Deaf-Blindness In An Inclusive Setting

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The purpose of this article is to explain the importance of inclusion and more specifically how to accommodate deaf-blindness students into typical education classes. “Deaf-blindness means concomitant hearing and visual impairments, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental and educational problems that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for students with deafness or students with blindness”. This disability affects a student’s ability to learn greatly because most general education classes do not have the proper tools to accommodate a deaf-blind student. It is more difficult for these students to participate and be included in typical class activities without having the lessons accommodated for them. This article focuses on defining inclusive education, answering many questions about how the students will receive an appropriate education and also gives suggestions for expanding opportunities for children with deaf-blindness. It goes into many details about accommodations students with this disability need and how it is very possible for them to be intended in general classrooms. There are many educational theories included in the article. The main theory that is seen throughout the article is the importance of inclusion. Inclusion of students with deaf-blindness requires a lot of help from families, students, and teachers according to the article. There are also many other theories on different approaches on teaching a student with this disability and how they learn best. Some teachers believe that the best way to help these students is to look at the similarities and abilities of all students. Also, by including the student with deaf-blindness often, they are usually benefited. In order for a deaf-blind student to get the full learning experience in a general
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