12 specific guidelines for communication with deaf blind children.

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12 specific guidelines for communication with deaf blind children.

1.Start by forming an emotional bond with the child through co-active participation in enjoyable activities.

Introduce language through the appropriate media and at the appropriate level

2.No child will communicate, unless he has a reason.

3.Points out the need for cues. "

4.You will have to repeat the communication much time before the child understands.

5.Talk to the MSD baby or child as you would to a hearing child.

6.With children who have some residual vision, communicate at eye level.

7.The people in the child world must use communication, which is at the appropriate level.

8.As a MSD child begins to acquire a system of communication (symbolization of the real world) it is important to introduce as many methods of communication as he can learn.

9. Language must be based upon concrete experience-activities that the child enjoys and dialogue, which grows from these activities.

10.Manipulate the child's hands through the signs /gestures beyond his level of receptive language.

11.Teach the child to draw, trace, colour, cut, and mix. These activities are important for forming a good base for communication.

12.Remember that eye contact and the use of residual vision are most to establish with the MSD child.

Compare 4 of these with course material and daily interpersonal skills.

No child will communicate unless he has reason to communicate People need to communicate with each other and they communicate with lots of people in a day. People always need to communicate with each other even if they don't know each other. Speaking, telling our needs and wants verbally, non-verbally or in a written way is the basic need of our daily life.

Communication is integral for any relationship, be it a...