What happens if a baby is born blind and deaf?
They can use the sight or hearing they have, along with their other senses, to learn how to communicate with others. Deafblindness is a lifelong condition. Children who are deafblind will need help to communicate and make friends with other people. Otherwise, there’s a risk they might grow up feeling isolated.
How does deaf blindness affect learning?
The world of a child with deaf-blindness is limited to what can be gathered from other senses, particularly touch, and any available vision or hearing. Without appropriate intervention, this limited access leads to isolation that affects a child’s development and learning.
How does a deaf blind person learn to speak?
The person who is deafblind may use the signs to help them understand the speech. Some may also use signs or signs and speech to communicate back. Some examples of modified signing systems are Key Word Sign, Makaton and Signed English.