Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules
Module 01: An Overview of Deaf-Blindness and Instructional Strategies
PaTTAN - Online Course
Monday January 25, 2021 - PaTTAN - Online Course
Thursday February 18, 2021 - PaTTAN - Online Course
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
- 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.
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.