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date: 13 December 2019

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Many deaf children have multiple disabilities. In this chapter the concept ‘“multiple disabilities’ disabilities” is explained. Subsequently etiology is discussed, followed by information about deafblindness, deafness and autism, and deafness and intellectual disabilities. Educational accommodations, including assessment, access to communication and language (including cochlear implantation), and curricula for deafblind children, are the subject of the remainder of this chapter.

Keywords: deaf, hard-of-hearing, hearing loss, multiple disabilities, deafblind, autism, intellectual disability, assessment, education

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