Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules
Module 08: Progressing from Non-symbolic to Symbolic Communication and Complex Language
PaTTAN - Online Course
Wednesday May 01, 2019
Friday May 31, 2019
This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.
This course will address the intensive instruction and support needed to assist students to develop communication skills. Content includes strategies identified by experts and researchers on how to provide this instruction and support. Access to communication and helping a student develop communication skills is a key role of the intervener when applying these strategies.
- Identify the value of observation in determining where a person who is deaf-blind is on the communication continuum.
- Describe communication modes used by students who are deaf-blind.
- Define strategies to support a student to become a more proficient communicator.
- Review strategies to support a student to develop complex language skills.
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.