Individualizing and Personalizing communication and Literacy instruction for Children who are Deafblind

Susan M. Bruce, Marleen J. Janssen, Susan M. Bashinski

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Interviews, field notes and 66 communication and literacy lessons, shared between 23 teachers and speech-language pathologists and 22 children who are deafblind
(in the United States and the Netherlands) , were analyzed to identify professional views and intstructional strategies related to individualizing and personalizing instruction. All 66 lessons features extensive individualization strategies: six were also personalized (e.g. they were about the child's experiences). Knowing the student and family, collaboration and continutity among professionals, understanding each student's unique communication, and adjusting instruction in the moment supported individualizing instruction. Shared experiences, memories, and emotions were central to personalizing instruction.
Originele taal-2English
Artikelnummer2, 1, 2016
Pagina's (van-tot)73-87
Aantal pagina's15
TijdschriftJournal of Deafblind Studies on Communication
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusPublished - 22-dec.-2016

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