Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules

Module 01: An Overview of Deaf-Blindness and Instructional Strategies

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Monday January 25, 2021
Thursday February 18, 2021

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

The goal of this course is to provide basic information about deaf-blindness and insight into how deaf-blindness affects learning. Content will highlight key instructional principals and strategies that are effective in educating and interacting with children with deaf-blindness. Examples will be given of the array of supports and resources on deaf-blindness that are available for families and school districts. With this understanding, an intervener can begin to interpret a student´s responses to the environment in new ways

Objectives

  • Identify important facts that can be learned from the National Child Count of Children and Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind.
  • Understand the importance of gathering information about a student´s etiology to guide the development of an effective educational plan.
  • Recognize that deaf-blindness is a disability of access to information that results in significant challenges in interactions and learning.
  • Describe key instructional principals and strategies that are effective in educating and interacting with these learners.
  • Provide examples of the array of supports and resources on deaf-blindness that are available for families and school districts.

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.

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

Presenters:

PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:

Registration:

Lorraine Byer
lbyer@pattan.net
800-441-3215x7210

Contact:

Patti McGowan
pmcgowan@pattan.net
724-864-2553

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.