The Kansas Deaf-Blind Project is a federally funded grant designed to provide technical assistance to educational teams and families who serve learners with deaf-blindness in Kansas. Our Project goals include:
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Teaching children with deaf-blindness how to communicate can be very challenging. Below are some great websites that will help you find ideas and solutions for teaching communication at any level, whether they are at a prelinguistic, emergent, or symbolic level.
1. The KS Deaf-Blind Project website has numerous PowerPoint Presentations and handouts on Communication found here.
2. NCDB Library has a large collection of articles, learning modules, presentations, webinars and videos on the subject of Communication.
3. Literacy for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss a wonderful continuum showing the stages of development for learning Literacy skills that lead to communication. Here is a webinar that was presented as an overview to tell you about this website. On the Homepage, click on the Red Colored Box in the middle of the page that says, "Literacy Skills Checklist" to see how this document correlates with the website to find where to go next and what to work on next. Under the section of "Shifting the Perspective" make sure to click on the "Continuum" for a nice timeline of Literacy Development skills that is helpful to see.
4. Paths To Literacy website offers many great strategies, resources, activities and ideas galore. There are several different ways to look at this website. You can go to the Menu to see the different Content Areas to search. Or you can go across the top bars and look at the various categories like "Strategies," "Resources" and “Technology” for so many great ideas.
Any time that you are looking for information on a specific subject, don’t hesitate to contact one of the staff at the KS Deaf-Blind Project for assistance.
Opportunities for Families
The Kansas School for the Deaf invites families to join with a Connecting Families One Cup at a Time with various locations in Kansas.
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