Jessica Jägryd

Adviser, The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools

Jessica has worked several years with tactile language and congenital deafblindness. In 2007 she started working as a teacher at a new school for students from the age of six year with congenital deafblindness.

She soon became interested in how to develop tactile communication with several individuals involved - multi-party communication. Together with her colleguage, Sofi Malmgren, she saw opportunities with multi-party communication as a way to approach conversations about emotions and sexuality. Her interest in the subject inspired her to write a master's thesis about sexuality and identity for people with congenital deafblindness (the master thesis is only available in Swedish).

During the recent years, Jessica has worked as National Advisors at National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools, where she has the opportunity to spread these skills further in Sweden.

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