November 28, 2019 from 10am - 3pm at 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Newmarket. This workshop is for organizations, support staff, and family members looking to expand their communication toolbox to enhance support for individuals with a sensory loss and/or communication need. This interactive workshop will introduce experience tools, deepen participant understanding of how these tools relate to anticipation, reliving, retelling, and conceptual development and provide a hands on opportunity to develop an experience tool. To learn more or to register click here.
November 14, 2019 from 10am - 3pm at the Newmarket Community Centre. This interactive workshop will address sensory loss - characteristics and implications, total communication approach, communication systems, introduction ot sign language - signed exact English, simulations - interactive sensory loss simulations. To learn more or to register click here.
This article focuses on the state of science related to audiological rehabilitation of individuals with dual sensory impairment with a focus on considerations of appropriate hearing assistive technology for this population. 7 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.
The objective of the study described in this article was to identify and summarize available research literature on participation experiences of people with deafblindness or dual sensory loss. 26 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.
This paper provides an overview on various deafblind profiles, deafblindness among older adults and modes of communication. There is discussion on training in communication and communication between two deafblind people. 19 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.
On Monday June 3rd 2019 presenter Atul Jaiswal, PhD aimed to make professionals in the field understand the challenges faced by older adults with dual sensory loss and offer potential solutions to support them. He will highlight strategies that could help professionals in conducting clinical assessments and providing medical care to older adults with dual sensory loss. He used case scenarios from the field in combination with recent knowledge developments in the field of dual sensory loss to present challenges and potential solutions. To watch the recording of the presentation click here. To learn more check out this reading list and the attached pdfs.