DeafBlind Central Recorded Presentations

Accessible recordings of trainings held by DeafBlind Central

In this webinar, Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind People (BSBP) and the Helen Keller National Center discuss pre-employment transition services available to BSBP students. Applicable resources are discussed in this webinar.

Pre-Employment Transition Services by Shannon McVoy

In this webinar, Robbie Blaha discusses how deafblindness affects concept development as well as how to identify gaps within concept development. 

Proficient Communicators: Concepts by Robbie Blaha

David Wiley has provided training and consultation through the Texas DeafBlind Project for over 30 years, taking the lead on transition of students to adult life and interagency coordination. In this webinar, David presents on the importance of helping students identify and discover interests and preferences during the school years.

Post-Secondary Transition by David Wiley

Learn about best practice for conducting assessments on students who have low incidence disabilities including deafblindness in this webinar. One multidisciplinary team who has come together around assessment for students who are deafblind are highlighted as demonstration of best practice.

Deafblindness: A Multiplicative Effect

In this webinar, David Brown focuses on interpreting the behaviors seen in children with multi-sensory impairments. Brown provides insight into how the senses interact to facilitate effective functioning in learners who have dual sensory impairment with complex needs, as well as focus on the identification and use of individualized motivators.

Availability for Learning by David Brown

In this webinar, Dr. Tanni Anthony focuses on the highlights and challenges associated with pediatric deafblindness and the need for services tailored to this population.

Brace for Impact by Tanni Anthony

This webinar covers the impact of deafblindness on communication and concept development for children in the 0-5 age range. References are made to the Communication Matrix.

Concept Development: Deafblind Style by Tanni Anthony

Concerned about the future because you are going to college or looking for a career? Meet DeafBlind adults who have gone to college and/or are competitively employed and learn from their experiences!

Creating Opportunities for Tomorrow (Morning Presentation)

Concerned about the future because you are going to college or looking for a career? Meet DeafBlind adults who have gone to college and/or are competitively employed and learn from their experiences!

Creating Opportunities for Tomorrow (Afternoon Presentation)

Dr. van Dijk's presents his research and ideas related to the brain, the limbic system, and the impact on teaching and learning for children with multiple disabilities, including those who are deafblind. The presentation also includes video clips of functional assessments featuring children who are DeafBlind.

The Emotional Brain - Morning Presentation

Dr. van Dijk's presents his research and ideas related to the brain, the limbic system, and the impact on teaching and learning for children with multiple disabilities, including those who are deafblind. The presentation also includes video clips of functional assessments featuring children who are DeafBlind.

The Emotional Brain - Afternoon Presentation

Dr. Tim Hartshorne, who is a professor at CMU, a School Psychologist, and the parent of a child who is DeafBlind, provides an overview of behavior as communication. The training focuses on recognizing the intent behind behavior, the levels of behavior, and suggestions for when and how behaviors might be addressed.

Making Sense Out of Behavior Presentation

Children with sensory loss do not have access to the social rules for expressing sexuality and topics related to sex education. Deanna Peterson, DeafBlind specialist from The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, discusses strategies to keep students safe and teach sexual development. She discusses communication and behavior related to sexuality and puberty.

Puberty, Sexuality and Behavior Presentation

Dr. Nancy Hartshorne, who is a professor at Delta College, a School Psychologist, and the parent of a child who is DeafBlind, provides and overview of Person-Centered Planning. Dr. Hartshorne focuses on the benefit of using the PCP process to plan a seamless transition from school to adult life.

Transition to a Meaningful Life - Morning Presentation

Dr. Nancy Hartshorne, who is a professor at Delta College, a School Psychologist, and the parent of a child who is DeafBlind, provides and overview of Person-Centered Planning. Dr. Hartshorne focuses on the benefit of using the PCP process to plan a seamless transition from school to adult life.

Other helpful websites with training videos

Visit the Perkins School for the Blind eLearning website to access Perkins resources & professional development opportunities for teachers of students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.

Perkins School for the Blind eLearning website

T Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) website is a free-loan library of accessible educational media for use by teachers and family member of K-12 students with a vision or hearing loss. This U.S. Department of Education-funded program also serves as a clearinghouse of accessibility information and training resources as well as a gateway to accessibility information from partnering organizations.

Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) website

The New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative Professional Development Page has archived recordings from past online conferences. These archived recordings cover many topics surrounding deafblindness such as communication, assessment, culture, and much more.

New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative Professional Development Website

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