This online course introduces participants to deaf-blindness, its causes and the impact of a combined vision and hearing loss on the development of very young children. Support of child-specific needs as well as collaboration between families and agencies will be addressed. The importance of routines, touch, and wait time for young children who are deaf-blind and potential modifications for the home environment will be presented. Resources will be explored throughout the course.
2 Infant/Toddler Training Hours; 2 ACT 48; 2 PQAS (K1.3 C3)
Early Intervention service coordinators, providers, teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, teachers of the visually impaired, early childhood education teachers, speech and language therapists, audiologists, special health care needs consultants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses and parents of infants and young children who are deaf-blind or at risk for deaf-blindness.
This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the month you would like to take the course then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that month. Note: course registration is only available during the month preceding the course opening date. You cannot pre-register for a course more than a month ahead of time. You need to register before the 25th day of the month to enroll for the following month. Please use the registration key SYCDB (ALL CAPS).