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By David Goode

During the Rubella Syndrome epidemic of the Sixties, many kids have been born deaf, blind, and mentally disabled. David Goode has dedicated his lifestyles and profession to knowing such people's international, an international with no phrases, yet now not, the writer confirms, one with out communique. This booklet is the results of his experiences of 2 teenagers with congenital deaf-blindness and psychological retardation.

Goode spent numerous hours staring at, educating, and fidgeting with Christina, who have been institutionalized in view that age six, and Bianca, who remained within the care of her mom and dad. He additionally saw the women' mom and dad, university, and clinical environments, exploring the original communique practices—sometimes so refined they're imperceptible to outsiders—that kinfolk and healthiness care staff create to facilitate innumerable on a daily basis situations. A international with out Words presents relocating and convincing proof that people either with and with out formal language can comprehend and speak with one another in lots of ways.

Through a variety of experiments in such unconventional kinds of communique as taking part in guitar, mimicking, and physique activities like leaping, swinging, and rocking, Goode demonstrated an knowing of those little ones all alone phrases. He chanced on a spectrum of non-formal language by which those youngsters create their very own set of symbols inside of their very own truth, and accommodate and maximize the sensory assets they do have. finally, he indicates, it's impractical to try to interpret those kid's behaviors utilizing principles approximately general habit of the listening to and seeing world.

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