Helen Keller communicate with mother
Facts about Deafblindness
- Deafblindness is a low incidence disability.
- A survey of Sense International (India) shows around 5,00,000 persons with deafblindness exist in India.
- A very low percentage of persons with deafblindness are receiving direct services and adequate number of specially trained personnel for persons with DB are not available.
- Every special school for the hearing impaired and visually impaired are likely to have persons who come in the category of deafblindness
Myths about Deafblindness
- Persons with deafblindness have cognitive disabilities.
- Persons with deafblindness will/can never communicate.
- Persons with deafblindness will always be dependent on others throughout their lives.
- They can NEVER be INCLUDED !
- They all have severe BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS.
Truth about Persons with Deafblindness
- No single profile of a student with deafblindness.
- Can participate in almost any activity.
- Can communicate in a variety of ways.
- Many can get around their community independently with proper orientation and mobility training.
- Need a highly structured educational or rehabilitation programme to compensate for his/her sensory impairments.
- Though deprived of the information necessary to anticipate future events, special techniques can be used to develop anticipation.
- THEY CAN BE INCLUDED THROUGH APPROPRIATE EDUCATION!
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