School Team Supports
Supports for School Teams
PaTTAN consultants can provide support for administrators, professionals, and families in conjunction with their local intermediate unit to assist IEP teams. The support provided will vary according to the unique needs of each student/team and may include technical assistance from a variety of consultants and professionals. The PaTTAN consultant will begin by facilitating a Needs Assessment with each team to determine a plan of action. It’s important for team members to understand:
- Although the term deaf-blind implies a complete absence of hearing and sight, in reality, it refers to children with varying degrees of vision and hearing losses. The type and severity differ from child to child.
- Children with deaf-blindness are as diverse as the number of children reported
- Early Identification and intervention are critical.
- Children and youth who are deaf-blind often have other disabilities