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Revealing hidden potentials

Revealing hidden potentials - Assessing cognition in individuals with congenital deafblindness

People with congenital deafblindness often have hidden cognitive potential that those around them fail to detect. This can lead to missing out on communication, or not even having the opportunity to develop a tactile language. A professional assessment of the cognition may reveal latent abilities and with suitable strategies the person with congenital deafblindness can develop their full potential. This book presents a range of theories and tools for professionals who are involved in making examinations and assessments of cognition in cases of congenital deafblindness in both children and adults.

Authors: Tina Bendixen, Kirsten Costain, Saskia Damen, Vuokko Einarsson, Joe Gibson, Torill Gullvik, Elena Hauge, Annika Maria Johannessen, Olai Johnsgård, Odd Erik Madsen, Eline Falch Melhuus, Tanja Møller Chistiansen, Anne Nafstad, Jude Nicholas, Jonathan Reid, Lone Rømer Jensen, Lynn Skei, Jacky Smith, Camilla Tostrup Lyngar, Gro-Anita Tunes Nummedal, Emmi Tuomi.

Editors: Saskia Damen, Kirsten Costain, Paul Hart and Jude Nicholas.Maria Creutz, Nordic Welfare CentreChristina Lindström, Nordic Welfare Centre

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Nordic integration and settlement policies for refugees: A comparative analysis of labour market integration outcomes

Sidor: 14

Författare: Hernes, Vilde Joona,Pernilla Andersson Arendt, Jacob Nielsen Tronstad,
Kristian Rose

Ansvarig utgivare: Eva Franzén
Utgivningsår: 2020
Språk: Engelska
Ämnesområden: Integration

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Tactile Working Memory Scale

Tactile Working Memory Scale – A Professional Manual
Authors: Jude T. Nicholas, Annika M. Johannessen, Trees van Nunen


Working memory, or the ability to keep something in mind for a limited amount of time is a central function in cognition. For persons with congenital deafblindness we need a bodily-tactile perspective on working memory. This manual gives a theoretical overview and presents a scale that can be used by professionals to identify and assess tactile working memory in persons with deafblindness, and design tools and strategies to ensure that these persons can develop and make use of all their potentials, both cognitively and linguistically.

Språk: English
Sidor: 140.
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If you can see it, you can support it – A book on tactile language

When we add a linguistic value to bodily tactile expressions and recognise tactile languages as natural languages, we are able to communicate linguistically with people with congenital deafblindness.



From the motto if you can see it, you can support it this book gives an idea of how communication partners can spot and read utterances in the bodily tactile modality as language. It shows how the partner can respond to the tactile speech and support the langauage development by using different cognitive strategies in the conversations to activate both the tactile work memory and the tactile autobiographical memory. The book presents a circle model that can be used as a basis for discussion and analysis in relation to language that grows from a bodily tactile modality. The Nordic network on tactile language has published this book about tactile language to benefit persons with deafblindness, their families and professionals.
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Adolescent Health in the Nordic Region – Health promotion in school settings

Positive health can be boosted among school students. In many parts of the Nordic region schools are implementing health promotion measures that focus on encouraging wellness – in other words, concentrating on things that make students feel good. This report shows how the wellbeing of school students is being enhanced in various school settings in the Nordic region. The importance of a user perspective also emerges.

The report Adolescent Health in the Nordic Region – Health promotion in school settings provides a picture of how the mental health of school students has developed over time and sheds light on the most significant factors for promoting wellbeing, describing the important role that schools play.

The experiences of the activities that the Nordic Welfare Centre describes in this report show that it is possible to improve the work environment for school students and that this need not be complicated. It is about achieving a consensus that it is important to boost students’ wellbeing.

Finland, for example, has a research-based anti-bullying programme called KiVa. The country is also unique in the world in having health studies as a compulsory subject. At a Danish upper secondary school, both students’ mental health and results improved when grades were abandoned for the first year. Read more about this and other inspiring examples in the report.
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New in the Nordic countries. Labout Market Inclusion of Migrants

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Authors: Nino Simic, Kristin Marklund, Ann Jönsson, Helena Lagercrantz, Caroline Lagercrantz, David Erichsen, Joan Rask, Jeanette Björkqvist, Bjørn Kvaal och Annska Ólafsdóttir
Year published: 2018
ISBN: 978-92-893-5794-4
Language: Svenska, norska, danska
Number of pages: 72
Tryckort: Danmark

This report sets out measures for achieving faster integration of refugees and foreignborn residents in the labour market in the Nordic Region. The examples presented in the report have been selected by our group of Nordic experts. This group consists of those working at different levels in each country and have a good insight into and knowledge of their own country’s measures in integration. Some of the Group members work in government ministries and authorities, and others at regional or municipal level. In selecting examples, they have focused on the integration initiatives deemed to have the greatest likelihood of being implemented in their neighbouring countries. This selection is based on the knowledge gained from research and recommendations made by our Nordic co-operation partners.
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State of the Nordic Region 2018: Immigration and integration edition

State of the Nordic Region 2018 Migration and Integration presents a series of facts and figures showing the current state of integration within core socioeconomic sectors, including demography, the labour force, health, and foreign background in state funded culture in the Nordic Region.


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Author: Anna Karlsdottìr, Linus Rispling, Gustaf Norlén, Linda Randall, Nora Gassen, Heleniak Sánchez, Peurell Timothy, Erik Peurell, Nina Rehn-Mendoza, Helena Lagercrantz

Språk: English

Pages: 52


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A better environment to age in

In the Nordic region, life expectancy is increasing, and the elderly population is growing. It is of course a positive development that more people are living for longer, but it also entails major challenges, particularly in the areas of housing, transport, urban planning, healthcare and social services. The answer is to create age-friendly communities, where we can still experience quality of life in old age.


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Author: Ann Jönsson

Editor: Joakim K E Johansson

Publisher: Ewa Persson Göransson

Pages: 52


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