Intensive Interaction for Children and Young People with Complex Needs and Sensory Impairments
Aherne, Pam & Thornber, Ann
Communication for all: a cross curricular skill: involving interactions between "speaker and listener"
David Fulton, 1990
Considers the process of functional communication.The quality of interactions is crucial to the development of these skills.
Aitken, Stuart & Millar, Sally
Listening to children 2004
Sense Scotland & CALL Centre, 2004
Practical materials for anyone who wants to listen to and find out the views of children who have communication disabilities. Comprises a book and a CD-ROM.
From experience to conversation: what are the requirements for a partner to perceive and respond to expressions from a child with congenital deaf-blindness?
Specialpedagogiska Institutet, 2007
The quality of communication of a deafblind child relies heavily on the competence of the "communication partner" to pay close attention and have an understanding of cues.
Approaches to communication through music
David Fulton, 2002
One of the ways forward when working with those who have little or no speech, or limited comprehension of language, is to use music. This is a practical guide that contains lots of ideas and original activities for the specialist and non-specialist alike.
How language works
An introduction to the study of language. "How babies babble, words change meaning and languages live or die ..."
Gallaway, Clare & Richards, Brian J
Input and interaction in language acquisition
Cambridge U P, 1994
A study of "baby talk" and how it affects the acquisition of language in young children. Also explores language acquisition in second and foreign language learners.
Goold, Louise; Borbilas, Phyllis; Clarke, Annette; Kane, Carol
Addressing the communication needs of the individual with significant impairments: an ideas kit
North Rocks Press, 1993
A visual guide to ideas for helping children with communication problems.
Koegel, Robert L & Koegel, Lynn Kern (Eds)
Teaching children with autism: strategies for initiating positive interactions and improving learning opportunities
Paul H Brookes, 1996
A positive approach to autism which dispels the stereotypes and discusses behavioural characteristics and available interventions.
Lee, Mary & MacWilliam, Lindi
Learning together: a creative approach to learning for children with multiple disabilities and a visual impairment (2nd ed)
How to create an active learning environment for children with MDVI. This book explains and illustrates methods that have been developed over many years, with children of all ages, at the Royal Blind School, Edinburgh.
Tactile sign language: turntaking and questions in signed conversations of deafblind people
Series: International studies on sign language and communication of the deaf; Volume 38
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.
Nind, Melanie & Hewett, Dave
Access to communication: developing the basics of communication with people with severe learning difficulties through intensive interaction
David Fulton, 1994
For anyone who works with people who have learning difficulties who do not yet use language. Opening up human interaction to people who are remote from communication.
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.
O'Kane, Judith Coupe & Goldbart, Juliet
Communication before speech: development and assessment (2nd ed)
David Fulton, 1998
Developing and assessing early communication skills of children with a variety of special needs and learning disabilities.
Guidelines: practical tips for working and socializing with deaf-blind people (2nd ed)
Sign Media, 2002
The author is an interpreter for deafblind people and sets out useful advice on how to best communicate with people who have a combination of visual and hearing problems.
Webster, Alec & Roe, Joao
Children with visual impairments: social interaction, language and learning
Includes a comprehensive range of practical strategies for enabling early exploration, concept-building, language and literacy. Strong focus on the scaffolding of children's learning and experience.
Woodall, Joe & Charnock, Denise
TaSSeLs: Tactile signing for sensory learners: for staff working with children and young people
Outlines an alternative manual communication system for children with multisensory impairments and/or complex needs.
Lee, Mary & MacWilliam, Lindi
Movement, gesture and sign: an interactive approach to sign communication for children who are visually impaired with additional disabilities
Moray House Institute of Education, 1996
Describes an approach to communication developed by staff at Royal Blind School, Edinburgh. Illustrates how a child can develop skills in movement sessions & gradually acquire a sign system specially adapted for VI children.
All join in
NSPCC & Triangle, 2004
This DVD was made with a diverse group of 3-7 year olds to help develop skills for communicating.
Zeedyk, Suzanne & Robertson, Jonathan
Suzanne Zeedyk Ltd, 2011
The vision in making this film was simple: to demonstrate just how connected babies are to other people.
Conversation with Daniel
Autumn/Winter 2008, Vol 54 (3), p16-17
Assessment and communication with a child who has limited sight and hearing.
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.
Jan/Feb 2013, No 43, p18-20
Looks at how to recognise the ways that deafblind children can communicate.