Family Members

Inclusive Communication

Two people holding a small yellow object while one of the people also holds a cane

This class will provide an overview of alternate communicative strategies and systems for individuals who are DeafBlind with intellectual disabilities. These strategies and tools include object symbols, schedule books, communication cards, picture cues, and basic tactile sign language. Participants will learn how and where to effectively use these tools so that they can increase communication and socialization with their individuals and provide a life that offers true inclusion.

Participants completing this webcast will be able to:

  1. Identify three benefits of using object symbols with individuals who are DeafBlind with intellectual disabilities
  2. List ways on how to develop and use concrete, functional object symbols that represent their individuals preferred activities
  3. Define the techniques of shared activity and partial participation
  4. Develop a basic, functional communication card.
  5. Define the correct listener / speaker role when communicating in tactile sign

ACVREP CE Hours: 1

Modules Included

Inclusive Communication, Michael Richards

Quiz: Inclusive Communication

Additional Courses

A woman signing I Love You and wearing a work shirt while surrounded by piles of white towels
A collage of four images showing a boy holding of a drawing in a sketchbook, two men touching hands and doing tactile sign, a woman and a man touching hands and doing tactile sign, and a woman running outside
A person using a braille display with an iPhone


Ensuring Equal Access and Participation

CRC CE Hours: 2.0
ACVREP CE Hours: 2.0