Let’s Talk: An Enriched Communication Approach in Sensory Loss
As a critical profession, direct support professionals (DSPs) play a vital role in ensuring the unique and distinct language, communication requirements, and environmental considerations are met for a person who is Deaf, hard of hearing, and non-verbal with a developmental disability. The DSP must be knowledgeable about the range of effective communication strategies. According to Stuart (2019), a person receiving support may experience unique limitations due to the communication dynamics of this sensory loss.
This month’s Let’s Talk webinar discusses reflections and considerations for direct support professionals (DSPs) in learning about an enriched communication approach. During the webinar, the presenters will share strategies in supporting individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, and non-verbal with a developmental disability.
NADSP Director of Educational Services, John Raffaele welcomes Renu Minhas and Kelly Patterson of DeafBlind Ontario Services to discuss their article, “An Enriched Communication Approach in Sensory Loss.” This live webinar is a companion to the November International Journal for Direct Support Professionals issue.
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