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The Mystery of Parent and Professionals

DB Central Webinar
Presented by Dr. Timothy Hartshorne

Have you ever left a meeting between parents and professionals and wondered, “What happened there?” It may have seemed like the parents or professionals just did not “get it.” Have you wondered why we are not all clearly on the same side? This presentation will ponder the answers to these questions, with the modest hope that parents and professionals can start to see things from the other side.​

Creating Opportunities for Tomorrow- DeafBlind Adult Panel

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

View AM Session HereCreating Opportunities for Tomorrow-DB Adult Panel AM Session
View PM Session Here: Creating Opportunities for Tomorrow-DB Adult Panel 

The Intervener Training Series: Training 8
Presenters:  Dr. Barbara McLetchie is internationally known in the field of DeafBlindness. She now works with teachers in countries such as Indonesia through the Hilton/Perkins International Program.
View Training Here: Intervener Training #8

Webcast of: Dr. Jan van Dijk "The Role of the Emotional Brain"

View AM Session: ​ Morning Session
View PM Session:  Afternoon Session

Physical Education for Children Who are Deafblind
Hosted by The Charge Syndrome Foundation
Presenter: Lauren Lieberman

View Webinar Here: Physical Education for Children Who are Deafblind (2013 series)

Literacy Site Webinar
Hosted by DB Central working in collaboration with the National Consortium on DeafBlindness
Presenter: Barbara Purvis

Are you looking for literacy strategies for children with sensory losses? Children who do not use a formal language system? Children who have multiple disabilities and complex learning challenges? If the answer is YES then you are encouraged to watch this recorded presentation on a new literacy website developed by the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness ( NCDB 2.0 ). The Literacy website, launched in January 2012, is designed to be user-friendly and provides strategies, examples and resources for increasing literacy learning opportunities for children at a variety of skill levels. The presenter, Barbara Purvis, provides a tour of the site and shares examples of how it can be utilized by professionals and families.

View Presentation Here: Literacy Strategies Presentation​ 

CADRE Webinar Recording: The Impact of the Apology on Communication and Negotiation

On November 14th, CADRE hosted a free webinar with guest presenter Nina Meierding.  A national leader in the field of conflict resolution, Nina has provided training and mediation services for over twenty-eight years and has a strong background in the field of special education.  She has a Masters in Special Education, worked as a special education teacher before becoming a lawyer, and was an advocate for parents and students before transitioning to mediation. Nina is now the mediation partner for the Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS).

View Webinar Here: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/meierdingwebinar.cfm
View Past CADRE Webinar Recordings Here: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/webinarindex.cfm

2012 Michigan EHDI educational presentations (with closed captioning)

After clicking on the link below, click on the 2012 EHDI Conference link and choose which session(s) you wish to view.  
To access the closed captions, click on the CC box on the bottom left.  Please note that the screen size, caption size, and various configurations of presenter, captions, and power point slides (when available) can be adjusted by clicking on the icons on the right upper corner of the screen.

Please also note that CEU’s are not available for viewing the webcasts, but there is also no charge for doing so.

View Presentations Here: 2012 Michigan EHDI Educational Presentations

The Forgotten Senses

The Forgotten Senses explains the senses of balance and pressure: how they work, what purposes they serve, why there might be difficulties for children with CHARGE syndrome. David Brown explores adaptations as well as play/teaching materials that can often result in greatly improved functioning.

View Forgotten Senses Here: The Forgotten Senses

Pain Issues in CHARGE

Pain Issues in CHARGE provides a look into some of the many ways pain plays a role in the lives of individuals with CHARGE. Tim Hartshorne and Kasee Stratton present informative and useful information for both parents and professionals.

View Pain Issues Here: Pain Issues in CHARGE

Real Life Learning Part II
Presented by Dr. Barbara McLetchie and Beth Kennedy - September 17, 2011

View Presentation Here: Real Life Learning Part II

Behavioral Issues in CHARGE Syndrome

In this webcast, Dr. Timothy Hartshorne addresses the topic of Behavioral Issues in CHARGE Syndrome. Dr. Hartshorne is a Professor of Psychology at Central Michigan University (CMU) and has been interested in CHARGE Syndrome since 1989 when his son was born with the syndrome. He is also the director of the CHARGE Syndrome Lab at CMU.


Dr. Hartshorne addressing CHARGE behavioral issues 
View Behavioral Issues Here: Behavioral Issues in CHARGE Syndrome

DB Central Hosts Dr. Jan van Dijk: Child-Guided Assessment

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View Webcast Here: Dr. Jan van Dijk: Child-Guided Assessment

Good Sleep Strategies

In this webcast, Veronika Bernstein, Ph.D. describes the challenges faced by children with visual impairments and their families in developing good sleep habits. Dr. Bernstein provides a variety of strategies that may be used to address this challenge. The webcast chapters are: 1. Introduction, 2. Why We Sleep, 3. Melatonin Production and Sleep Patterns, 4. Development of a Circadian Rhythm without light perception, 5. Visual Impairment and Anxiety Issues, 6. Sleep Time Routines, and 7. Teaching a Child to Sleep.

View Strategies Here: Good Sleep Strategies 

Wheelchair Mobility & Orientation

In this webcast, James Scott Crawford, a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, addresses the training needs of people with visual impairment who use power wheelchairs as their primary mode of transportation.

View Webcast Here: Wheelchair Mobility & Orientation

Tangible Symbols 

Elizabeth Torrey is a Speech and Language Pathologist in the Early Learning Center at Perkins School for the Blind. She has extensive experience working with children with visual impairments who are at the early stages of language development. In this webcast, Elizabeth talks about the use of tangible symbols to support the development of communication with children who are visually impaired. Ch. 1: Introduction, Ch. 2: What Are Tangible Symbols, Ch. 3: How Tangible Symbols Should Be Presented, Ch. 4: The Benefits of Using Tangible Symbols, Ch. 5: Considerations When Developing Tangible Symbols, Ch. 6: Behavioral Benefits.

View Symbols Here: Tangible Symbols

Child-Guided Assessment 

In this webcast, Dr. Jan van Dijk of the Netherlands shares his expertise related to Child-Guided Assessment. Dr. van Dijk has over 50 years of experience working with students with deafblindness. He discovered long ago that typical assessment methods are not successful for these individuals. The child-guided approach is recognized and used throughout the world. The webcast chapters are as follows: 1. Introduction 2. The Domains of Van Dijk Assessment 3. Behavioral State 4. Orienting Response 5. Channel of Learning 6. Approach/Withdrawal 7. Memory and Anticipation 8. Social Interaction and Problem-Solving 9. The Advantages of Van Dijk Assessment 10. Insight Gained From Assessment.

View Assessment Here: Child-Guided Assessment

DB Central hosts CHARGE Syndrome Presentation

View Presentation Here: CHARGE Syndrome Presentation

Real Life Learning-Intervener Training

Presented by Barbara McLetchie and Beth Kennedy. For best caption results, view in Quick Time. Captions can also be viewed in VLC Media Player.

View Presentation Here: View Part 1
View Presentation Here: View Part 2


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