Resources on Communication

Communicating and Connecting with Learners Who Are Deafblind Developing Communication Portfolios – This is a comprehensive manual on developing communication portfolios for students who are deaf-blind. It includes examples and assessment tools.

How Do Deaf-Blind People Communicate – A fact sheet from the American Association of the Deaf-Blind

Natural Conversations with Persons Who Are Deafblind – This article explains the importance of finding ways to communicate with students who are deafblind

Personal Communication Dictionary – This simple tool can be a critical element of successful transition for students who communicate in non-symbolic ways. It allows you to pass on to the next setting what the student’s behavior is communicating.

Student Portfolio- A lovely way to put in one place information about a student’s vision, hearing, communication, dreams and talents. Can be used with students who are verbal and non-verbal.