Online Parent Training
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We are collaborating with The National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) to sponsor an online parent training called The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings. The training uses Module 3 (“The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings”) from the Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules.
Parent participants learn about the role of Interveners, the principles of intervention, and how interveners function as members of a student’s educational teams.
Together, NFADB and NCDB feel that this endeavor will advance their shared goals of empowering parents and increasing recognition and acceptance of the use of intervener services for students with deaf-blindness.
The first cohort of parents participated in a pilot program that began March 17, 2014 and was completed on May 5, 2014. We now have open registration for our next cohort:
October 3 – November 7, 2016
Primarily self-study, but hosts are available to provide assistance. We will also have several optional online video sessions.
Time commitmentOne to 2 hours per week for 5 weeks (you work on your own at times that are convenient for you).
HostsPatti McGowan (NFADB) and Peggy Malloy (NCDB) will provide online support and feedback.
ContentThe training will use Module 3 (“The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings”) from the Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules.
What you will needA computer and a good Internet connection.
Click here to register online. For more information, click here.
If you have any questions or know of other parents in your state who may be interested in participating in this training opportunity in the future, please do not hesitate to email us:
Patti McGowan, NFADBPeggy Malloy, NCDB
Testimonials from Participants in the Training
“As an adult who is deaf-blind, I enrolled in the course to broaden my knowledge about deaf-blindness. The theories and the body of knowledge pertaining to deaf-blind communication were advanced and based in scientific research. The training validated many of my own experiences and shed new light on some of my interactions with other deaf-blind persons. The teachers spared no amount of their energy to assist me in accessing the material. They were interested in my own experience and exhibited a passion for the field of deaf-blindness. They modeled a high regard for the dignity and potential of deaf-blind persons.” Cathy Guillory Miller
“The concept of intervention was not new to me, but it had become dull, in need of fine tuning. This class helped me examine and see errors that had crept into my own role with my son. The examples of individual students working with interveners were very inspiring. I cannot but help feel a sense of deep gratitude for the dedication of the people who have put together this course and feel immensely privileged to have had the opportunity to participate in it. Thank you!”
“I would like to thank everyone who worked on this project. . . . I learned how to explain what an intervener is and even more importantly I learned how to better explain what my son’s intervener needs to be. It is really important for parents to be able to specifically explain to educators what their child needs.“