Using Tangible Symbols for Communication with Blind Children

tangible symbols

Did you know that Perkins produces amazing webcasts on all sorts of interesting topics? Their newest one is on how to use tangible symbols to aid in communication.

Elizabeth Torrey, Speech and Language Pathologist in the Early Learning Center at Perkins School for the Blind, talks about the use of tangible symbols in helping children with multiple disabilities, including blindness and deafblindness, to develop and achieve communication skills.

Also, if you look closely (and know what you’re looking for) you just may see my little Ivan’s foot in the background of one of the shots!

Click here to watch the video.


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