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Chen, D. & Downing, J.E. (2006). Tactile strategies for children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities: Promoting communication and learning skills. New York: AFB Press

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This book summarizes available studies on tactile strategies that have been found effective for teaching children who are blind and those with multiple disabilities. It reports the use and evaluation of these strategies with 5 different children, families, and their service providers in the current model demonstration project. It provides field-tested step-by-step guidelines for implementing selected tactile strategies such as hand-under-hand guidance, tactile modeling, hand-over-hand guidance, touch and object cues, coactive signing.

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