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Meaning Making


The Deafblind International Communication Network are delighted to be hosting a series of three webinars. The series is based on research and on the outline in the Series of booklets Communication and Congenital Deafblindness (published by the National Board of Social Services, Denmark & Royal Dutch Kentalis, the Netherlands) developed by members of this network.

They are aimed at family members of children and adults who were born with deafblindness or those with limited language (speech or sign) who wish to develop their own communication skills and the skills of their deafblind family member. During the webinars it is possible to ask questions in the chat.

An adult woman is holding a toddler in her arms. The child is chewing on a stick, which has a rainbow flower at the end. There are two bubbles around the child's face, and a teddy bear can be seen in the background. The adult woman is smiling down at the toddler.
The topic of the second webinar is Meaning Making and covers:
• Gestures emerged from shared experiences
• Narratives
• Co-creating meaning
• Negotiation
• Towards conventional language
Video examples and video analysis will be used to illustrate what is working well in each interaction.
Date Wednesday 17th November 2021
Time 5 – 7pm AEDT
Presenters Aline Hanning, Sense UK, Meredith Prain, Able Australia
Facilitator Meredith Prain, Able Australia