Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules

Module 01: An Overview of Deaf-Blindness and Instructional Strategies

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Friday January 24, 2020
Tuesday February 18, 2020

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

The goal of this course is to provide basic information about deaf-blindness and insight into how deaf-blindness affects learning. Content will highlight key instructional principals and strategies that are effective in educating and interacting with children with deaf-blindness. Examples will be given of the array of supports and resources on deaf-blindness that are available for families and school districts. With this understanding, an intervener can begin to interpret a student´s responses to the environment in new ways

 

Objectives

  • Identify important facts that can be learned from the National Child Count of Children and Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind.
  • Understand the importance of gathering information about a student´s etiology to guide the development of an effective educational plan.
  • Recognize that deaf-blindness is a disability of access to information that results in significant challenges in interactions and learning.
  • Describe key instructional principals and strategies that are effective in educating and interacting with these learners.
  • Provide examples of the array of supports and resources on deaf-blindness that are available for families and school districts

 

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
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit

Presenters:

PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:

Registration:

Lorraine Byer
lbyer@pattan.net
800-441-3215x7210

Contact:

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

Additional Info

This module is part of the Open Hands Open Access Intervener Learning Modules (OHOA) series; you must be an OHOA cohort participant to register. The PA Deaf-Blind Project runs a training of the OHOA modules with a new cohort beginning each year in January.  Please contact Patti McGowan or Lorraine Byer for more information about the OHOA modules.