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Assessment and Instruction of Students Who Are Deafblind: What is the State of Our Evidence?

Posted by , Nov 7, 2016

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Dec 14, 2016 12:00pm PST


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This presentation will address the state of evidence for professional practices specific to deafblindness in these twelve topic areas: assessment, early identification and intervention, assistive technology, communication, literacy, social-emotional, mathematics, science, life skills (including orientation and mobility), transition, and placement/inclusion.  Findings from an analysis conducted by Ferrell, Bruce, and Luckner (2014) will be presented, along with an update (through 2015) on the topics of accommodations for statewide assessment, and communication.  After being oriented to how the researchers identified evidence as emerging, limited, moderate, or strong, the participants will learn the level of evidence for specific practices.  The session will conclude with recommendations for future research to strengthen the evidence for practices that the field may value. 

Susan M. Bruce, Ph.D., is a Professor of Special Education at Boston College, Chair of the Department of Teacher Education, Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Coordinator of the Masters Degree Program in Severe Disabilities with an optional specialization in deafblindness.  Susan’s research concentrations are in assessment, communication intervention for prelinguistic and early linguistic learners, and collaborative action research. 

NCDB is sponsoring this webinar in collaboration with CEC and the event is open to anyone.  

DVIDB members can sign up for free professional development documentation after attending using this link. You will receive a certificate that documents your hours with DVIDB for your professional development goals.

For non-members, professional development certificates are available for $10.00.  Use this link  at the bottom of the page on the CEC website to pay the fee and receive a certificate after the event.



Webinar Connection Details


No registration is required. 

This webinar will be recorded and closed captioned.

On the day of the meeting: 

•Connect your browser to: http://hknc.adobeconnect.com/ncdb-1/

•Choose the Guest option, type your name, and click the Enter Room button

•Phone connection details: It is best to enter the room first and have the system call your phone line. 


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