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Identifying Infants and Young Children

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Image of a page with logos of the National Center on Deaf-Blindness and the Florida & Virgin Islands Deaf-Blind Collaborative reads:Risk List for Combined Vision and Hearing Loss in Infants and Toddlers Associated Etiologies with Corresponding ICD-10 Codes It is important to remember that “DeafBlindness” encompasses a wide diversity of children and conditions. The term describes any combination of vision and hearing loss that negatively impacts a child’s ability to access environmental information, communicate and interact with others. Only a small percentage of children considered DeafBlind are totally deaf and blind. Most have varying degrees of residual vision and hearing and over 90% have additional disabilities. Referral to a state DeafBlind project allows for children who qualify as DeafBlind to be counted in an annual National Child Count that is shared with Project Directors from the Office of Special Education (OSEP) Technical Assistance & Dissemination Network. Referral also qualifies providers and families to receive a variety of technical assistance services, including print and web resources, family support and consultation with experts on effective practices for children who have conditions that affect both hearing and vision."

Etiologies Related to Deaf-Blindness

Contents: 2 Diagnoses Associated with Sensory Loss: Dual Sensory Impairment 2 Diagnoses Associated with Sensory Loss: Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Complications 3 Diagnoses Associated with Sensory Loss: Hereditary / Chromosomal 4 […]

What is Deaf-Blindness?

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Supporting Individuals Who Are DeafBlind: Interpreters, Interveners, and Support Service Providers

by Kristi M. Probst, Ed. D. and Susanne Morrow, M.A., CI and CT Comparing the Roles and Responsibilities of Interpreters, Interveners and SSPs Individuals who are DeafBlind interact with their […]

When your child with disabilities has been displaced . . .

When your child with disabilities has been displaced . . .

1)  If your Florida student’s disabilities include sensory losses, you may benefit from Technical Assistance to facilitate his/her special education program, supports, and services: **The Florida & Virgin Islands Deaf-Blind […]

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