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Touching handsTouch is a reciprocal sense.

Positive touch promotes health and well-being.

People who relate to children who are deafblind need to become especially conscious of how they use touch.

Tactile sensitivity can be the result of touch experiences or it can be related to neurological conditions and especially sensitive nervous systems.

Mom hugging son

Children who are deafblind use their hands as tools, eyes, ears, and voice and also to relieve stress.

Touch can be a basis for genuine conversations with a child who is deafblind.

The gestures that children make to reach out and explore are actually the beginning of mobility.

Children who are deafblind need access to others' hands.

Children who are deafblind usually need to learn language through touch or at least with touch as a strong support.

Even children who have significant amounts of vision and hearing can greatly benefit from touch as a support to these senses and to help these children focus.