Archived Webinars

E-Learning from Connections Beyond Sight and Sound

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DeafBlindness and the Assessment Process

May 13, 2022 (Advisory Committee Meeting)

Maryland School for the Blind (MSB); DeafBlindness and the Assessment Process;
Presenters: Hannah Ogora and Evelyn Daniels

Presentation begins at minute 21 of the AC Meeting

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Language is Not Cute: Support for Children who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind
May 10, 2022 / One hour and 30 minutes
Presenter: Jennifer Willis

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Autism or CHARGE: Identifying Effective Educational and Behavioral Interventions

April 12, 2022 / One hour and 30 minutes
Presenter: Julie Maier

Why autism and CHARGE syndrome can look so much alike and identifying effective 
educational and behavioral interventions for these learners.

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Supporting Availability for Learning for Students with CVI and Significant Cognitive Disabilities
November 9, 2021 / One hour and 30 minutes
Presenter: Chris Russell

This session provides an overview of the impact of cortical visual impairment and multiple disabilities on availability for learning, and an updated approach to biobehavioral assessment and intervention for children and youth who require additional supports to increase their availability for learning. 

A new assessment tool created by the presenter based on a review of research across fields, Assessment of Biobehavioral States: Supporting Availability for Learning for Students with Multiple Disabilities including DeafBlindness & Profound Intellectual & Multiple Disabilities will be shared with participants.

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The Role and Responsibilities of the Intervener
October 12, 2021 / One hour and 30 minutes
Presenter: Beth Kennedy Ph.D

An intervener is someone who provides access for students who are deafblind.

This presentation will provide an overview of the role and essential elements for training interveners, including recent research.

Because interveners are a relatively new type of support in the U.S., basics about determining which students should have interveners and how existing law supports the need for interveners in school settings will also be included.

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Strategies for Supporting the Hearing, Speech Comprehension,
and Environmental Awareness of Students with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
The Auditory Equivalent of CVI
September 14, 2021 / One hour and 30 minutes
Presenter: Maurice Belote

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Using the Communication Matrix to Enhance Learning

April 2021 / 3-part series

Presenter: Nancy Steele

Communication is always a critical need for learners with complex needs. The Communication Matrix was designed to document expressive communication for anyone functioning at the early stages of communication or using forms of communciaotn other than speaking or writing.

In this three-part series, Nancy Steele provides many basic strategies for providing receptive communication in order to increase expressive communication for those early stages of development.

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The Importance of Touch to Learners who are DeafBlind

February 9, 2021 / One hour and 30 minutes

Presenter: Nancy Steele

Nancy Steele talks about how touch gives the learner who is deafblind access to explore the environment, things, people, communication and learning. Join us as we discuss different types of touch and strategies to use to enhance learning.

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Making Connections with Students who are Complex Learners
November 17, 2020 / One hour and 30 minutes
Presenter: Nancy Steele
Meeting the needs of learners who are complex starts with understanding your role in making connections.
This webinar will explore some basic principles and strategies that will lead to making solid connections with your learners.

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Facilitating Early Meaningful Tactile Communication
Presented by Virgina Maze, MEd
& Dian Foster, GSAP Family Engagement Coordinator

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Moving Students with CVI from 3D Objects to 2D Pictures

May 21, 2020 / One hour and 30 minutes

Presenter: Dr. Sandra Newcomb

Watch the recorded webinar:
https://youtu.be/qfi1tkf3KHU

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Transition 101

May 19, 2020 / One hour

Presented by Cheri Dowling, Coordinator, Family Support & Resource Center. 
Start preparing now for the post-secondary transition. Transition 101 will take you through the steps to prepare for the future.

Watch the recorded webinar: 
https://youtu.be/lntPD1nUSU4

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Structure at Home – Let’s Build It!

May 6, 2020 / One hour and 30 minutes

Presented by Kate Beals, OTR/L and Sharon Stelzer, Lead Teacher, Perkins School for the Blind, Deafblind Program
Join Kate and Sharon as they share WHY structure and routines are so important and HOW to build them for our children as we ALL learn how to survive at home!

Watch the recorded webinar:
https://youtu.be/PN5omX4HOwg

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How to Use ABA in Your Home from Breakfast to Bedtime

April 20, 2020 / One hour and 30 minutes

Presented by Kirsten Bade, (BCaBA) Program Consultant for Converge Behavioral Services, LLC. Come learn the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and how they can be implemented throughout your child’s day to develop structure and routines amid the uncertainties of our current times.

Watch the recorded webinar: 
https://youtu.be/bDFmemFLRB0

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Creating Storyboxes and Experience Books

April 16, 2020 / One hour and 30 minutes

Presented by Amanda Soper, AAC Specialist at St. Coletta School of Greater Washington. Come discover how to create meaningful literacy experiences with your child through the use of storyboxes and experience books.

Watch the recorded webinar:
https://youtu.be/vql1ZJPozdI


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Introduction to the 10 Characteristics of Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)

April 2, 2020 / One hour and 30 minutes

Presented by Dr. Rebecca Hommer, CVI endorsed TVI and Educational Specialist. This session will provide an overview of the 10 characteristics of CVI and how these can impact your child’s use of his/her functional vision.

Watch the recorded webinar: 
https://youtu.be/hG7PCtyMNtg


Creating Object Schedules / Communication Systems for Home

March 31, 2020 / One hour and 30 minutes

Presented by Jennifer Willis, Project Coordinator. Learn how to create schedule systems and tactile/visual communication materials for in-home use with your deafblind/ pre-linguistic child.

Watch the recorded webinar: 
https://youtu.be/41LLN_Qj5HQ


Language Development and Deafblindness

May 26, 2020 / One hour and 30 minutes

Presented by Jennifer Willis, Project Coordinator. Join us for a discussion about the foundational building blocks for developing language in children with complex needs who are currently pre-symbolic or concrete symbolic language users.

Watch the recorded webinar: https://youtu.be/-ch1OrtF63Q

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O&M ActivitiesGames and Strategies for Home and Community

June 9, 2020 / One hour

Presented by Dr. Rebecca Hommer, (TVI, COMS) Education and Technical Assistance Specialist. Join us to learn more about the sequence of O&M skills and activities needed to support your child/student within the home and in the community.

Watch the recorded webinar: 
https://youtu.be/lOD7S39fpNg

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Experiences as a Deafblind Learner

June 23, 2020 / One hour

Presented by Jason Corning. Join us for a presentation on what it’s like to be a deafblind learner from someone who has experienced it firsthand, and learn of Jason’s success as the owner of his own company, Three Monkeys Communication.

Watch the recorded webinar:
https://youtu.be/AGiyAyEPVhk

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ASL Series: Interpreting for DeafBlind Children in the Educational Setting

July 30, 2020 / One hour and 30 minutes

Presented by: Susanne Morgan Morrow, MA, CI, CT.NYDBC Project Director & Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter. 

Interpreting for students in an educational setting is extremely challenging. When a student has both hearing and vision loss, interpreters need to consider other factors and various modifications to their production. This workshop will give an introduction to this critical topic.

Watch the recorded webinar: 
https://youtu.be/q0dDqj_Thcw