Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules

Module 17: Social Skills and Peer Relationships Module

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Wednesday February 05, 2020
Tuesday March 10, 2020

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This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

This course will provide participants each individual circle of the model allows for a more in-depth analysis of what each student needs and how to facilitate that without becoming too involved to the point of disrupting natural connections being made. Through evaluating your own personal circle of friends, a student with deaf-blindness’ own circle of friends is better understood.

 

Objectives

Participants will:

  • Review the important role that social skills play in school and post-school success.
  • Compare how deaf-blindness and decreased opportunities for incidental learning can impact the development of social skills.
  • Describe how to support natural social interactions based on shared activities and interests within the framework of family culture and local norms.
  • Describe how the intervener can facilitate friendships and interactions between the student and others in the school and community.
  • Examine how Circle of Friends process can be used to identify challenges and strategies to support social connections.

 

Target Audience

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.


Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit

Presenters:

Tina Hertzog and Patti McGowan

Event Contact:

Registration:

Lorraine Byer
lbyer@pattan.net
610-878-7258

Contact:

Patti McGowan
pmcgowan@pattan.net
724-864-2553