Qualified Personnel

To enhance the number of teachers, and trained paraprofessionals (interveners) who are knowledgeable about the impact of combined vision and hearing loss on learning and skilled in implementing effective strategies for children, aged birth to 21, who are deafblind.

Evidence-Based Practices

Teacher and student coactively signing 'water' during lesson.

Teacher and student coactively signing ‘water’ during lesson.

  • Assessment of all instructional areas
  • Communication development, assessment & intervention strategies
  • Strategies for developing relationships and interactions
  • Educational implications of dual sensory loss
  • Curricular modifications & adaptations to materials
  • IEP development appropriate for learners who are deafblind


  • Provide awareness training on the impacts of hearing and vision loss
  • Conduct online and in-person training on instructional strategies
  • Coach and mentor educational teams
  • Facilitate network(s) of teachers and related service providers

For further information or inquiries, please contact NYDBC.

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