Educational Programs Forum & Open House: Total Communication

A student in the deafblind program and her teacher use multiple modes of communication
January 31, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Grousbeck Center
United States
55 Beechwood Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472

What do tactile sign language, touch cues, gestures and pictures have in common?

All are components of the Total Communication philosophy practiced by the Deafblind Program at Perkins School for the Blind to maximize the communication potential of each child.

Learn more about this philosophy and how to individualize your child's communication system at our interactive Forum & Open House:

Now You're Speaking My Language!
Effective Practices in the Use of Total Communication with Students who are Deafblind or Deaf with Additional Disabilities


  • Martha Majors, Deafblind Education Director
  • Perkins Deafblind Staff

Program Schedule:

  • 9:30am - 10:00am: Coffee, tea and snacks
  • 10:00am – 11:00am: Forum on Total Communication
  • 11:00am – 11:30am: Time for discussion and tours for anyone who is interested

For more information contact:

Kia Dunn at or 617-972-7573.

Event Date: 
January 31, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
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