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2020-2021 Deaf-Blindness Webinar Series
April 29, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Presented by Dr. Robin Greenfield, this presentation will discuss the topic of attention and the role it plays in the education of children, particularly children who are deaf-blind. Participants will learn what attention might look like for a child who is deaf-blind, what sustains a child’s attention, and what impact a distraction or interruption has on attention. They will also learn about the myths of multitasking and have the opportunity to engage in activities that look at their own attention.
May 13, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Presented by Maurice Belote. Communication is at the core of everything we do with children and youth who are deafblind. Supporting students who are deafblind to become proficient communicators can challenge family members and even the most skilled and experienced educators. The session will review features of communication that are unique to children who are deafblind and/or who have significant support needs, including the impact of stress and anxiety on communication, using authentic assessment data to drive decision making, managing large transdisciplinary teams, and debunking the myth that it is ever too late to become a competent communicator.
2021 Western Region Early Intervention Conference National Webinar Series
The Western Region Early Intervention Conference that was scheduled for Fall 2021 has been postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The WREIC Planning Committee, in collaboration with the Texas School for the Blind/Visually Impaired Coffee Hours, is offering a 2021 webinar series with topics specific to pediatric deafness, blindness, and deaf-blindness.
A lending library is maintained with up-to-date books, articles, workshop materials, videotapes, and manuals related to the topic of vision and hearing loss.Lending library materials are mailed out upon request.
Colorado Resources for Families of Children who are Deafblind
- Deaf-blindness (CDE) (PDF)
- Deaf-blindness: Educational Service Guidelines (Perkins Scout)
- Hands and Voices (Colorado Office)
- Helen Keller National Center - Rocky Mountain Office
- Parents of Blind Children (Colorado)
- Parent to Parent of Colorado
- Peak Parent Center
- Special Education - Parent Information and Resources
- Special Education - Parents Encouraging Parents Conference
National and International Resources Specific to Deaf-Blindness:
- American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB)
- Center for Literacy and Disability Studies
- Communication Matrix
- Deafblind International
- Experience Books (Washington Sensory Disability Services)
- Hands and Voices
- Hands and Voices - Colorado Office
- Helen Keller National Center for Deafblind Youth and Adults (HKNC)
- Interveners and Children Who Are Deaf-blind
- Intervener Resource Page (NCDB)
- Intervener Resources, Videos and Recommendations (NCDB)
- Literacy for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss (Literacy Website Resources)
- National Center on Deafblindness (NCDB)
- National Family Association for the Deafblind (NFADB)
- National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD)
- Path to Literacy
- Promoting Literacy - Emergent Writing
- Sibling Support Project
- Tarheel Reader- a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics
National Resources Specific to Children with Disabilities
Phone: (303) 866-6681
Email Tanni Anthony
Phone: (303) 866-6605
Email Gina Herrera
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