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About the book by Riitta V. Lahtinen and Russ C. Palmer. The Body Story
Salomatina I.V., staff member of the Institute of Special Education, RAE, associate professor of the chair of special psychology at the faculty of clinical and special psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Moscow, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
The study carried out by a married couple, specialists in the sphere of deafblindness (one of whom has got an Usher syndrome), is devoted to the development of means of non-verbal communication and music perception for people with double sensory defect — deafblindness. Russ Palmer is a professional musician who had lost his hearing capacity under the influence of Usher syndrome. At present together with his wife he is inventing new ways of widening the contacts with the external world for people who found themselves in the same difficult situation. The authors of the book prove that any welfare item like a pillow or a toy balloon can sometimes dramatically change the situation for better.
Keywords: deafblindness; Usher syndrome; music perception; tactile perception; non-verbal communication
Column: Special (branch) psychology