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 Individuals with combined vision and hearing loss or DeafBlindness face unique challenges in learning and development.  The impact of this dual sensory impairment typically impacts all areas of learning.


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2015 DeafBlind Symposium in Austin, TX

 Keynote Presentations

Please See Me as the Person I Am

Empowering a DeafBlind Community

 Family Experiences

Taking the Bull by the Horns

Trey's Recycling: Getting Involved in Community Life

Just Be Brave!

Special Interview

Tactile Reciprocal Interactions & BETs


Hearing Issues for Students with DeafBlindness

2016-2017

For Credit Hearing Issues for Students with DeafBlindness: Auditory Training for Students with MIVI

2015-2016

Hearing Issues for Students with DeafBlindness: Introduction

Hearing Issues for Students with DeafBlindness: Audiological Testing

Hearing Issues for Students with DeafBlindness: Listening Devices

Hearing Issues for Students with DeafBlindness: Functional Hearing Evaluation

Hearing Issues for Students with DeafBlindness: Auditory Training

Hearing Issues for Students with DeafBlindness: Learning Media Assessment

Other topics

Sexuality Education for the Student with DeafBlindness

Stories of Success after Graduation

Strategies to Help Young People with DeafBlindness and Behavior Issues


 

Please See Me as the Person I Am

Description: Keynote by Bernadette van den Tillaart (Netherlands) & Gunnar Vege (Norway) at the 2015 DeafBlind Symposium in Austin, TX. Gunnar and Bernadette introduce the concepts of "co-presence" and Bodily Emotional Traces (BETs). Through role play and videos, they demonstrate how an active communication partner (parent, educator, caregiver, etc) can enter the tactual communication of a person with DeafBlindness and equally share in his/her experience of the world. When the communication partner comments on these shared experiences, using signs form the language of the culture, it both, affirms the person with DeafBlindness, and opens a cognitive door language development.

Please See Me as the Person I Am
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Empowering a Deafblind Community

Description: Keynote by disability rights lawyer, Haben Girma on developing and celebrating her identity as an individual who is DeafBlind. Haben describes how she has grown through connections with the DeafBlind community and the benefits she discovered in letting friends and co-workers know she is DeafBlind and prefers tactile communication.

Empowering a Deafblind Community
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Take the Bull by the Horns

Description: Larry and Denise Sewell are parents of a child with DeafBlindness. Their son will be graduate from school soon and retun to his home community as a young adult. "Taking the Bull by the Horn," describes the determination and support the Sewell's needed to help make their transition plan a success. Recorded at the 2015 DeafBlind Symposium in Austin, TX.

Take the Bull by the Horns
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Trey's Recycling: Getting Involved in Community Life

Description: Dinitra Rideaux describes how her son, Trey, is becoming more involved in his small country town, through his own recycling business, exercise routine, and other activities. Recorded at the 2015 DeafBlind Symposium in Austin, TX.

Trey's Recycling: Getting Involved in Community Life
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Just Be Brave!

Description: Rachel Allen yearned for friendship and found it in her high school drill team. Rachel and her mother, Catherine, share a glimpse of their fantastic, frustrating, high-energy, and sometimes heartbreaking journey. Recorded at the 2015 DeafBlind Symposium in Austin, TX.

Just Be Brave!
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Tactile Reciprocal Interactions & BETs

Original webcast date: 02/21/2015
Description: An interview with Bernadette Van Den Tillaart and Gunnar Vege, who both work with children with congenital DeafBlindness. Their experiences and research have led them to emphasis the need for educators to enter into the tactile world of the child with DeafBlindness, to mirror and affirm a child's experiences and emotions, from which a child becomes increasingly self-aware and better able to communicate and interact with the environment.

Tactile Reciprocal Interactions: BETs
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Hearing Issues for Students with DeafBlindness

2016-2017

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Auditory Training for Students with MIVI

Original webcast date: 10/19/2016
Description: This webinar will explore the connection between the auditory system and the development of sensory motor and language skills. We will examine the importance of creating active learning routines which focus on helping children who are blind, DeafBlind with multiple impairments learn to listen for sound cues in order to be able to move and interact with the people and objects in their environment more independently.

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Auditory Training for Students with MIVI

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2015-2016

 

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Introduction

Original webcast date: 09/18/2014
Description: This is the first video in a series of webinars about hearing issues for students with DeafBlindness. This program covers basic anatomy of the ear, terminology related to hearing impairments, and how dual sensory impairment affects educational performance. Facilitators are Chris Montgomery and Adam Graves, Educational Consultants for the DeafBlind Project at the Outreach department of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Introduction
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Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Audiological Testing

Description: This is the second video in a series of webinars about hearing issues for students with DeafBlindness. This program is a discussion with Educational Audiologist Lisa Sutherland about types of testing and how to educators and family members can help students with multiple impairments prepare for audiological testing. Facilitators are Chris Montgomery and Adam Graves, Educational Consultants for the DeafBlind Project at the Outreach department of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Audiological Testing
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Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Listening Devices

Original webcast date: 1/22/2015
Description: This is the third video in a series of webinars about hearing issues for students with DeafBlindness. This program is a discussion with Educational Audiologist Lisa Sutherland about medical devices, i.e. hearing aids and cochlear implants and the unique listening needs of students with DeafBlindness. Facilitators are Adam Graves and Chris Montgomery, Educational Consultants for the DeafBlind Project at the Outreach department of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Listening Devices
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Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness #4

Description: 03/26/2015 This is the fourth webinar about hearing issues for students with DeafBlindness. This program discusses the rationale and process for creating an Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation. Facilitators Adam Graves and Chris Montgomery, Educational Consultants for the DeafBlind Project at the Outreach department of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired are joined by TSBVI Teacher of the DeafBlind, Deanna Peterson.

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness #4
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Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Auditory Training

Description: 05/21/2015 This is the fourth webinar about hearing issues for students with DeafBlindness. This program discusses auditory training that addresses specific concerns for students who are DeafbBlind. Facilitators Adam Graves and Chris Montgomery, Educational Consultants for the DeafBlind Project at the Outreach department of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired are joined by Susie Tiggs, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Specialist for Region 11 ESC, and Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator for TSBVI Outreach Programs.

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Auditory Training
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Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Learning Media Assessment

Original webcast date: 12/03/2015
Description: A documented hearing loss creates specific differences in assessing and interpreting data for learning media assessments for students with DeafBlindness. This webinar will discuss a collaboration process between the TVI and the TDHH to determine general and literacy media that includes a review of audiometric data and the functional impact of the hearing loss in instructional settings. This webinar expands on topics and information presented in the Hearing Issues Series from the previous year. Participants will need to have viewed the “Introduction to Hearing Loss” and “Audiological Testing” webinars prior to viewing this session.  Facilitated by Adam Graves, DeafbBlind Specialist with TSBVI Outreach Programs.

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Learning Media Assessment
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Sexuality Education for the Student with Deafblindness

Original webcast date: 02/27/2014
Description: TETN 20441, Sexuality Education for the Student with DeafBlindness presented by Robbie Blaha, M. Ed. The topic of this video is Issues in Sexuality and DeafBlindness: Modesty, Appropriate Touch, and Menstruation. These topics are taken from the IDEA/OSEP approved book Introduction to Sexuality Education for Individuals who are DeafBlind and Significantly Developmentally Delayed.

Sexuality Education for the Student with Deafblindness
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Stories of Success after Graduation

Original webcast date: 4/4/2014
Description: TETN 20443 Stories of Success after Graduation is presented by David Wiley, consultant with the Texas Deafblind Project. He shows four videos of adults who are DeafBlind and have additional disabilities; and how these persons live, years after leaving the familiar routines of school behind. David outlines some ways to measure "success" after graduation; i.e. active life, access to the community, social connections, support to pursue interests, and meaningful activities.

Stories of Success after Graduation
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Strategies to Help Young People with Deafblindness and Behavior Issues

Original webcast date: 01/15/2015
Description: TETN 32955 Strategies for Difficult Behavior in DB Students is presented by David Wiley, Transition Consultant with the Texas DeafBlind Project. He explores how the unique sensory impairments of DeafBlindness contribute to challenging behaviors and presents some strategies for supporting positive behavior.

Strategies to Help Young People with Deafblindness and Behavior Issues
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