Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules
Module 04: Building Trusted Relationships and Positive Self-Image
PaTTAN - Online Course
Friday March 20, 2020
Friday April 10, 2020
Sunday May 17, 2020
This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.
This course offers a framework and a process for systematically affirming and supporting the student in everyday interactions. For students who are deaf-blind, there is nothing more important for interveners or other communication partners to understand than how to build a trusting and supportive relationship with students. Establishing a trusting, safe relationship is a foundation for all intervention and teaching approaches with students who are deaf-blind.
- Explain why trusted relationships and a positive self-image are the foundation for well-being and development.
- Describe key strategies to create reciprocal interactions from a deaf-blind perspective.
- List patterns in turn-exchanges for starting, maintaining, and ending interactions.
- Predict indicators of a student’s processing time.
- Match observations of a student with strategies to share emotions with him or her.
- Describe specific strategies for establishing joint attention.
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.