Psychological Approaches with deaf-blind Persons: Strategies and Issues in Research and Treatment
Clinical Psychology Review
The assessment and treatment of deaf-blind persons has received increased attention in the past 2 decades. The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive overview of work done in this area, thus creating an impetus to further consideration of the unique and multifaceted problems presented by this population. Characteristics of the deaf-blind are presented first and then procedures for assessment of basic skill levels are described. Finally, interventions for management of inappropriate behavior, self-help and social skill acquisition, and adaptation to vocational situations are reviewed. Issues related to research with deaf-blind individuals are also discussed. Although limited, early research provides groundwork for future efforts necessary to encourage independence and productivity in deaf-blind persons.
Sisson, L. A.,
Van Hasselt, V. B.,
(1987). Psychological Approaches with deaf-blind Persons: Strategies and Issues in Research and Treatment. Clinical Psychology Review, 7(3), 303-328.
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