Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules
Module 10: Concept Development and Active Learning
PaTTAN - Online Course
Friday October 15, 2021 - PaTTAN - Online Course
Wednesday November 03, 2021 - PaTTAN - Online Course
This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.
By understanding the importance of touch and by using effective touch and
engagement strategies, an intervener supports a student in exploration and learning about the world. This course will illustrate how experiences are the beginning of the development of concepts for students with deaf-blindness. It will review how the opportunities for exploration and varied experiences provide building blocks for the formation of concepts. An intervener can help bridge the gap between deaf-blindness and experiential and incidental learning. The course will also differentiate between concept development and skill development and how they are both important.
- Identify the impact of deaf-blindness on an individual’s development of concepts and incidental learning.
- Compare and contrast skill development and concept development.
- Identify that trusting relationships are essential for the development of concepts about the self (and concepts about the self are essential for learning).
- Explain the role of language and communication in the development of concepts.
- Describe methods for incorporating experiential learning and functional tasks.
- Apply deaf-blind strategies in the development of routines which support active learning and concept development.
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.