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Language Acquisition in Deaf-Blind Children

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Dana Johannsen

on 25 November 2012

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Language Acquisition in Deaf-Blind Children By:Dana Johannsen Deafblindness: What is deafblndness? People with both auditory AND visual impairments.
-This combination creates severe communication, developmental and learning problems.
-congenital vs. acquired Sensory Input Claim: Language cannot be acquired if sensory input is blocked.
However, access to either auditory or visual sensory input is sufficient to allow a child to learn a language.
When both of these sensory inputs are blocked, what sense is used to learn a language? Tactile Sense!
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