Learn about the Early Intervention Communication Plan, which supports children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf blind. 

Credits: No credit hours

Intended Audience: Early Intervention Professionals, Early Care and Education Professionals and Families. 

Registration: Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our Training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will be able to create one.

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Learn about deaf-blindness, review considerations for children who have combined hearing and vision loss, and explore a variety of resources.

Note: this is the job aid resource, NOT the course with credit. If you need credit 
hours, go back to the Professional Development page and look for "Supporting Young Children Who are Deaf-Blind."

This information is from a webinar recorded on March 29, 2016, for Pennsylvania Part C early intervention providers. This presentation is approximately 90 minutes long, but is presented in topics so you can find resources as you need them.

Credits: No Credit Hours

Intended Audience: EI Professionals

Registration: No registration required

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Learn about deaf-blindness, its causes, and the impact of a combined vision and hearing loss on the development of very young children. Explore resources to aid in understanding the support of child-specific needs and collaboration between families and agencies. Discover the importance of routines, touch, and wait time for young children who are deaf-blind and potential modifications for the home environment. 

Credits: 2 Act 48 hours or 2 Infant Toddler Clock Hours

Intended Audience : 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.

Registration: This course is available by registering on the PaTTAN online registration Training Calendar. Choose the quarter in which you would like to take the course and then click on the course title listed on the 1st day of that quarter (July 1, October 1, January 1, or April 1). Approximately 10 days prior to the end of each quarter, registration will close, and no one will be able to register for the course within that quarter. During this period, everyone will need to wait until the first day of the next quarter to register and complete the course. Users who complete the course will be awarded Act 48 credits at the end of each quarter. The credits will be dated with the last day of that quarter. It may take up to 30 days from the end of the quarter for users to see their Act 48 credits in the Professional Education Record Management System (PERMS).

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