for Children with Deafblindness, or Visual and Multiple Impairments

Videos: Communication based routines

In the video below, you will see a group activity with students making dog biscuits. We’re much less worried about how great the doggie treats come out than we are about the experience, language, learning, and fun we’re having.

  • Making Hot Dog Biscuits Routine TVI Chris Montgomery with Tania, a deafblind student
  • Jarvis Goes to the Drum Store
  • Ray Bakes Cookies:

    During this routine, Ray and his teacher use the platform of “baking cookies” to infuse the larger topics of language, concepts development, and conversation into a fun activity. This is a good example of a multistep, sequenced, routine - notice the use of the sequence box for putting the items for the routine in their specific order. This allows for our clear beginning, middle, end, as well as for labeling each item (or step) within the routine.

    As you may notice, the skill of baking is secondary to teaching communication, and having fun while doing it.

    Other things to look for: Notice the techniques being used for auditory training, hand-under-hand/tactile communication, and how Ray and his teacher are positioned so that they can interact with the baking items, and also each other.