Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules

Module 18: Team Collaboration and Family Partnerships

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Saturday March 11, 2023 - PaTTAN - Online Course
Friday March 31, 2023 - 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 will provide insights into how a child with deaf-blindness has different experiences of everyday situations than other individuals in the same environment. By identifying some of the impacts of deaf-blindness, an intervener or communication partner can begin to interpret a child´s responses to the environment in new ways and provide supports to the child based on that understanding. This understanding is the vital key to enable the student to become a more proficient communicator.


Participants will:

  • Explain the importance of clear communication for the team dynamic.
  • Describe strategies to support good team communication.
  • Identify the role and responsibilities of each member of the team, including the family.
  • Understand the importance of role release.
  • Describe strategies for conflict resolution.

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.