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Identify the similarities and differentbetween Deaf and Deaf-Blind Cultures.discussion.
Common Etiologies related to deaf-blindness2.
Various of types of hearing and vision losses.Cultural/Psychosocial1.
Differences between Deaf and Deaf Blind CultureCommunication Strategies1.
Various modes of communication
Smith, T.B. (1994).
Guidelines: Practical tips for working and socializing with Deaf-Blind people.
Handouts thru Blackboard
Ear plugs (can purchase at local drug store) and blindfolds -- bring to
. Since most of the learning in this course takes place through thecourse exercises, attendance is a must. There is no way to reliably makeup for the lostexperience. Students are expected to arrive to class on time. Arriving more than 15 minutes lateto class or leaving early from class will be considered as an unexcused class absence. No latearrivals are allowed on test day.
If a student is not able to attend class, will be late to class orneed to leave early from class for any reason, notify your instructor in advance by e-mail orphone.
Late notifications of being absent or being late to class are not acceptable. It is yourresponsibility to get any missed information from your classmates and do it on your own time.Chronic tardiness will result in significant deduction to students’ final participation grade.
Students will be permitted up to TWO absences. Any additional absences will result in areduction of 5 points per additional absence from their FINAL grade. For example, if a studentfinishes the semester with a cumulative grade of 94%, having missed 4 non-medical absences,their final grade will be 89%. Absences will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Furthermore, itis the student’s responsibility to communicate with the instructor on a timeline for completingincomplete work in event of absence, whether prolonged or not.
Outside class assignments include course activities, readings, textbooks and videos. Theseassignments average at least four hours per week. The course outline schedule indicates specificassignments to be completed and to be handed in on time.