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2020-2021 Deaf-Blindness Webinar Series

April 29, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Session 6: Why Aren't You Paying Attention? Influences and Outcomes

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

Session 7: Seventeen Rants about Communication

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.


Addressing Healthy Boundaries for Students with Significant Support Needs

May 19 - 20, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:30 PM

Addressing Healthy Boundaries for Students with Significant Support Needs - Embedding the education of empowerment, relationships, and boundaries into practice


Facilitators Trude E. Burnett, M.A.Ed. and Jennifer Harris, MSE; guide you through your own values and bias in order to comfortably and effectively teach students the hows and whys of healthy relationships and boundaries in a two part webinar series.

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