Deafblind International Communication Network webinars

Deafblind International Communication Network webinars
The webinar series is based on the series of booklets Communication and Congenital Deafblindness and
aimed at family members of children and adults who were born with deafblindness or those with limited
language (speech or sign) who wish to develop their own communication skills and the skills of their
deafblind family member.
Each webinar will be interactive and will have a maximum of 30 participants. Registrations are essential.
Webinar 1 Early social interaction
Making contact, Body distance , Sharing attention, How to be responsive to:
  • Utterances and initiatives – sounds, movements, gestures
  • Emotional signals
Video examples will be used and each group will have the opportunity to analyse the videos to see what
is working well in each interaction.
Africa / Europe Wednesday 28th April, 1 – 4pm GMT + 1 (Paris, Cape Town)
Presenters:

Saskia Damen, Royal Dutch Kentalis and University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Hellen Shakele, Zambia;

Facilitator: Helle Buelund Selling, Center for Deafblindness and Hearing loss, Denmark
To register: helle.buelund@rn.dk

Australia / Asia Tuesday 27th April, 1 – 4pm GMT + 10 (Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane)

Presenters: Melanie Robartson, Senses Australia, Meredith Prain, Able Australia
Facilitator: Meredith Prain, Able Australia
To register: meredith.prain@ableaustralia.org.au

Americas/ Thursday 29th April, 1 to 4 pm GMT – 6 (New York, Montreal)

Presenters: Rachel Kavanagh, Canada and Maria Aparecida Cormedi, Brazil
Facilitator: Helle Buelund Selling, Center for Deafblindness and Hearing loss, Denmark 
To register: helle.buelund@rn.dk

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