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Resources for Parents of Deaf-Blind Children
Deaf-Blindness Training Available Through Online ModulesThe Georgia Sensory Assistance Project will be offering facilitated, on-line training using modules developed by the National Center on Deaf-Blindness. This training is appropriate for teachers, paraprofessionals and parents. The series covers one module per month for 8 months. For more information, please contact Martha Veto, GSAP Coordinator, at 478-751-4459 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the registration form and list of sessions here.
A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE AT GSD
PBIS (Positive Behaviorial Interventions & Supports): http://www.pbis.org/
List of resources
Resources in GeorgiaThe State of Georgia ADA Coordinator's Office website provides a list of some helpful resources for the deaf and deafblind. You can also find other resources pertaining other topics as well.
Georgia Pathway provides resources for educating deaf/hard of hearing
Georgia Pathway to Language and Literacy (Georgia Pathway) is a Community of Practice (CoP) of educators who teach deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) students throughout the State of Georgia. The mission of the CoP is to advance the literacy proficiency of Georgia’s children who are D/HH and achieve grade-level reading proficiency by the end of third grade for all Georgia students with hearing loss, regardless of their communication modality. The CoP provides educators with essential teaching resources, including effective teaching strategies showcased through videos and blogs, and a means to network with each other. (Excerpt from the Georgia Pathway website). Follow the link above to learn more about Georgia Pathway.
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Cochlear Implant Support resources
As per my early morning routine, I was scrolling through my e-mail when I found a long list of resources forwarded to me by school principal Leslie Jackson (she received the information from Frank Nesbit, Ed.D., formal complaints coordinator and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Consultant for GaDOE). I've added some of the resources in the Links section (down the right) of this webpage. Please take time to check them out. There's a lot of information here!
As a mother of a child with a cochlear implant, I found this one webpage created by the Illinois School for the Deaf rather interesting. This page was titled the Cochlear Implant Support Page and contained a large chart featuring three distributors of cochlear implants. In this chart, information as simple as their web address and phone number was listed, but also information about clinic locations, school-age resources, newsletters, a product catalog and much, much more. Talk about a one-stop shop!
If you need a quick resource about cochlear implants, I would suggest you bookmark this page! I know I will!