OHOA Module: An Overview of Deaf-Blindness and Instructional Strategies
- Identify important facts that can be learned from the National Child Count of Children and Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind.
- Understand the importance of gathering information about a student's etiology to guide the development of an effective educational plan.
- Recognize that deaf-blindness is a disability of access to information that results in significant challenges in interactions and learning.
- Describe key instructional principles and strategies that are effective in educating and interacting with these learners.
- Provide examples of the array of supports and resources on deaf-blindness that are available for families and school districts.
- Robbie Blaha (Lead)
- Michelle Clyne
- Vivecca Hartman
- Johanna Borg
- Barbara Martin
Blaha, R., Clyne, M., Hartman, V., Borg, J., & Martin, B. (2014, September, rev.). An overview of deaf-blindness and instructional strategies. In National Center on Deaf-Blindness, Open Hands, Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules. Monmouth, OR: National Center on Deaf-Blindness, The Research Institute at Western Oregon University.