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256 journals ch 13 - Deaf-blindness: when a person has...

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Lindsey Faucher EDP 256E Exceptionality Portfolio Ch. 13: Learners with Learners with low incidence, multiple and severe Things I already knew: Motor-speech disorder: when a person loses the ability to understand and formulate language because of a brain injury Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), used by NAEYC, means using educational methods that are at the appropriate developmental levels of the child and that meet the specific needs of the child New things I learned: Traumatic brain injury (TBI): brain damage that is acquired by trauma after a period of normal neurological development o Can result from two kinds of injury: open head injuries or closed head injuries Self-stimulation: repetitive, stereotyped behavior that seems to have no logical purpose besides providing sensory stimulation o Examples: swishing saliva, twirling objects, fixed staring, hand flapping, etc. Self-injurious behavior: repeated physical self-abuse o Examples: biting, scratching, head-banging, etc. o When it is unchecked it can turn into self-mutilation
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Unformatted text preview: Deaf-blindness: when a person has significant impairments in both seeing and hearing (they may have some hearing or sight) o Can be caused by genetic or chromosomal syndromes, or prenatal/postnatal conditions o Needs an emphasis on communication and mobility o For someone who is deaf-blind, getting around, communicating with others, and accessing information is very difficult Resources: Biausa.org- Brain Injury Association of America o Provides facts about Traumatic Brain Injury o Allows people to donate to the cause online or by phone or mail o Has a section on frequently asked questions where parents and childrens can look and see what other people have asked/responded Deafblind.com o Has a section on other internet resources for people with deaf-blindness o Has mailing lists newsletters for deaf-blind people o Has a section on conferences and courses about deaf-blindness throughout the world...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course EDP 256E taught by Professor Charlescatania during the Fall '09 term at Miami University.

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