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Narrative-based Conversations with Children who are Congenitally Deaf-Blind

  • Aline H. Hanning-Zwanenburg
  • Inger B. Rødbroe
  • Anne V. Nafstad
  • Jacques Souriau

Abstract

This paper describes a narrative-based approach in everyday conversations with children who are congenitally deaf-blind. It presents a general understanding of narratives and a description of the main competencies which are important for the communication partners of the children. Effects of applying the narrative-based approach will be illustrated in two case studies. This study found that a narrative approach can enable children who are deaf-blind to engage and participate in conversations. Implications for further everyday practice are explored and discussed.

Published
2015-07-14
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