Exploring Tactile Communication Strategies ~ Opening Doors for Self-Determination and the Future!

Communication is a critical foundation for learning and self-determination by all learners – including those with deaf-blindness. Session presenters and participants will discuss tactile communication options, how to select the most appropriate tactile communication options, strategies for facilitating self-determination opportunities for learners with DB….and opportunities for learners to be active participants in plans for their short and long term futures. As a result of this session, participants will be able to: (1) Compile a list of tactile communication options (2) Discuss ways to use tactile communication strategies with deaf-blind learners (3) Select appropriate tactile communication options for their learner (4) Identify strategies for facilitating self-determination and planning opportunities.

Sandra Warren, Andrea Blackwood