Title

HOLISTIC AND INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH ACQUIRED DEAFBLIND PEOPLE

Authors

Riitta Lahtinen

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Abstract

An article outlining an upcoming research grant focusing on holistic communication strategies in the area of acquired deafblindness. The aims of the research are: to examine the strategies and theoretical models of the function of language for improving communication for acquired deafblind people, their family members and interpreters, to analyze and identify how these different methods and techniques can be applied to improve the quality of communication, to identify internationally the most common methods of how a person is able to describe their own emotional feelings, to interpret environmental information and non-verbal signals to deafblind persons through touch, and to produce articles, videos and teaching materials during the research project. NUD NEWS BULLETIN, #1, 1999, pp. 20-21.

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