The OHOA Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules are a national online resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students who are deaf-blind. Come join the Washington Cohort series which is tailored specifically for our State’s unique needs. These training modules are free, self-paced, and offer clock hours.  – REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED –

Who Should Participate:

  • Paraeducators
  • Interveners
  • Teachers, TVIs and TODs
  • Special Education administrators who want to learn more about preparing paraeducators to work with children with complex needs, including vision and hearing loss
  • Preschool Transition Coordinators
  • Parents of children with complex needs, including vision and hearing loss
  • OTs, PTs, SLPs

The Washington Cohort will focus on the following modules for the 2019 Fall Series:

Welcome and Orientation Module (September 23 – 29)
Module 1: An Overview of Deaf-Blindness and Instructional Strategies (September 30 – October 20)
Module 2: The Sensory System, the Brain and Learning (October 21 – November 10)
Module 3: The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings (November 11 – December 1)


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/WSDS at 800-572-7000, or email, wsds@psesd.org, for information about training programs and a coaching opportunity as a WA State resident.

National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

To begin immediately and bypass registration, visit the NCDB website –  Click here to begin with NCDB

*Please note – the national modules do not offer Washington State clock hours and/or a module completion certificate.