Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules

Module 11: Intervener Strategies

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.

Strategies in this course will equip you to provide intervention--including hands on learning opportunities--to children who are deaf-blind. The strategies build on each other and work together. Learning and implementing these four strategies (as well as strategies you have acquired in other courses) will take time to incorporate into practice. We will explore how to move at the pace most effective with the student with whom you work.


Participants will:

  • Demonstrate observation skills that promote understanding of the intervener strategies covered in this module.
  • Describe the principle of “do with not for” and identify ways to "do with" students who are deaf-blind.
  • Describe the challenges of being a bridge, rather than a barrier. Identify possible solutions to these challenges.
  • Explain the importance and rationale of hand-under-hand technique and demonstrate the technique.

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.