Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules

Module 03: The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Friday January 07, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course
Monday January 24, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course

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

For the student, the intervener plays an important role in developing a trusting relationship, offering the student greater access to environmental information, and supporting the student´s communication development. This course provides participants with an introduction to the role of the intervener and how interveners help the students connect with others in the environment including peers and other educational team members. Participants will experience a simulation of deaf-blindness to assist them with understanding this complex, dual sensory disability. Also, this course will highlight the intervener as the person who works most closely with the student at school and can provide the educational team with valuable information for planning the student´s educational program.


Participants will:

  • Explain the role of an intervener.
  • Identify the Principles of Intervention.
  • Describe intervention as team process.
  • Review basic team dynamics.

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 periodically.  Please contact Patti McGowan or Lorraine Byer for more information about the OHOA modules.