Deafblind Resources

Downloadable Articles, Books and Booklets

Alsop, L., Blaha, R., & Kloos, E. (2000). Briefing paper: The intervener in early intervention and educational settings for children and youth with deafblindness

Belote, M. (2002). Effective Use of One-on-Ones for Children who are Deaf-Blind. reSources, (10)12, Winter 2002 

Blaha, R., Carlson, B., Assessment of Deafblind Access to Manual Language Systems (ADAMLS).
The ADAMLS is a resource for educational teams who are responsible for developing appropriate adaptations and strategies for children who are deafblind who are candidates for learning manual language systems.

Home Talk, A Family Assessment of Children who are Deafblind.
This is an assessment tool for parents and care providers of children who are deafblind and who have other disabilities. Its purpose is to help the parents participate in the planning of their child’s educational program. (39 pages) 

Miles, B., (2003). Talking the Language of the Hands to the Hands. 
This seminal article discusses the importance of hands for the person who is deafblind. 

Morgan, S. (2001). “What’s My Role?” A comparison of the responsibilities of interpreters, interveners, and support service providers. Deaf-Blind Perspectives, (9)1, Fall 2001 

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (July 2009). I wish I had… Wisdom from parents of children on Deaf-Blindness. 

DB-LINK website has a “Selected Topics” section on ‘Interveners’