How to Communicate with Your Child Who Is Deaf and Blind
All babies communicate. It is through communication that you form and sustain your relationship with your child. You learn how to interpret and respond to your baby’s communications to form the bonds that become the foundation for development.
When your child has both a visual impairment and hearing loss, however, it may be more difficult to understand what they are trying to tell you and you may not be sure how you can best communicate and interact with them.
HERE is a new parent resource from the National Center on Deaf-Blindness with ideas on how you can make your child’s world safe and understandable and enjoy many “conversations” together, whether your child has a vision or hearing loss, or both.