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Object Communication

Many children who are deaf-blind communicate using objects or parts of objects that represent people, places, activities, or concepts. The resources linked to from this page explain object communication and illustrate specific ways that objects can be used.

Object Communication

Object Cue

Tangible Symbols Webcast

Choices at the Swimming Pool (or in the Bath)

Creating Conversation Boxes

Getting Started with Object Communication

Introducing and Developing Choices

Making Object Books

Object Communication Materials Bibliography

Object Communication Research - Bibliography

Tactile and Object Exploration Among Young Children with Visual Impairments

Tangible Symbol Systems Primer

Tangible Symbol Systems: Making the Right to Communicate a Reality for Individuals with Severe Disabilities

Using Objects to Promote Early Communication and Language for Deafblind Children

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