NCDB: National Center on Deaf-Blindness

Intervener Services Initiative

For many children who are deaf-blind, intervener services in educational settings can provide access to learning, the general curriculum, educational environments, and teachers and peers. The purpose of NCDB's Intervener Services Initiative is to improve and expand intervener services throughout the U.S.


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  • Increase recognition and appropriate use of intervener services for children and youth who are deaf-blind.
  • Establish a strong national foundation for intervener training and workplace supports.
  • Build the capacity of families to participate in decisions about intervener services for their children and in efforts to improve these services.
  • Sustain high-quality intervener services across the nation through the inclusion of intervener services in national special education policy.


Recommendations to Improve Intervener Services 

OHOA Intervener Learning Modules           

Intervener Services and Interveners in Educational Settings - Definition

Definition of Intervener Services and Interveners in Educational Settings Technical Report

Intervener Services Data Summaries

Moving Forward with Intervener Services Recommendations (Deaf-Blind Perspectives, Fall 2012)

Current Projects  

Development of open access intervener learning modules.
(Recommendation 3)
Contact person: Amy Parker

Topical Work Groups  
(Recommendation 1)
Contact Person: John Reiman

Development of guidelines to assist IEP teams in determining a student’s need for intervener services.
(Recommendation 2)
Contact person: Peggy Malloy


OHOA Intervener Learning Modules


A national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students who are deaf-blin d.

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Login page for registered users is found here.

Watch this introductory video

Initiative Team Members - NCDB

Peggy Malloy - Team Lead

Mike Fagbemi

John Killoran

Kathy McNulty

Amy Parker

John Reiman


Intervener Services Initiative Work Groups

OHOA Partners and Contributors

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