NCDB has many resources that educators can use to learn about deaf-blindness.
Originally developed for intervener training, these 27 modules cover basic information about interacting with and providing instruction to children who are deaf-blind. A number of state deaf-blind projects use these to provide training to educational personnel, but they are also great for self-study.
These video stories feature children with deaf-blindness and their families. The children are of different ages and have different causes of deaf-blindness. The stories are organized around topics important to deaf-blind education such as communication, movement, and teaming. Each also has a central theme.
Meet Ava Bullis as She Transitions to a New School
Etiology: Usher Syndrome
Theme: How educators can prepare to welcome a student with deaf-blindness to their school
Meet Liam Kenrick
Meet Soliz and Camila Magdelano
Age: 7 (Camila) and 8 (Soliz)
Etiology: Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome
Theme: Immersing children in sensory experiences outdoors
Etiology: Neural tube defect and hydrocephalus
Theme: Preparing throughout a child’s life for transition to adulthood
This 60-minute webinar provides great insight into the practical and emotional experiences of families who have a child with deaf-blindness. The mother telling the story also provides tips for professionals on working with families of children with special needs.
This website provides information that can be used to develop coursework on literacy instruction for children with multiple disabilities and other complex learning challenges. It includes detailed information about promoting emergent literacy.
Are you curious about characteristics of children with deaf-blindness in your state? This report contains a wealth of demographic information.
If you work with older students, this is essential information. It is a series of video interviews with young adults, parents, and professionals that provides insight into the needs of students as they transition to adulthood. A great resource for teachers and other service providers who have the responsibility to prepare students and their families to navigate educational and adult service systems.
These eight webinars were recorded between December 2016 and June 2017. They address recent research findings from the field of deaf-blindness including assessment and instruction, personnel development, action research, and brain research.
These documents, developed between 2007 and 2011, summarize research findings and technical information on important topics in deaf-blindness. They were designed to make complex information understandable by a broad audience.