Further resources about communication

Remarkable Conversations: A guide to developing meaningful communication with children and young adults who are deafblind
Miles & Riggio (editors), 1999, Perkins School for the Blind

Access to Communication: Developing the basics of communication with people with severe learning difficulties through intensive interaction
Nind & Hewitt, 2006, David Fulton Publishers Ltd

Communication and congenital deafblindness:

Book I: Congenital deafblindness and the core principles of intervention Rodbroe & Janssen, 2006, VCDBF/Viataal
Book II: Contact and social interaction
Janssen & Rodbroe, 2007, VCDBF/Viataal
Book III: Meaning making
Souriau, Rodbroe & Janssen (editors), 2008, VCDBF/Viataal
Book IV: Transition to the cultural language
Souriau, Rodbroe & Janssen (editors), 2009, VCDBF/Viataal

Haptices and haptemes: A case study of developmental process in social-haptic communication of acquired deafblind people
Lahtinen, 2008, A1 Management UK Ltd

Learning through touch — Supporting children with visual impairment and additional difficulties
McLinden & McCall, 2002, David Fulton Publishers Ltd

Teaching children who are deafblind: Contact, Communication and Learning
Aitken, Buultjens, Clark, Eyre and Pease (editors), 2000, David Fulton Publishers Ltd

Independence without sight or sound: Suggestions for practitioners working with deafblind adults
Sauerburger, 1993, American Foundation for the Blind

These books and many more are available to Sense members from the Sense library.

If you have any questions about communicating with deafblind people please contact Sense's Information and Advice service.  

First published: Monday 21 May 2012
Updated: Tuesday 15 October 2013