Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules

Module 02: The Sensory System, the Brain, and Learning

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Saturday February 19, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course
Sunday March 20, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course

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

This course presents information and strategies on how to help the student access information and learning. All students who are deaf-blind experience different levels of access to both visual and auditory information, as well as other sensory input. It is essential to understand the types of sensory information to which a student has access, as well as the environmental conditions that support the student’s access to information.


Participants will:

  • Explain the importance of each of the seven senses.
  • Review the brain-senses connection and its impact on learning.
  • Identify some general strategies for supporting a student´s learning.
  • Describe basic information about all seven senses.
  • Know how to identify additional resources to learn more


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.