Social-emotional development in children and youth who are deafblind

Timothy S. Hartshorne, Megan C. Schmittel

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Social-Emotional development is important to personal adjustment and well-being. Little has been written about social-emotional development in children and youth who are deafblind. The authors discuss factors in typical social-emotional development—attachment, empathy, and friendships—and how they may be challenged in children who are deafblind. Also reviewed are factors that place children who are deafblind at risk for delays in social-emotional development. Finally, the possible benefits of inclusion to the social-emotional development of children who are deafblind are examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-453
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Annals of the Deaf
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • Deafblind
  • Dual sensory impairment
  • Inclusion
  • Social-emotional development


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