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TSBVI Campus Conference Center, Austin, TX

Interveners need specialized skills related to deafblindness, in order to provide one-on-one instructional support to students who are deafblind.  They need appropriate supervision and support from the IEP team.  To help meet the needs of interveners in Texas, the Texas Deafblind Project at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is pleased to announce the 2012 Introduction to the Intervener Team Model.

This workshop is for those individuals who are newly assigned in the role as an Intervener or for current Interveners who have not yet had the opportunity to attend this introductory training.  Each intervener should attend this training with a professional member of the educational team (ideally the classroom teacher, but this could also be a teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing or teacher for students with visual impairments or another professional regularly involved with the deafblind student).  Family members (parents or guardians) of the student are welcomed to attend, as well.


Training Areas Include:

  •     Experiencing the World of Deafblindness
  •     Deafblindness: Impact & Implications
  •     Intervener Competencies & Training Updates
  •     Intervener and Team Roles & Responsibilities
  •     The Five Components of Quality Intervention
  •     Intervention Issues & Considerations in the Areas of:
    • Trust & Security
    • Physical Space, Positioning, Orientation & Mobility
    • Materials, Devices, & Equipment
    • Communication & Literacy
    • Pacing & Content
  • Identification of Tools and Strategies to Support the Student Profile

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