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Tactile Strategies

Individuals who are deaf-blind use touch to explore objects, to understand the relationship of those objects to their environment, to perceive feelings, to act and to communicate. There are various tactile communication methods and tactile language interventions. This section discusses those strategies and the relationship of touch to the communication and well being of persons who are deaf-blind.

Tactile Communication Strategies

Talking the Language of the Hands to the Hands

Fact Sheet #43: Choosing and Using Tactile Name Cues

Functional and Fun? (pp. 4-6)

Hand Skills and More

Hand Under Hand

Hand-Over-Hand Guidance: What Lesson Do We Teach?

Implications of the Tadoma Method of Speechreading For Spoken Language Processing

June Downing's Advice on Sensory Efficiency Skills for Deaf-Blind Children

Mutual Tactile Attention

Project SALUTE Website

Some Things to Learn from Learning Through Touch

Tactile Reciprocal Interactions & Bodily Emotional Traces

Tactile Strategies Bibliography

Three Things Parents Should Know About Tactile Communication

Tips for Home or School: Hand-Under-Hand Prompting

Touch Cues

Understanding Coactive and Tactile Signing

What Can Families Do at Home to Support Their Child's Sensory Efficiency and Tactile Communication Skills?

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