Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules
Module 19: Accessing the Curriculum and the Environment
PaTTAN - Online Course
Wednesday November 25, 2020
Thursday December 31, 2020
This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.
Intervener support is one form of accommodation under supplementary aids and services. This course will review how interveners provide one to one support to address the educational need of accessing information for students with deaf-blindness. Also reviews is assistive technology devices that help students access the curriculum in the classroom and at home.
- Examine the role of the intervener in the assessment process and ongoing decision-making practice for assistive technology.
- Review components of both the general education and expanded core curriculum.
- List factors that challenge access to curricula for students with deaf-blindness.
- Identify materials, equipment and strategies that provide physical access for students with deaf-blindness and physical challenges.
- Describe modifications and accommodations that support access needed for students with deaf-blindness and intellectual disability.
- Review the range of equipment used to provide communication access and the factors that influence choices to use/not use specific equipment materials
- Describe how and why assistive communication provides access (communication. learning, socialization, etc.) at school and at home.
- Describe the collaborative nature between family and school team members to ensure access to curriculum.
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.