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Deafblind Online Learning Modules 

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​   ​​The New England Consortium  for Deafblind Technical Assistance And Training (NEC)

                                                       A Deafblind Community of Practice

                              Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire

The  Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules are a national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students who are deafblind (ages 3 through 21). The development of these on-line modules are in response to a set of recommendations intended to establish a strong national foundation for professional and intervener training (National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2012).  The module content was created by a diverse group of experts in the field of deafblindness including state and national deafblind project staff, parents of children who are deaf-blind, higher education faculty, teachers, educational interpreters, and interveners.  Each module includes a variety of accessible videos, photographs, slide presentations, and learning activities.  The modules have been guided by an advisory committee, and reviewed by a variety of experts in deafblindness, experts in module design, and field-test participants. For more information about the modules and an introductory video, visit nationaldb.org/ohoa



NEC Deafblind Leadership Project 2015-2017: DB Modules

About This Free Online Training:

NEC is embarking on a new initiative to increase knowledge, skills and leadership in the field of deafblindness.  The online modules are an exciting opportunity to learn more about deafblindness and engage with other professionals working with children and youth who have combined vision and hearing loss or at risk.  Upon completion of each group of modules, you will receive a certificate of completion and Professional Development Points (6 PDPs per module). 

 
Modules Described:  The  Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Modules are a national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students who are deafblind (ages 3 through 21).  The module content was created by a diverse group of experts in the field of deafblindness including state and national deafblind project staff, parents of children who are deaf-blind, higher education faculty, teachers, educational interpreters, and interveners.  Each module includes a variety of accessible videos, photographs, slide presentations, and learning activities. 



 

                                          NEW AND CONTINUING PARTICIPANTS

 
NEC will host NCDB On-Line Modules to support a new group of service providers working with a child(ren) who have combined vision and hearing loss or who are at-risk.  Module Group (A)  1, 2, 4, 5, 25

 

NEC will also host NCDB On-Line Modules to support continuing groups of service providers working with a child(ren) who have combined vision and hearing loss or who are at-risk.  Module Group (B) 6,7,8,25; Module Group (C) 9,10,11,12,25; Module Group (D) 13,14,15,16,25;  Module Group (E)  17,18,19,20,21

 
We encourage teams to participant (i.e., one classroom teacher and one paraprofessional/aide) but parents and individual service providers are also welcome! 

 
Modules are hosted by a Facilitator and participants will be provided support and feedback in completion of each module. The modules can be completed at a time most convenient for you and at your own pace.  NOTE:  Each individual module takes 6-8 hours to complete so there is a time commitment.  Many participants report that it’s a fun and convenient opportunity to share ideas and expertise!  


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For more information go to www.nec4db.org or contact nec@perkins.org, 617-972-7515