimensional representations for the student. He begins with one of the student's favored objects, imitates the student's actions upon the object, and then draws the object with the student. He then acts the same way upon the drawing of the object as the real object, and the student imitates him.

Video Tutorial Companion

  1. Video Link: Interactive Routines: Part 6 of 7 from the web training series.
  2. TSBVI Outreach Consultant TVI Sara Kitchen delivers part six of this seven part web training series on Interaction and Bonding.

  3. Video Link: Summary: Part 7 of 7 from the web training series.
  4. TSBVI Outreach Consultant TVI Sara Kitchen delivers part seven of this seven part web training series on Interaction and Bonding.