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Posted Apr 26, 2024|Webinar

Ask the Expert Intervener Series

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The Ask the Expert Intervener Series hosted by the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation will take place over three webinars. Each webinar will take place at 6:30 PM CT, and will last for 1 hr and 15 minutes, 45 minutes of content followed by a question and answer session. Family perspectives will be shared in each session, for all to gain insight from their journey. 

Part One: April 16 – Deafblindness and its Impact on Learning: Key Resources for Families and Educational Teams
Does your IEP team understand what your child who is deafblind may need as a result of their combined vision and hearing impacts? Join for this webinar to discuss an overview of deafblindness, its impact on learning, and share resources that will help you and your IEP team plan better educational programs for your child. 

Part Two: April 30 – Educational Accommodations and Modifications: Improving Your Child’s Routines
A continued discussion around educational planning using resources presented in session one for children with deafblindness, including those children with more complex needs. Accommodations and modifications that can be included in your child’s daily routines and IEP will be shared. 

Part Three: May 14 – The Nuts and Bolts of Interveners: What, Why, How, and When
What is an intervener? How is an intervener different from a paraeducator? How can an intervener or staff trained in deafblindness help support your child’s learning? Join to learn about current services and supports across the country that can be considered when planning your child’s IEP. Key resources will be shared to increase your knowledge about interveners and their role in education now and in the future. 

Sessions will be lead by Dr. Kristi Probst, the Interveners and Qualified Personnel Initiative Lead for the National Center on Deafblindness. She is a National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities scholar. She holds licensures in Special Education for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Low Vision & Blindness, Learning Behavior Specialist, Elementary Education, and Early Childhood Education. 

Download the NCDB IEP Discussion Guide prior to the start of the webinars.

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