- Deafblind students need an emphasis on conceptual development and exploration of the environment. Provide them with opportunities to explore their environment and to understand and control it.
- Deafblind students often have problems generalising skills and concepts from one situation to another and require specific teaching in generalisation.
- Access to sensory information should be provided (e.g. awareness of pressure and temperature, balance, smell, taste and touch) as these are important learning pathways for the student.
- Encourage meaningful student-adult interaction that responds to the student rather than leading.
- Place an emphasis on mobility and the development of hand function. This is essential for most Deafblind students, who use their hands for exploration, information and communication to a much greater extent than sighted, hearing peers.
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