Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules
Module 03: The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings
PaTTAN - Online Course
Tuesday January 07, 2020
Friday January 24, 2020
This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.
For the student, the intervener plays an important role in developing a trusting relationship, offering the student greater access to environmental information, and supporting the student´s communication development. This course provides participants with an introduction to the role of the intervener and how interveners help the students connect with others in the environment including peers and other educational team members. Participants will experience a simulation of deaf-blindness to assist them with understanding this complex, dual sensory disability. Also, this course will highlight the intervener as the person who works most closely with the student at school and can provide the educational team with valuable information for planning the student´s educational program.
- Explain the role of an intervener.
- Identify the Principles of Intervention.
- Describe intervention as team process.
- Review basic team dynamics.
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.