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OHOA Module: An Overview of Deaf-Blindness and Instructional Strategies

OHOA Module: An Overview of Deaf-Blindness and Instructional Strategies

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Development Team

  • Robbie Blaha (Lead)
  • Michelle Clyne
  • Vivecca Hartman
  • Johanna Borg
  • Barbara Martin

Suggested Citation

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.