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Intervener Training Resources for State Deafblind Projects

Collage of interveners working with children.

The resources on this page are available for state deafblind projects to use for intervener training. NCDB also provides technical assistance to state projects on the use of these materials. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Kristi Probst.


OHOA Modules

The Open Hands, Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules were designed specifically for state deafblind projects and colleges/universities to use as part of intervener training programs. On their own, the modules do not serve as a training program. They must be offered as part of comprehensive training and coaching provided by qualified individuals.


These resources include information about coaching best practices and an "Intervener Coaching Form" aligned with the CEC intervener competencies.

Intervener Training Pilot Project Materials

The following materials were developed for a one-time Intervener Training Pilot Project (ITPP) conducted by NCDB during September 2017 through May 2018. The program used the OHOA Modules and the National Intervener Certification E-Portfolio (NICE) in conjunction with consultation and coaching by state deafblind projects. The materials can be adapted by state projects for their own intervener training needs.

Increasing Engagement in Online Intervener Training

Information for Schools and Agencies 
Information for Participants
Intervener Services and Interveners in Educational Settings: Definition

Candidate Self-Evaluation
[NCDB used SurveyGizmo to distribute and collect this information]
Candidate Agreement 

Cohort 1 Syllabus
Cohort 2 Syllabus   
Cohort 3 Syllabus