Ageing with deafblindness

Simcock, Peter and Manthorpe, Jill (2021) Ageing with deafblindness. In: Handbook on Ageing with Disability. Routledge, London, pp. 97-107. ISBN 9781138611498

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Abstract

As a complex impairment with many different causes (Bodsworth, Clare, Simblett, & Deafblind, 2011), the term deafblindness has legal, clinical, and functional definitions. Many terms are used to describe the phenomenon, including dual sensory impairment, deafblindness, and combined hearing and vision loss (Wittich, Southall, Sikora, Watanabe, & Gagne, 2013). It affects people in different ways. Owing to its complexity, it is not surprising that deafblindness is described as an ‘unrecognised disability’ (Alley & Keeler, 2009, p. 3).

Item Type: Book Section
Date: 11 March 2021
Subjects: L500 Social Work
L900 Others in Social studies
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Education and Social Work
Depositing User: Peter Simcock
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 13:47
Last Modified: 06 May 2021 13:47
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11597

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