One U.S. program developed better training for teachers and interveners with DeafBlind students. An intervener can support the teacher by working with a DeafBlind student in the classroom. Together, the teacher and intervener helps a DeafBlind student do well in school. The National Center on Deaf-Blindness in the United States developed a learning curriculum for interveners. They also developed resources about and for interveners. A few of their resources are listed below:
- The Intervener Services and Interveners in Educational Settings Technical Report. Explains what interveners do in school and what training they should receive. Updated in 2019.
- National Center on Deaf-Blindness Library. Provides tools and resources for educators, interveners, and others.
- Intervener Services Recommendations. This web site provides recommendations on how to improve intervener services for DeafBlind students. It also provides recommendations for training interveners, helping families make decisions about interveners, and changing policy to support interveners.
We were unable to assess all resources available at these websites. But the materials we assessed are accessible for people using screen reading software with minimal difficulty. Video content has captions in English.
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