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Research Report: Sign Language, Speech, and Communication Repair Abilities by Children with Congenital Deafblindness (Online)

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Description of Research Report: Sign Language, Speech, and Communication Repair Abilities by Children with Congenital Deafblindness

Children with congenital deafblindness face serious challenges as they develop early communication skills and the use of symbols (Bruce, 2005). These children have fewer opportunities to practice communication and they lack access to naturally occurring social cues, the actions of others, and information about context (Bruce, Godbold, & Naponelli-Gold, 2004; White, Barrett, Kearns, & Grisham-Brown., 2004). These challenges are compounded when children have preintentional, presymbolic, or idiosyncratic behaviors that may not be easily interpreted by their communication partners and thus are not reinforced within socially contingent reciprocal activities (Schweigert, 2012).

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ISBN: jvib090208
Year of publication: 2015
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