OHOA online modules are a national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students (ages 3 through 21) who are deaf-blind and being served in educational settings. Come join the Washington Cohort series which is tailored specifically for our State’s unique needs. Training modules are free, self-paced, and offer clock hours.
Teams or individuals are encouraged to register:
- Teachers, TVIs and TODs
- OTs, PTs, SLPs
- Administrators responsible for paraeducator training for children with complex needs
- IEP teams of children with significant support needs
Modules being offered in this series:
⇒ Welcome and Orientation – January 31, – February 6, 2022
⇒ An Overview of Deaf-Blindness and Instructional Strategies (module 1) / February 7 – 27, 2022
⇒ The Sensory System, the Brain, and Learning (module 2) / February 28 – March 20, 2022
⇒ The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings (module 3) / March 21 – April 10, 2022
⇒ Building Trusted Relationships and Positive Self-Image (module 4) / February 7 – 27, 2022
⇒ Understanding Communication Principles (module 6) / February 28 – March 20, 2022
⇒ Touch for Connecting and Learning (module 25) / March 21 – April 10, 2022
⇒ Touch for Connection and Communication (module 26) / April 11 – May 1, 2022
*Each module runs for approximately 3 weeks and is available 24/7 during the listed dates.
Registration closes Friday, January 21 at 5pm.
Note: as with any educational resource, the modules alone do not constitute a formal training program. Completion of the modules in isolation from a training program does not result in one becoming a trained intervener.
Deaf-Blind Intervener Training:
Interested in completing a Deafblind Intervener Certificate Program? Please contact the Washington Deaf-Blind Project at (360) 947-3297, or email for information about training programs and a coaching opportunity as a WA State resident.