The New England Consortium for Deafblind Technical Assistance and Training (NEC) will offer another FREE session of the Deafblind On-line Learning Modules created by the National Center on Deafblindness (NCDB). Children who are deafblind have a wide range of sensory loss ranging from mild to total lack of vision and hearing loss. Over 90% of this population has residual vision and hearing and the incidence of children with total vision and hearing loss is rare. Although many children who are deafblind are viewed under the category of “multiple disabilities”, the combined nature of both vision and hearing loss results in a unique disability, requiring specialized services and supports.
The training will begin on May 22, 2017 and end on Sept. 15, 2017.
It is open to people in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.
NEW AND CONTINUING PARTICIPANTS
- NEC will host NCDB On-Line Modules to support a new group of service providers working with a child(ren) who have combined vision and hearing loss or who are at-risk. Module Group (A) 1, 2, 4, 5, 25
- NEC will also host NCDB On-Line Modules to support continuing groups of service providers working with a child(ren) who have combined vision and hearing loss or who are at-risk. Module Group (B) 6,7,8,25; Module Group (C) 9,10,11,12,25; Module Group (D) 13,14,15,16,25; Module Group (E) 17,18,19,20,21
- We encourage teams to participant (i.e., one classroom teacher and one paraprofessional/aide) but parents and individual service providers are also welcome!
- Modules are hosted by a Facilitator and participants will be provided support and feedback in completion of each module. The modules can be completed at a time most convenient for you and at your own pace. NOTE: Each individual module takes 6-8 hours to complete so there is a time commitment. Many participants report that it’s a fun and convenient opportunity to share ideas and expertise!
Modules Available Now:
- Module 1: An Overview of Deaf-Blindness and Instructional Strategies
- Module 2: The Sensory System, The Brain, and Learning
- Module 3: The Role of the Intervener in Educational Settings
- Module 4: Building Trusted Relationships
- Module 5: Availability for Learning
- Module 6: Understanding Communication Principles
- Module 7: Emergent Communication
- Module 8: Non –Symbolic to Symbolic Communication
- Module 9: Routines
- Module 10: Concept Development and Active Learning
- Module 11: Intervener Strategies
- Module 12: Maximizing Vision and Hearing
- Module 13: Calendars
- Module 14: Introduction to Orientation and Mobility for Interveners
- Module 15: Orientation and Mobility in Everyday Routines
- Module 16: Self -Determination
- Module 17: Social Skills
- Module 18: Collaborative Teaming and Family Partnerships
Recently Released Modules
- Module 20: Values, Ethics, & Professionalism
- Module 21: Sexuality
- Module 22: Introduction to Sign Language and Braille
- Module 23: Behavioral and Environmental Supports
- Module 24: Transition to Adulthood and Community Living
- Module 25: Touch for Connecting and Learning
- Module 26: Touch for Connection and Communication
- Module 27: Putting it all together