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Early Communication

Caring for an infant who has both a hearing loss and visual impairment can be a challenging experience. The information in this section is meant to provide resources focused on building the early connections critical to infant development.

Early Interactions With Children Who Are Deaf-Blind

For New Parents - You and Your Baby

The Deafblind Disabled Baby

Touch from The Deafblind Disabled Baby

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Almost 100 Motor Activities For Infants and Toddlers

Early Communication Bibliography

Early Communication Training Series Modules

Infant Massage for Babies with Sensory Impairments

InfantSEE-Eyes-to-the-World (Infant Vision Screening)

It's Important to Have Your New Baby's Hearing Screened

Learning to Communicate: Strategies for Developing Communication with Infants Whose Multiple Disabilities Include Visual Impairment and Hearing Loss

My Baby's Hearing

Other Resources on Early Communication

Parenting Children with Multiple Disabilities

Perkins WonderBaby Website

Self-Determination Is For Babies, Too! (2nd Article)

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