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A review and evaluation of research on the deaf-blind from perceptual, communicative, social and rehabilitative perspectives
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Disability Research.
2001 (English)In: Scandinavian Audiology, ISSN 0105-0397, Vol. 30, no 2, 67-77 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper reviews research on deaf-blind individuals, primarily from behavioral and communicative points of view. Inclusion in the population of deaf-blind is qualified by describing a variety of subgroups and genetically based syndromes associated with deaf-blindness. Sensory assessment procedures - based primarily on residual capacities - are appraised. Consequences for everyday life are described briefly. Non-sensory, alternative classificatory schemes and procedures are presented and the results from behavior modification procedures used for correcting maladaptive behaviors are summarized. Methods for communicating tactilely are described and evaluated. Attention is also drawn to some suggestions regarding learning of alphabetic codes and sign acquisition. Finally, suggestions for future research are proposed.

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2001. Vol. 30, no 2, 67-77 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-28929DOI: 10.1080/010503901300112176Local ID: 14136OAI: diva2:249741
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2011-01-13

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