DVD/CD-ROM Harmonious Interactions Training Programs Bibliography

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2010-0016 The Emergence of Communication (deel1 + deel2) : Persons with Congenital Deafblindess --Daelman, Marlene; Nafstad, Anne; Rodbroe, Inger; Visser, Ton; Souriau, Jacques. Sint-Michielsgestel: Viataal. (no date) This DVD created by European experts in deaf-blindness begins with the statement that social interaction is a precondition for communication development in children who are congenitally deaf-blind. It consists of a series of clips of children with deafblindness interacting with adults. The DVD is not narrated, but screen labels and text identify the types of interactions that are taking place. The clips are organized into 3 sections. Part 1--Natural Interactions (greeting rituals and social interactive play). Part 2--Intervention Strategies (shows the first encounter of a young child with a stranger and the first encounter between a young adult and a stranger). Part 3--Emergence of Communication (shows a child and an adult communicating with touch and body language during an activity with a play tunnel). Available from Viataal ( Publisher's web site:

2008-0538 You Make the Difference : An Educator-Oriented Process for Supporting High Quality Interactions with Students Who are Deafblind [DVD] --Axelrod, Craig; Conlin, Kim; Smith, Tish. Austin: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. (2008) The interaction training process presented in this DVD is designed to help educators learn how to improve the quality of their interactions with students who are deafblind, by changing their own interactive behaviors and by adapting the interactive context (for example, offering communicative aids in an orderly way, offering choices, and removing distracting stimuli). You Make the Difference emphasizes and addresses the following educator-oriented learning goals: understand the role of high quality interactions in early development; understand the challenges to high quality interactions with children who are deafblind; identify student-specific factors that impact interactions; recognize the components of interaction; analyze the interactions between adults and students who are deafblind; identify and implement intervention strategies that improve the quality of those interactions. Cost: $50.00. Available from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Phone: 512-206-9427. Publisher's web site:

2007-0248 Contact : Understanding of Specific Interaction Characteristics to Build up Reciprocal Interaction with Congenital Deafblind Persons --van de Tillaart, Bernadette; Janssen, Marleen. AapNootMuis Productions. (no date) Individuals who are deaf-blind require a solid base of good interactions in order to develop feelings of security and competence. When a person who is deaf-blind and his or her interaction partner are able to attune their body language in such a way that they can share experiences and emotions, real contact in the form of affective involvement can come into existence. This contact is characterized by general interaction patterns, as well as deaf-blind specific interaction characteristics. The authors of this interactive CD-ROM developed an interaction model in which concepts such as opening and maintaining contact, initiatives and confirmations, exchange of turns, proximity, attention, intensity, and affective involvement are addressed. The model they developed can be used regardless of the age or communication level of the person who is deaf-blind. The model also can be used with individuals with other multiple disabilities as is appropriate. Implementation of this knowledge requires complementary training and support of the interaction partners in the deaf-blind individual's life such as parents, caregivers, and teachers. Available from Vision Associates, Phone: 407-352-1200, Web:[Dr. Jan van Dijk materials].

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