Interview With a Master Storyteller Harry Anderson is a storyteller who lives in St. Augustine, Florida. He is deaf-blind because of Usher Syndrome Type II, a genetic disorder that causes hearing loss and retinitis pigmentosa that leads to a progressive loss of vision. There are three types of Usher Syndrome: Type I: born ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2000
Interview With a Master Storyteller
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  • Milena Palenzuela
    Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, University of Florida, Gainesville
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Article   |   December 01, 2000
Interview With a Master Storyteller
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2000, Vol. 9, 9-10. doi:10.1044/aac9.4.9
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2000, Vol. 9, 9-10. doi:10.1044/aac9.4.9
Harry Anderson is a storyteller who lives in St. Augustine, Florida. He is deaf-blind because of Usher Syndrome Type II, a genetic disorder that causes hearing loss and retinitis pigmentosa that leads to a progressive loss of vision. There are three types of Usher Syndrome:
  • Type I: born with a profound hearing loss, retinitis pigmentosa, and balance problems

  • Type II: born with a moderate to severe hearing loss, retinitis pigmentosa, and no balance problems

  • Type III: hearing loss that gets worse over time, retinitis pigmentosa, and may have balance problems

The following are excerpts from a telephone interview conducted on October 6, 2000.
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