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Previous Monthly Update - December 2022

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DB Summit 2023

The National Center on Deaf-Blindness is excited to announce the 2023 Deaf-Blind Summit: Reset, Rebuild, Recharge, Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event will be held between the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) conferences.  

Registration and hotel reservations are now available at the link below.

2023 Deaf-Blind Summit

2021 Deaf-Blind Child Count Report Published

The 2021 National Child Count Report has been published. Annual National Deaf-Blind Child Count reports provide critical information to guide technical assistance, personnel preparation, scholarship, and research related to deaf-blindness in children and youth. Please email if you have any questions.


Intervener/or Community of Practice

Learn about this United States/Canada community of practice for interveners in the newest issue of DbI Review (pp. 13-14). The primary purpose of the group is to provide professional development and networking opportunities for interveners in both countries.




Considerations for Educating Students With CVI: The Learning Environment

A new resource from the PA Training and Technical Assistance Network, facilitates team discussion and problem-solving, and offers practical ideas to promote a student’s access to instruction in a positive learning environment.

Considerations for Educating Students With CVI: The Learning Environment

New Articles

Daneshi, A. et al. (2022). The outcome of cochlear implantations in deaf-blind patients: A multicenter observational studyOtology & Neurotology, 43(8), 908-914.

McDougal, J. et al. (2022). Vocational evaluation with special populations. Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals (VECAP) Journal, 4.



Professional Development Modules Mailing List

Do you want to stay updated with announcements about the Teaching Children Who Are Deafblind: Professional Development for Educators modules? We have a mailing list that you can subscribe to. We will occasionally send out messages about upcoming module releases and user tips. 

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Communication Matrix Intervention Modules

These modules from the West Virginia Department of Education include videos and planning tools on how to use the Communication Matrix not only for assessment but as a foundation for intervention. 

Archived Monthly Updates

If you are looking for a prior months update, please email and we can send you a PDF of any previous monthly update.