Accessible Recordings of Trainings Held by Deafblind Central

Creating Opportunities for Tomorrow - DeafBlind Adult Panel

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!

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The Role of the Emotional Brain - Dr. Jan van Dijk

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.

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Making Sense Out of Behavior - Dr. Tim Hartshorne

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.

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Puberty, Sexuality and Behavior Presentation - Deanna Peterson

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.

Image of the Puberty, Sexuality and Behavior presentation.Link: Puberty, Sexuality and Behavior Presentation

Transition to a Meaningful Life: It Doesn't Happen Without Big Dreams - Dr. Nancy Hartshorne

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.

Image of the Transition to a Meaningful Life A.M. presentation.Link: Transition to a Meaningful Life A.M. Presentation

Image of the Transition to a Meaningful Life P.M. presentation.Link: Transition to a Meaningful Life P.M. Presentation

Other Helpful Training Sites to Find Training Videos

Perkins School for the Blind eLEARNING

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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.

Described and Captioned Media Program

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Visit the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) website, 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.