Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules

Module 16: Self-Determination

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Saturday January 01, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course
Friday February 04, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course

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

This course reviews the sense of self and how it is a complicated, multifaceted set of layers that define an individual. Knowing how these layers interact, and what is required to make each layer within a child thrive, will increase the quality of interaction between the individual with deaf-blindness and the intervener.


Participants will

  • Describe four components of self-determination as they relate to the specific needs of students who are deaf-blind.
  • Define basic vocabulary, as it relates to self-determination.
  • Learners will identify opportunities for self-determination within video-based case studies.
  • Conduct environmental analyses to determine what opportunities there are for students with deaf-blindness to develop self-determination skills with partners in actual school settings.

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.

Topics Covered: Deaf-Blind

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


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Lorraine Byer


Patti McGowan

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.