EDUDEAF: Vision and Hearing Impairment

Keywords: Deaf Education Information, Deafness Related Issues, Additional Disorders

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Date: Thu, 7 Nov 1996 22:12:24 -0800
Reply-To: A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education
Sender: A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education
Subject: Vision and Hearing Impairment
To: Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF

I am posting this on behalf of a friend who has a four year old daughter with a profound vision loss and a severe hearing loss. They are looking for any information about vision/hearing loss options. The mother is wondering if she should teach her daughter sign.....she wonders if it will be helpful because her daughter may lose more of her vision. Wouldn't she be able to "feel" the signs with her hands? I'm just guessing here but I thought it might still be helpful for the little girl to learn sign language. Do any of you have access to vision loss/hearing loss resources? The mother and her little girl live in Canada. I will pass on any information.

Thanks in advance, Brandy
bpenman@valleynet.bc.ca
British Columbia, Canada

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Date: Fri, 8 Nov 1996 08:28:16 -0500
Reply-To: A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education
Sender: A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education
Subject: Re: Vision and Hearing Impairment
To: Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF

Brandy,

The Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02172 (Tel. 617-924-3434) is still one of the foremost U.S. centers for information and services for families who have children with vision and hearing losses. They are a private school with a worldwide constituency The school can be reached at:

maperkdb@edu.gte.com

Or you can contact them

Alan L. Marvelli Smith College/Clarke School for the Deaf
Graduate Teacher Education Program
Northampton, MA 01063
413-585-3050 almarvel@sophia.smith.edu

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Date: Fri, 8 Nov 1996 09:42:57 -0500
Reply-To: A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education
Sender: A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education
Subject: Vision and Hearing Impairment -Reply
To: Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF

Regarding your request for information on Deaf/Blind, an outstanding resource is Dr Kathryh Heller, professor in the Deaf/Blind program at Georgia State University. She not only instructs the program but does countless consults on specific needs of individual children and has numerous resources available. You may contact her via e-mail at

SPEKWH@langate.gsu.edu

Good luck.
Susan

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Date: Fri, 8 Nov 1996 19:01:28 -0500
Reply-To: signnet@interlog.com
Sender: A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education
Organization: The Signers' Network
Subject: Re: Vision and Hearing Impairment
To: Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF

I suggest that your friend contact your local Canadian National Institute for the Blind. They have a deaf/blind division that could assist with options, etc. As for sign, deaf-blind people with low vision in Canada use the British 2 handed alphabet to "feel" spelling. There are books available that teach this alphabet. If you want to check out Canadian Deaf and ASL-related sites, you can get connected through our home page at http://www.interlog.com/~signnet/. Good luck.

Carola Finch, The Signers' Network.

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Date: Sun, 10 Nov 1996 15:47:43 -0800
Reply-To: A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education
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Subject: Re: Vision and Hearing Impairment
To: Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF

Absolutely she should start signing now. I know many Deaf-Blind adults who communicate in sign just fine receiving the signs tactily. Most of the adults I know didn't begin to loose their sight until they hit their teens.

It just seems it would so much easier to teach the daughter now while she still has some sight since her loss may be progressive, than wait and try to teach her later tactily.

There is a national organization called (if my memory serves me right) the American Association of Deaf-Blindness. It is an American group but I believe has many Canadian members. I don't have their phone number etc. but I'm sure someone on this list will.

Talia Goeke
Seattle WA

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Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 23:42:09 +0800
Reply-To: A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education
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Organization: RPNet (Phil. Data Exchange)
Subject: Re: Vision and Hearing Impairment
To: Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF

>The name and address are: American Association of the Deaf-blind, 814 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910. USA

The e-mail of the President (who lives in Columbus, OH) is: hca@aug.com

There is a Deaf-blind list: listserv@ukcc.uky.edu (subscribe deafblind)

Luke Moortgat, CICM
Manila, Philippines
Healthhandicap@pdx.rpnet.com

Uploaded by: Jessica Soltesz/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major