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Personnel Development & Training

Adequately trained teachers and paraprofessionals are in short supply for low incidence populations of students, including those who are deaf-blind. The materials presented below offer a look at some of the issues, historical as well as current, and some of the resources and strategies directed at addressing this need.

CEC Professional Standards for Special Educators and Interveners

Deafblind Portal at CEC

NCDB Resources for Teachers

New DeafBlind Teaching Endorsement

Recommended Knowledge and Skills for State Deaf-Blind Project Family Engagement Coordinators

Teacher Preparation Programs: Deafblindness

Teachers of Students With Deafblindness: Professionalizing the Field

2017 National Webinar: Comprehensive Personnel Development in Deafblind Education: Exploration of a Model

Deaf-Blind Outreach & Service Learning

Ensuring Access to Highly Qualified Interveners and Teachers: Establishing Intervener and Teacher Specialized Professional Associations in Council for Exceptional Children

Media Presentations on Distance Mentoring

Model for Paraprofessional Training in Deafblindness

No Teacher Left Behind: Training Teachers to Meet the Challenge of Accessing the General Curriculum for Deafblind Students

Personnel Training Bibliography

Recommendations on the Training of Interveners for Students who are Deafblind

Summary Report: NCDB Personnel Training Focus Group

Teacher Preparation for the Education of Students who are Deafblind: A Retrospective and Prospective View

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