[Nfb-seniors] Deaf blind query.

Ramona Walhof rwnfbi at qwest.net
Thu Jun 4 10:24:46 CDT 2009


Hi, David.   Your friend will have to determine if there is other damage 
from the stroke.  He certainly should try spelling words slowly using large 
letters into the palm of the man.  If that works, they will be able to find 
shortcuts. I believe you can get from Helen Keller International a 
simplified system for spelling into the hand.    They also would be able to 
teach it.  Again, the total stroke damage would have to be assessed.
Ramona
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David R. Stayer" <davidandloristayer at verizon.net>
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Subject: [Nfb-seniors] Deaf blind query.


> Hi a colleague of mine has a difficult dilemma.  He has a patient who has 
> been deaf for thirty years with limited education.  He read lips to 
> communicate.  A recent stroke has created visual loss.  He is now deaf and 
> blind.  He does not know Braille.  I have been consulted finding ways to 
> communicate with him.  He is 70 years old.  Thank you for any suggestions.
> Each day is a precious gift.
> David R. Stayer, LCSW
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