"Opening the Door to Deaf-Blindness" OHOA Modules

  • 15 Sep 2019

In collaboration with the

Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness

Introduce the opportunity to earn 3.0 CEUs through this

Participant Initiated Non-RID Activity (PINRA)

Registration Closed Class Full

 “Opening the Door to Deaf-Blindness”

Participants may enroll August 1-31, 2019

Participants begin activity September 15, 2019

UPDATE: As of 8/8/19 this class has reached capacity. Stay tuned for more courses in 2020!

Activity Description: The Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Intervener Modules are designed to increase awareness, knowledge and skills related to intervention for individuals with deaf-blindness in an educational setting. Through this course, participants will develop an understanding of the definition of deaf-blindness, the impact of combined vision and hearing loss on a person’s experience, the role of the intervener, and strategies to apply when working with people with deaf-blindness.

Activity Goals

   Understand the diversity of the deaf-blind population, including common etiologies

   Identify examples of supports and resources on deaf-blindness that are available for families, educators, and other service providers.

   Recognize that deaf-blindness is a disability of access to information that requires knowledge and implementation of specific strategies to support learning.

   Understand the role of each of the seven senses and the impact on interactions and experiences.

   Understand and explain the role of the intervener.

   Describe key instructional principles and strategies that are effective in educating and interacting with learners with deaf-blindness.

Participation Details:

     Target audience: Community and Educational Interpreters, prospective interveners

     Satisfactory completion will earn the student 3.0 Professional Studies CEU's (content knowledge level "little/no")

     Required activity: Guided by the staff of the Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness, students will complete four specific modules from the Open Hands, Open Access intervener training materials; students will complete module content along with accompanying quizzes and reflection activities (to be provided by the Project) totaling 27 study hours; student will complete a total of (3) 1hr video meetings with Project staff, for a total of 30 hours of participation

No partial CEU credit will be awarded

Expected time to completion: 8 weeks

Open only to Virginia residents who are members of VRID

Course Cost: FREE!

Please direct questions to vridrep2@gmail.com

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