Changes in Sensory Processing
The sensory system changes when people with acquired deafblindness suffer progressive loss of sight and hearing. These changes are specifically noticeable in the tactile sense. Emphasis is often on the sensory loss and less on the sensory potential still available. This webinar will present the first outcomes of The Tactile Transition Project.
The Tactile Transition Project is a uniquely designed, co-creation project studying the changes within the sensory system, specifically the tactile sense, of people with acquired deafblindness. Very little research has been done until now in this field, although we do know, obviously, changes take place with progressive loss of sight and hearing. However, emphasis is often still put upon the sensory loss and less on the sensory potential that is still available. This research project aims to grow awareness on the sensory changes, focusing on the tactile sense, and offer thereby new ground to discuss and further develop the support system for acquired deafblind people.
The project has gathered many stories from lived experience of acquired deafblind people in focus groups, which then have been analysed. A research framework of reference has been developed, based on three validated scientific models, focussing on different aspects of the research topic.
During this free webinar the first outcomes of this research project will be shared.
This webinar is arranged by Nordic Welfare Centre in Cooperation with The Tactile Transition Project.
The team of the Tactile Transition research project consists of:
- Jude Nicholas, Dr, Scientific coordinator, Clinical Neuropsychologist; assistant professor; research associate, Statped, Norway
- Femke Krijger, LL.M. coordinator, Professional by experience, consultant/researcher Royal Visio, holistic therapist
- Liz Duncan, National Head of Learning and Research Deafblind UK, Board member of Trustees for Signature and Chair of the Board of Trustees for NRCPD, the regulatory body for Communication support professionals
- Monika Estenberger, pedagogue Nkcdb, Sweden
- Alberto Gallace, prof. Dr, research on cognitive science and psychology, University of Milano-Biocca, Italy
- Ane-Marte Halksjelsvik, Adviser deafblindness, Statped, Norway
- Moa Wahlqvist, PhD Coordinator and researcher at Nkcdb and Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University
- Stine Rognaldsen-Winciansen, Adviser deafblindness, Statped, Norway