Multi-Sensory Referencing & Objects of Reference for Children and Young People with Complex Needs and Sensory Impairments
Object symbols: a communication option
North Rocks Press, 1990
About the use of object symbols to develop early requesting behaviour in non-verbal students.
Multisensory rooms and environments: controlled sensory experiences for people with profound and multiple disabilities
Jessica Kingsley, 2008
A practical guide to using multisensory environments with ideas and strategies including low cost solutions.
Miles, Barbara & Riggio, Marianne
Remarkable conversations: a guide to developing meaningful communication with children and young adults who are deafblind
Perkins School for the Blind, 1999
This book addresses the needs of children of all abilities, ranging from non-linguistic (objects and body movements) to linguistic (sign or written) forms of communication. Gives practical approaches for creating communication-rich environments.
Joint attention in deafblind children: a multisensory path towards a shared sense of the world
This project looked at the use of sensory modalities in the early communication of 14 deafblind children.
Objects of reference: promoting early symbolic communication (3rd ed)
Promoting concept development and communication skills with visually impaired children who have learning difficulties.
David Fulton, 1999
A textbook approach to multisensory environments, looking at the background, design & construction, curriculum development, future possibilities and research.
Using a multisensory environment: a practical guide for teachers
David Fulton, 2001
This book provides teachers and therapists with a user-friendly bank of ideas and suggestions for use in the MSE for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties. (Series: Resource materials for teachers)
Making sense together: practical approaches to supporting children who have multisensory impairments
Souvenir Press, 2000
Update and partial rewrite of "Multiply handicapped children"
'Once upon a time ...': Dinosaurs, the literacy hour and objects of reference
Autumn 1999, No 25, p11-12
Sensory stories and literacy for children with multiple disabilities.
Stimulating intersubjective communication in an adult with deafblindness: a single-case experiment
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
July 2014, Vol 19 (3), p366-384
Case study of a young person who is deafblind and has learning disabilities. Study looked at how the young person perceived himself and others and how this affects communication.
Listening to the child's voice
Summer 2008, Vol 54 (2), p34-35
Describes a process that can help those working with children with very limited communication to understand their choices and preferences.