Autism and Deafness: Guide

Joyce Sewell-Rutter and Stephanie Dawson | View as single page | Feedback/Impact

Out and About

Safety is often a concern when out and about both because of deafness but also because the child may have little understanding of danger.  Additionally behaviour in an open space is often a greater challenge. parents may be reluctant to expose children to everyday experiences because they may be embarrassed or fearful that their child’s behaviour does not meet social convention.

Social stories can help prepare children for different contexts. Radio aids can help families to stay in speech touch at a distance.