Course Description

Credit Validation for San Diego County Office of Education Added Authorization Candidates Only

All candidates must be enrolled first with SDCOE Added Authorizations Program prior to registering for credit validation with USD. Please visit the SDCOE AASE website for program enrollment information.

This course focuses on a wide variety of topics and issues related to Deaf/Blind (DB). Many different aspects of DB are examined from a variety of different vantage points and perspectives. Course content includes Introduction to Deafblindness, Causes of Deafblindness, Communication strategies for students who are deafblind, Vestibular effects on students with deafblindness, Teaching strategies for students who are deafblind, Tactile sensitivity and sensory over/under load. By the end of this course, you will be able to identify the most common causes of deafblindness and understand the cognitive, communicative and social impact on students who are deafblind. You will also walk away with knowledge of teaching, communication, and tactile strategies when working with students with deafblindness.

Other topics in this component include: vestibular and tactile systems of students who are deafblind; communication systems; calendar systems; service providers; and deafblind culture.

Course Details

Number of Units: 9.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for San Diego County Office of Education Added Authorization Candidates.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X734R – 007 26 Aug 202415 Dec 2024 9 $450

AASE: Deaf-Blindness

26 Aug 202415 Dec 2024
9
$450
Credit Validation
Online

Course Format: Online

Location: San Diego County Office of Education

Audience: This course is specifically for teachers who hold a preliminary or clear Education Specialist Credential and seek to add an authorization to that credential

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: August 26 – December 20, 2024 (11:59pm PST)

What You Will Learn

  • Identify the most common causes of deaf-blindness
  • Develop an understanding of the cognitive, communicative and social impact on students who are deafblind
  • Know and understand teaching, communication, and tactile strategies when working with students with deaf-blindness
  • Understand the educational implications for students who are deafblind on cognition, behavior, communication, and socialization
  • Examine aspects of communication for students who are deafblind

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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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