Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules
Module 25: Touch for Connecting and Learning
PaTTAN - Online Course
Monday April 15, 2019
Tuesday May 14, 2019
This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.
This course addressing the importance of cultivating environments that support touch for connecting and learning begins with our own awareness of our relationship to touch. From there, it then branches out to include our understanding of the way others experience touch. It is important to remember that touch is a way to build supporting and trusting relationships as well as an access point to the world. Understanding these concepts will result in trusted connections built with others and increased access to knowledge and experiences in all areas of life.
- Review the varying cultural, personal, and physical boundaries that affect other people´s relationship with touch.
- Explain the importance of touch as an access point for students who are deaf-blind and how to implement it in all environments for the student.
- Identify the spectrum of touch support needs and how to provide the appropriate amount of touch support to students on an individual basis.
Teams and Individuals working with and/or interested in professional development regarding students who are deaf-blind, such as parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and other service providers, including those who are not seeking to become interveners.
Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.