Activities for a Deaf and Blind Person

What books and entertainment are good for a person that's both deaf and blind?

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September 16, 20171 found this helpful

Entertainment for an elderly lady.

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Buy some play dough and let her play with it roll it feel it in her hands,it would be stimulating.

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Give her a massage.

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Take her out somewhere if that is possible.

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Could she learn to read braille that would be really entertaining for her read.

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Massage chair pads, foot massage units, foot bath units, perhaps a fuzzy animal to pet.

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Warm breezes, perhaps trip to the ocean.

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Can she smell? Different smells using essential oils. Warm or cool washcloth with lemon or lavender or rose essential oil.

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Can she have a calm cat or dog to pet.

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Put some shaving lotion on a table in front of her she can feel it with her hands.

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September 16, 20170 found this helpful

Foam sculpting, clay sculpting, playing with pets, assisted cooking, simple crocheting

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September 16, 20170 found this helpful

People that are deaf/blind need recreational activities more than we do to help them combat the isolation and lack of independence. Even with the cognitive disabilities, they still can enjoy recreational activities.

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You need to find out their interests and determine what they are interested in.

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Find out what type of recreational activities they have participated in previously.

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Do they have a favorite activity?

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Do they have a person they enjoy spending their leisure time with?

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Determine the time of day that they enjoy recreational activities.

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You can try some fitness activities like walking, running, swimming, or even a stationary tandem bicycle.

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If you are looking for outdoor activities consider hiking, camping, fishing, or even kayaking.

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In the home you can do arts and crafts, listen to music, gardening or even cooking.

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Many deaf/blind people enjoy table games like card games or even dominoes.

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The Girl Scouts have a special club for deaf/blind people and takes them roller skating and ice skating.

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Anonymous
September 17, 20170 found this helpful

I have braille/sign language blocks that I've used with Special Needs Toddlers and Preschools. The blocks have the regular alphabet on them too. Children in integrated learn from each other while having fun.

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September 24, 20170 found this helpful

You do not give the age of the person so it is difficult to give suggestions other than general and many things would be difficult for a senior but something a younger person may be able to do.

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  • You ask about books - does this person read Braille? Many libraries have books in Braille and can order more if requested.
  • The National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped has books in Braille and they are free and delivered to your door.
  • Here is a link to review if this is something they can do. www.loc.gov/.../
  • This is a difficult task but it seems finding things to do that involve smell, touch and taste may be more meaningful than some other recommendations.
  • Waking and sitting outside may be more pleasurable for seniors than for a younger person.
  • There are recreational centers that cater to people with this type of condition and being around a small group may help with their overall health.
  • Does this person go to any type of center for a day care experience or are they confined to living at home? A day care center can be a very good place to spend at least a few hours a week.
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Here is a link to the sight where many suggestions came from and there are more topics to review that might be beneficial but it seems most of these activities are geared toward the younger generation.

nationaldb.org/.../1932

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