Training Purpose: The unique learning needs of children who are deafblind or at risk requires that service providers have knowledge of the impact and range of combined vision and hearing loss on learning, as well as skills in effective assessment and instruction. NEC’s Deafblind Leadership Initiative will increase the number of service providers with knowledge and skills in deafblindness and related fields (sensory impairment, severe special needs, family support and learning). This training opportunity will provide an array of presentations from national leaders in the field of deafblindness, and highlight evidenced-based practices related to: Language/Communication, Assessment and Instruction – Strategies and Tools, Strategies to Promote Visual and Auditory Access, Transition Planning Tools and Instruction, Supporting Access to the General Education Curriculum, and Effective Consultation and Leadership.
*Application Deadline May 1, 2019
TENTATIVE TRAINING DATES:
May 9th – Kickoff Teleconference (3-4:30)
June 13th and 14th, 2019 - 1 Day Session (10-4:00 and 9-4:00)
September 20th - Teleconference (12-2:00)
October 17th and 18th, 2019 - 2 Day Session
December 12th - Teleconference (12-2:00)
January 17th, 2020 - Teleconference (12-2:00)
March 7th, 2020 - Teleconference (12-2:00)
April 30th and May 1st, 2020- 3 Day Session
October 1st and October 2nd, 2020 - FINAL Presentations
TRAINING COST & REQUIREMENTS:
This training is FREE for service providers from CT, ME, MA NH & VT. Participants must fully commit to the year and half training – attendance at 4, 2-day training modules (10-4:00 and 9-4:00 at Perkins School for the Blind); 5 web-conferences (1.5 to 2 hours each), and completion of a Leadership Project. Participants will submit data regarding: (1) pre and post self-rating report; 2) at least one vision, hearing, communication or classroom environmental assessment; and, (3) family interview. NOTE: Participants will need direct access to a child who has combined vision and hearing loss in order to complete observations and assessments. We strongly encourage attendees to embed training activities within your ongoing work scope to minimize additional work demands.Type your paragraph here.
To register: Click hereto download the form and emai/fax to 617-972-7354.
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The NEC Deafblind Institute
BEGINNING SPRING 2019 TO FALL 2020
Location: Perkins, 175 North Beacon st. Watertown, MA 02472 (Grousbeck Center)
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