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Living with Deafblindness

Individual Communication Handbook

The communication needs of individuals with deafblindness are often unique and complex. Communication partners need information on how an individual with deafblindness communicates and how they can communicate with the person with deafblindness.

This flexible template can help you with this. It will guide you to collect, compile and document information on the person’s senses, methods of communication and environmental factors and aids for communication.  It is not exhaustive and may not be suitable for everyone. It is recommended you work with a deafblind consultant and a speech pathologist to guide you through development.

The template was designed in conjunction with a graphic designer, to be accessible to those who have alternative print access needs. It was reviewed by people with deafblindness who use screen magnifiers and screen reader technologies to access digital documents.

Download the Communication Handbook Template (Word DOCX, 1.5MG)

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