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Working with Individuals Who are Deaf-Blind: Introduction to Deaf-Blindness and Etiologies

Course Description

The term “deaf-blind” refers to a person who has a combination vision and hearing impairment. Only a small percentage of people who are deaf-blind have absolutely no vision and hearing. Most people who are deaf-blind fall on a spectrum of having some hearing and/or vision that they can use. The population of people who are deaf-blind is quite diverse. Each person who is deaf-blind has a unique life experience based on several factors including their sensory abilities (how much they see and hear), the age of onset (when they became deaf, blind and deaf-blind), educational and cultural background, and whether or not they have additional disabilities.


Course Objectives

  • Visual sign language
  • Tactile sign language
  • Text
  • Speech
  • Alternative Communication Methods
  • Use of Interpreters
  • Considerations for people with limited language skills.

Certificate / CRC Credit (3)

When you reach the end of the course, you will be prompted to complete a brief quiz. Once you have met the requirements for passing the quiz you will be awarded either a Certificate of Completion or 3 CRC credits.


Price: $44.99

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