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Interveners and Qualified Personnel
Interveners and Qualified Personnel
This page was last updated on Feb 6, 2018 at 11:18 am
- The Module User Group has been discussing possibilities for projects to co-hosting modules or send participants to take modules hosted by other projects. Some opportunities include the option of earning university credits. Anyone interested in joining these conversations could email Julie Durando.
- NCDB has been interviewing and collecting information from state projects who have made progress in promoting recognition of intervener services and establishing a state infrastructure for intervener training and support.
- In December, we held our first Teacher of the Deaf-Blind Community of Practice planning meeting with interested state project partners. In response to the meeting, a survey was sent out to the meeting participants to gauge interest and further explore the idea. More information to come!
- The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation is presenting a 3-part Intervener Webinar Series.
- The first webinar was held on Sunday, January 21. The recording can be found on the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation website.
- Second Webinar (February 25,2018) to focus on Outcomes and Case Studies, including an Intervener, a parent whose child uses an Intervener, and other presenters who will share their experiences with interveners and the impact interveners have on the child.
- Third Webinar (March 25, 2018) to focus on the Legal Process. Providing parents information about the law and how to go about “respectfully demanding” the Intervener service.
- NCDB 2-Part Communication Webinar Series - Save the Dates! -
- NCDB is excited to announce that we are offering a FREE 2-Part Webinar series related to communication development for children with combined vision and hearing loss and presented by Dr. Susan Bashinski, Graduate Program Coordinator and Associate Professor at Missouri Western University. This will be a great training for teachers, service providers and families. Practical useful strategies will be shared. Watch the NCDB website for log-in information coming in the weeks ahead.
- Information can be found here:
- AER’s Division on Multiple Disabilities and Deafblindness is hosting a webinar regarding self-regulation/sensory processing and availability for learning by David Brown. The webinar will be on February 12, 2018 at 4 ET/3 CT/2 MT/1PT and will last 90 minutes.
- Description of webinar: Most children with congenital deafblindness today have significant medical
issues which result in other sensory systems, as well as vision and hearing, also not
working properly, including perception of pain, smell, taste, touch, and balance. Because
every one of our senses is designed to develop and work simultaneously with all the
others, a problem with one sense may result in problems with the functioning of other,
apparently unrelated and intact, senses. Two of these ‘other’ senses, the proprioceptive
sense and the vestibular sense, are particularly important but often ignored. Knowing
about these senses, how they work, what might happen if they are not working properly,
and what to do about it, can make a surprising difference to the development of functional
vision and hearing. A consideration of the functions of ALL our senses can help us to
understand why we self-stimulate, and also understand what any child’s self-stimulation
behaviors tell about their difficulties and needs. As a result of this perspective many
behaviors that are generally thought of as ‘bad’ begin to be seen as actually quite smart
adaptive responses. Sometimes accepting, or re-channeling, or even encouraging these
behaviors can be much more helpful than merely trying to stop them.
- To access the educational session, please dial: USA Number: 412-380-2000 Canada Number: 866-605-3851 and enter Code: 9053252#
NCDB Staff Presentations
- IQP Initiative Lead, Kristi Probst, will be conducting a presentation at the Association of College Educators - Deaf & Hard of Hearing annual conference on Saturday, February 17 at 10:15 am. The presentation is entitled, “A Longitudinal Look at Learners Who Are Deaf-Blind and DWD.”