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PUBLICATIONS & ARTICLES

"Holistic and Interactive Communication Methods with Acquired Deafblind People and Families – A Practical Approach" (including video) by Riitta Lahtinen & Russ Palmer. Manchester University, Joint Training Initiative (JTI) Distance Learning Course on Multi Sensory Impairment. Module and video educational package. 2000.

"Holistic and Interactive Communication Methods" by Riitta Lahtinen. Proceedings of an International Symposium on Developments and Innovations in Interpreting for Deafblind People. Leeuwenhorst, the Netherlands, June 1999. Edited by Bob Peckford.

"Poimintoja kosketuksesta". ("Some thoughts about touch"). 1999. School for the deaf and blind magazine. 2/99. (KSOL, Kuurojen ja sokeain koulu –lehti).

"Theoretical Basis of Holistic Communication for Dual-Sensory Impaired People & Family Members". EUSSG & DBI Proceedings, Madrid, Spain, 1997.

"Touch gives more quality information - How to use your Imagination to improve Communication". Published in the following periodicals :
- Finnish Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) Society, Vol 1/1997
- NUD (Nordic Staff Training Centre) Newsletter in Denmark. Finnish & Swedish languages. Vol 1/1997

"Expressing your Feelings through Non-Verbal Communication". Newspaper article, Karjalainen. Finland, 24th May 1997.

"Holistic Family Communication, Spoken Language by Touch is more than just Words". The 4th European Deafblind Conference, Finland, 1996 (also published in the Finnish "Deafened" periodical, 1996). Translated to German 1998 :Holistische Kommunikation innerhalb der Familie. Sprache durch Beruhrung - viel mehr als Worte.

"The Finnish Deafblind Theatre Group". The 4th European Deafblind Conference, Espoo, Finland, 1996.

"Using Senses during Interpreting, a Deafblind & Interpreters Perspective" by Riitta Lahtinen & Pirkko Virtanen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1996.

"Thoughts about Communication - How to be Equal & have Quality" by Riitta Lahtinen & Russ Palmer. Nordic NUD Newsletter 2/95 (Finnish & Swedish), 1995.

"Hands-On BSL Finger Spelling". Finnish Interpreters periodical No 1/1995.

"COMMUNICATION WITH USHER PEOPLE, PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR THE FAMILY & PROFESSIONALS" by Riitta Lahtinen & Russ Palmer. 7th EUSSG Potsdam, Germany, 1993. Also Published in other International periodicals :
- "LA COMMUNICATION AVEC DES PERSONNES ATTEINTES DU SYNDROME D'USHER", "DIE KOMMUNIKATION MIT MENCHEN DIE EIN USHER-SYNDROM AUFWEISEN". Material for Switzerland workshop for Deafblind & Professionals, Zurich, 1998.
- "DTONIE" Stowo, Poland. The Polish Deafblind Magazine. Poland, Vol 1-2/1996
- "THE RAINBOW", The Magazine of the National Deafblind League, UK, Autumn 1995
- "CTPOIO". The Russian Deafblind Magazine. Russia, November 1995
- "ABOUT US". The American Usher Syndrome II Magazine. USA, Vol 3/1995
- "NAPPI". The Finnish deaf childrens Magazine. Finland, Vol 5/1995
- "US FAMILIES". Usher family Magazine, UK, Spring 1994
- "RP-Aktuell". The Retinitis Pigmentosa Magazine, Germany, Vol 1/1994
- "DEAFBLIND EDUCATION". IAEDB publication, UK, July-Dec 1994

"Usher Syndrome in the School Population". The Usher Symposium Proceedings, Helsinki, Finland, 1991.

"The Usher Project". History of Finnish Deafblind Association 20th Anniversary book. Finland, p284-287, 1991.

"Usher Syndrome - Young People's Experiences about Dual-Sensory Impairment". Report for Special Education Studies, Helsinki University, Finland, 1991.

"Usher Syndrome Research Project for Children and Young Adults - Early Diagnosis, Practical Guidelines" by Riitta Lahtinen & Sinikka Miettinen. (Published by the Finnish Deafblind Association). Helsinki, Finland, 1991.

BOOK & MATERIAL PUBLICATION

"Holistic and Interactive Communication with Aquired Deafblind People" by Riitta Lahtinen & Russ Palmer. Manchester University, Joint Training Initiative, Distance Learning Course on Multi Sensory Impairment. Module and video educational package. 2000.

"Touch as a Language, Body & Touch as Communication tools for Deafblind" in the book "The Power of Touch" by R. Enäkoski & P. Routsalo. (Published by Tammer-Paino Oy, Tampere, Finland, pp41-44) 1998.

"Deaf Educational General Teaching Materials in Sign Language" for school teachers (Videos, CD-ROM). Published by the Finnish Deaf Association, 1994-97.

"Usher Research Project for Children and Young Adults - Early Diagnosis, Practical Guidelines" by Riitta Lahtinen & Sinikka Miettinen. (Published by NUD (Nordic Staff Training Centre), Denmark in Swedish). 1993.

"Environmental Considerations for Rehabilitation Professionals when working with Usher People". Collection of illustrated slides. (Published by the Finnish DeafBlind Association, 1991).

INTERVIEWS FOR PERIODICALS

1999 Finnish Publication

August :1999/10; General Family Magazine (Nykyposti). "Touch-Language is our Language" by Ilkka Isosaari, pp. 66-70.

1998 Finnish Publications

September :Hösten 1998/7; Första Raden. "Det var Historien om Helen Keller". (Swedish Theatre Group, interview on Communication with Deafblind for the Helen Keller play).

May :Visually Impaired & Blind Cultural journal. "Developing your Non-Verbal Language through Touch" by Päivi Frick, pp22-23.

April :Doctors Health Education. "Touch will tell you the Difference" by Heini Saraste, pp26-28.

TV-INTERVIEWS (Finland)

1999 June :TV-2 , Documentary "Love". "Love and Communication"

1998 November : MTV-3, Morning Breakfast programme. "Music, Touch and Communication"


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RUSS PALMER

ARTICLES & PAPERS

ARTICLES

"Music as a part of my life" ("USPARENTS" - Usher Syndrome Parents Newsletter, Vol 3, No.1, Spring 1992).

"Working with Deaf Children (The Unicorn Theatre GAMELAN Workshops)" & Jenny Heaton. (SELEH NOTES - The UK Gamelen Network Newsletter, Vol 1, No. 3, July 94).

"Feeling the Vibrations" (SELEH NOTES - The UK Gamelan Network Newsletter, Vol 3, No.3, June 1996).

"Feeling the Music Philosophy for People with a Sensory Impairment" (Dissertation / Final Report for the International Music Therapy Course at Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland, 1999).

PAPERS & INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

"DEAFBLIND CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP". (Dartington College of Arts, Devon, UK, March 1991a). (unpublished).

"DEAF GAMELAN WORKSHOP - A New Approach to Music" (Dartington College of Arts, Devon, UK, April 1991b). (unpublished).

"SPECIAL NEEDS - Deaf & Deafblind Children" (Video Workshop Notes). (Dartington College of Arts, June 1991, Devon, UK). (unpublished).

"THE ROLE OF THE PROFESSIONAL - Usher Syndrome" (European Usher Syndrome Study Group (EUSSG) & International Association for the Education of Deafblind People (IAEDB) Conference Proceedings Örebrö, Sweden, 1991).

"MUSIC PROGRAMME FOR TEACHERS - The Application of Music with Deafblind & Multiple Disabled Children" (AKS Hjemmet for Dove, Andebu, Norway, May 1992). (unpublished).

"THE APPLICATION OF MUSIC WITH USHER PEOPLE (A Workshop in Finland)" (Finland, August 1992). (unpublished).

"COMMERCIAL MUSIC APPLICATIONS - A Practical Guide for Special Teachers" (AKS Hjemmet for Dove, Andebu, Norway, August 1992). (unpublished).

"TEACHERS TRAINING PROGRAMME - Music Equipment & Touch Massage" (AKS Hjemmet for Dove, Andebu, Norway, Sept 1992). (unpublished).

"MUSIC RESEARCH PROJECT - Evaluation (Aug - Oct 92)" (AKS Hjemmet for Dove, Andebu, Norway, Nov 1992). (unpublished).

"SOLVEIG'S HUS - Expansion of the Music Floor Facilities (An Independent Analysis)" (Hjemmet For Dove, Andebu, Norway, Feb 1993). (unpublished).

"APPLICATION OF USING MUSIC WITH DEAFBLIND & DEAF WITH MULTIPLE DISABILITIES - Norway Music Research Project" (IAEDB Conference Proceedings, Potsdam, Germany, 1993).

"COMMUNICATION WITH USHER PEOPLE - Practical Ideas for the Family & Professional" (Joint Paper with Riitta Lahtinen at the EUSSG & IAEDB Conference Proceedings, Potsdam, Germany, 1993). This paper has also been published in "US FAMILIES". Usher family Magazine, UK, Spring 1994 and "DEAFBLIND EDUCATION", IAEDB publication, UK, July-Dec 1994.

"INTERNATIONAL DAY for DISABLED PEOPLE (3rd December 1993)" (Disabled Peoples' International European Community (DPI-EC), European Disabled Parliament, Brussels. Report to SENSE, UK, 1993).

"MUSIC RESEARCH PROJECT (Aug 1992 - June 1993)". (Report for Hjemmet For Døve, Andebu, Norway, 1994).

"MUSIC-FLOOR FEASIBILITY STUDY - Design Considerations" (Feasibility Study for the "tac-tile" Sounds System Project with Whittington Hall Hospital & Sheffield University, UK, 1994).

"USING MUSIC WITH DEAF PEOPLE" - Assignment No. 1 (Distance Learning Course. Interdisciplinary Work with People with Profound & Multiple Disabilities (PMLD) for the British Institute of Learning Difficulties (BILD) Certificate in Disability Studies, University of Birmingham, Faculty of Education & Continuing Studies, 1994).

"MEETING THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE WITH SENSORY IMPAIRMENT WITH PARTICULAR CONSIDERATION OF PEOPLE WITH USHER SYNDROME" Assignment No. 2 (Distance Learning Course. Interdisciplinary Work with People with Profound & Multiple Disabilities (PMLD) for the British Institute of Learning Difficulties (BILD) Certificate in Disability Studies, University of Birmingham, Faculty of Education & Continuing Studies, 1995).

"MUSIC ACTIVITY LEISURE PROGRAMME" Assignment No. 3 (Distance Learning Course. Interdisciplinary Work with People with Profound & Multiple Disabilities (PMLD) for the British Institute of Learning Difficulties (BILD) Certificate in Disability Studies, University of Birmingham, Faculty of Education & Continuing Studies, 1995).

"INTRODUCING MUSIC TO THE CURRICULUM". (Report for Helsinki Deaf School, Development Plan for 1996, Finland, 1995). (unpublished).

"HOLISTIC FAMILY COMMUNICATION, SPOKEN LANGUAGE BY TOUCH IS MORE THAN JUST WORDS". (4th Deafblind European Conference Proceedings, Joint presentation with Riitta Lahtinen, Espoo, Finland, 1996).

"CONSIDERATIONS WHEN PLANNING A MUSIC PROGRAMME FOR SENSORY IMPAIRED PEOPLE" - Final Report (Introductory Course in Music Therapy, Sibelius Academy, 1996).

"FEELING THE MUSIC PHILOSOPHY". (Workshop No 4. The 3rd Nordic Conference of Music Therapy, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, June 1997). Published in Finnish, in the Finnish Music Therapy Journal "MUSIIKKI. Terapia", Vol 1/1998 (Translated by Jaakko Erkkilä).

"CHANGING CAREERS - AN USHER PERSON'S PERSPECTIVE". (The European Usher Syndrome Study Group (EUSSG) Conference Proceedings, Madrid, Spain, 1997).

"USING MUSIC IN REHABILITATION FOR PEOPLE WITH A DUAL-SENSORY IMPAIRMENT ('FEELING THE MUSIC PHILOSOPHY')". (The Deafblind International (DBI) Conference Proceedings, Madrid, Spain 1997).

"MUSIC AS A PART OF MY LIFE". (Guest Speaker for a one day conference titled 'Deafness in the Musical Experience', organised by the Royal Schools for the Deaf, Manchester, UK, 1997). (Video presentation produced by the Halle Education Department).

"USING THE GAMELAN INSTRUMENTS" (Report, Royal Schools for the Deaf, Manchester, UK, 1998).

"STRATEGIES FOR BETTER COMMUNICATION" (Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) International World Conference. Invitation to give a joint Presentation with Riitta Lahtinen, Lugano, Switzerland, 1998).

"FEELING THE MUSIC: A New Approach in understanding how people with a Sensory Impairment perceive and interpret Music" (Research in Music Education International Conference at the University of Exeter, UK, 20-24 April, 1999). (unpublished).

BOOK & MATERIAL PUBLICATION

"Touch as a Language, Body & Touch as Communication tools for Deafblind" in the book "The Power of Touch" by R. Enäkoski & P. Routsalo. (Published by Tammer-Paino Oy, Tampere, Finland, pp41-44) 1998 (Joint chapter with Riitta Lahtinen).

"Using Music with Sensory Impaired People including those with Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) by Russ Palmer. Manchester University, Joint Training Initiative, Distance Learning Course on Multi Sensory Impairment. Module and video educational package. 2000.

"Holistic and Interactive Communication Methods with Aquired Deafblind People & Families – A Practical Approach" by Riitta Lahtinen & Russ Palmer. Manchester University, Joint Training Initiative, Distance Learning Course on Multi Sensory Impairment. Module and video educational package. 2000.

INTERVIEWS FOR PERIODICALS

Finnish Pubications with Riitta Lahtinen

1998

April :Doctors Health Education. "Touch will tell you the Difference" by Heini Saraste, pp26-28.

May :Visually Impaired & Blind Cultural journal. "Developing your Non-Verbal Language through Touch" by Päivi Frick, pp22-23.

September :Swedish Publication - Hösten 1998/7; Första Raden. "Det var Historien om Helen Keller". (Swedish Theatre Group, interview on Communication with Deafblind for the Helen Keller play).

1999

August :1999/10; General Family Magazine (Nykyposti). "Touch-Language is our Language" by Ilkka Isosaari, pp. 66-70.

English Pubications

2000

April 21: Evening Gazette. "Russ Uses Good Vibrations" by Mark Whiting, pp. 24 & 33.

TV-INTERVIEWS (Finland)

1998 November : MTV-3, Morning Breakfast programme. "Music, Touch and Communication"

1999 June :TV-2 , Documentary "Love". "Love and Communication"

2000 March :TV-1 YLE, Documentary "Perception of Feeling the Music"


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