Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules

Module 09: Routines

Schoology Online Course

Session Dates

Tuesday November 01, 2022 - Schoology Online Course
Sunday January 15, 2023 - Schoology Online Course

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

Routines provide a meaningful way for people who are deafblind to access and organize information. Routines also provide a framework for communication and participation. This course will provide an in depth look at the critical importance of establishing routine. In future courses, specific types of routines will be explored in depth.


Participants will:

  • Describe routines as a foundation for early learning, concept development, and interactions.
  • Outline how routines support and organize learning for students who are deaf-blind by compensating for sensory gaps.
  • Explain the importance of collaboration with family members and the use of routines in both home and school environments.
  • Identify how routines are a framework for assessment and intervention.
  • Describe the intervener’s role in the development of routines.
  • List the prerequisites and considerations for designing and using routines.
  • Identify the steps of reviewing routine materials with a student and the process for developing a dialogue for communication.
  • Create and evaluate an effective routine for a case-study student.
  • Describe ways to expand on routines to help a student make progress.
  • Summarize the importance of routines for learning all types of skills.

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


Patti McGowan, Krista Lewis

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.