Receptive communication is the process of receiving and understanding a message. It is often difficult to determine how a child who is deafblind receives a message. Think about living in a world where you cannot see or hear what is going on around you. If we pay close attention to the way we send our messages, we increase their chances of being received.
Click for descriptions of cues on the receptive communication form.
For more information, see The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness fact sheet Receptive Communication - How Children Understand Your Messages to Them
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