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.
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 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: December 17, 2023 (11:59pm PST)
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