Technical assistance can take many forms, and depends mainly on the needs of the child who is deaf-blind.
Check out our newest resource, The ODB Family Guide. This online resource can help families understand their child's needs, learn about next steps and discover valuable resources.
Training is tailored, as much as possible, to meet the individual needs of parents, educational teams, service providers and volunteers.
Online Training Workshops are available for early intervention or school-based teams.
To register a child who is deafblind, please download the Oregon DeafBlind Project Child Registration Form, fill it out and return.
For more information, contact Lyn Ayer, (firstname.lastname@example.org) 503-838-8328
The Oregon Deafblind Working Group has developed a series of tools and resources to assist parents, students and professionals.
- Checklists used for screening individuals that are deaf/hard of hearing to determine if there are other factors impacting their learning.
- What Do I Do Next? Next steps for teachers with a child in their classroom who they believe may have Usher Syndrome .
- Usher Syndrome Resources: Links to a variety of resources for anyone wanting more information about Usher Syndrome.
The Hearing Screening Checklist, a tool to determine whether a child should be referred to a D/HH Specialist or audiologist for further testing. This tool can be used by educators and family members.
Working with children who are deaf-blind is a joy and a challenge. Specialists, teachers, interveners and parents are constantly looking for new and creative ways to teach concepts, increase language and enhance social interactions.
We would like to recognize these efforts and to share these innovations from outstanding programs in Oregon.
Our featured program is Chenowith Elementary School in the Dalles, Oregon. This team successfully transitioned a child using a variety of creative strategies and technology. We would like to share some aspects of this experience with you.