Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules

Module 23: Behavior and Environmental Supports

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Friday April 01, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course
Thursday April 21, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course

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

This course reviews how behavior can communicate what is going on with a child, how to identify the function of the behavior, how expectations can influence behavior, and how the environment impacts behavior.


Participants will:

  • Examine the purpose of behavior, and how to identify that purpose.
  • Define a child´s behavior as a functional strategy to cope with a given situation.
  • Describe how expectations, both high and low, impact behavior.
  • Identify how the environment impacts behavior, and can be modified.

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
800-441-3215 x7258

Content Contact:

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.