How We All Learn: A Practical Approach to Low Incidence High Needs, Including Deaf-Blindness

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Speaker:
 Mark Campano, M. Ed.

This session will examine the typical aspects of learning -how we all learn- including how sensory systems
impact learning, and the effects of those systems and experiences on learning for individuals with
moderate/significant cognitive impairments and dual sensory impairments (deaf-blindness). This
understanding of how the student learns will allow educators to utilize a variety of best practices and
communication techniques in a way that’s meaningful and functional to the student. Participants will interact
through use of simulations, video examples, and practice.

Credits: Act 48, ACVREP, ASHA, PSYCH

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired,
Teachers who work with students with hearing loss, Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind,
Speech Therapists, Parents, Guardians, Family Members, Paraprofessionals

Speaker Bio: Mark Campano is currently the Statewide Coordinator of the Delaware Program for Children with Deaf-Blindness. Since 1996 he has served children with Deaf-Blindness in five different states in a variety of roles such as Technical Assistance Specialist, Project Director, and now as the State Coordinator. Prior to working in the field of Deaf-Blindness, Mark worked with Deaf Adolescents who were Emotional Challenged in a 24/7 therapeutic milieu as classroom support, teacher, residential advisor and supervisor.

Mark Campano