Supporting Young Children who are Deaf-Blind online course will be offered monthly starting December 1, 2016
Megan Cote is the Project Specialist at the National Center on Deaf-Blindness for Early Identification/Referral and Family Engagement will present this course, where participants will learn about various diagnoses and syndromes that affect or result in vision and hearing loss and the impact vision loss, hearing loss and vision and hearing loss combined has on the development of the child. Communication skills necessary for the successful collaboration between families and agencies that support their children will be addressed. The importance of routines, touch, and wait time for young children who are Deaf-Blind and potential modifications for the home environment will be presented. Current resources for families and professionals will be explored including the EITA Portal.