Introduction to Working with Individuals Who are Deaf-Blind is a Course
Introduction to Working with Individuals Who are Deaf-Blind
Started May 15, 2020
Full course description
This course provides a brief overview of deaf-blindness. The course is designed for service providers and includes definitions, causes of deaf-blindness, communication strategies, assistive technology, and evidence-based recommendations regarding helping people who are deaf-blind obtain employment. (1.75 hours)
This course is available for CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.
- Understand the definition of deaf-blindness and the impact of combined hearing and vision loss on life, including independence and employment.
- Know about various methods of communication and communications systems used by individuals who are deaf-blind.
- Understand the implications of time of on-set on communications and employment of individuals who are deaf-blind.
- Learn the current employment research in deaf-blindness and implications for employment services to people who are deaf-blind.
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