Deaf-Blind

Each student with a deaf-blindness is an individual with different strengths, talents, and communication preferences.

Deaf-Blindness is a condition of a combined vision and hearing loss, requiring specific instructional strategies that address the presence of both sensory impairments. The child could have varying degrees of hearing and vision loss. It is the combination of this loss that has a profound impact on the child will interact and learn.


Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project
Through PaTTAN, the Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project offers a variety of training, technical assistance, and resources to assist educators and families in the areas of assessment, instruction, and family involvement activities.

Deaf-Blind
  • May19

    Interdisciplinary Transition Team Initiative

    Transition planning for young adults is a vital process for the student, family and team members in which to engage. It is doubly important for students with combined vision and hearing loss as many players must come to the table to assist in making a smooth and satisfactory transition from school to adult life.

  • Dec12

    Students Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind: Safety Checklist for IEP Teams

    Schools across the nation are taking steps to ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors through changes in policies, procedures and physical facilities. IEP teams may need to consider additional measures to be implemented to meet the unique needs of students who are deaf-blind, deaf or hard of hearing.

Consultants

  • Molly Black
    Parents, Deaf-Blind
  • Patti McGowan
    Parents, Deaf-Blind
  • Jane Freeman
    Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Leadership, Secondary Transition, Educational Interpreters, Deaf-Blind
  • Sue Ann Houser
    Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Reading, Deaf-Blind
  • Lynn Fox
    Deaf-Blind, Blind/Visual Impairment (VI), Students with Complex Support Needs, Project MAX
  • Michelle Bilinsky
    Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Secondary Transition, Deaf-Blind
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