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Deafblindness: Educational Service Guidelines

09/02/2009 14:39
Deafblindness: Educational Service Guidelines Edited by Marianne Riggio and Barbara McLetchie and published in 2008 by Perkins School for the Blind. From the book’s Foreword by Joe McNulty of the National Coalition on Deafblindness: Deafblindness: Educational Service Guidelines offers state...

Gloria: Time to Celebrate

09/02/2009 11:22
My colleague Cristi Mercedes Saylor, a deaf/hard of hearing specialist in San Diego County, emailed me great news about a student that CDBS has provided technical assistance to since February 2003. At that time the child was three years old; she is now nine. Cristi wrote that the child’s...

9/12/09 Spanish Workshop: How to Access Services for Children with Special Needs in Tough Economic Times

08/07/2009 09:26
California Deaf-Blind Services in collaboration with Miller Children's Hospital Family Resource Center at Long beach Memorial present a Spanish workshop: “How to Access Services for Children with Special Needs in Tough Economic Times Presenter:  Matthew M. Pope, Disability Rights Attorney ...

Gloria/David/Ty: Creativity and Education

06/15/2009 14:39
Here is a link (also viewable directly below) to a really good short video that has huge relevance for anyone working in the field of deaf-blind education. It also fits very nicely with an upcoming article about motivators in the next issue of reSources coming out on July 15.  

Guest Blogger - Cristi Mercedes Saylor: Creating Our Own Training and Support Group

06/03/2009 12:06
Creating Our Own Training and Support Group - Cristi Mercedes Saylor, DHH itinerant teacher, East San Diego County In my work as an itinerant teacher I have had the opportunity to work with several children or young people who are deaf-blind or who are deaf and have multiple handicaps. I also was...

Assessing Communication and Learning in Young Children Who are Deafblind or Who Have Multiple Disabilities

05/19/2009 15:57
Assessing Communication and Learning in Young Children Who are Deafblind or Who Have Multiple Disabilities Edited by Charity Rowland, Ph.D. and published in 2009 by Design to Learn Projects of Oregon Health & Science University. This is an invaluable resource for any educator, therapist,...

Understanding Deafblindness: Issues, Perspectives, and Strategies

05/13/2009 14:19
Understanding Deafblindness: Issues, Perspectives, and Strategies Edited by Linda Alsop and published in 2002 by Hope, Inc. Understanding Deafblindness represents an outstanding overview of all major issues related to deaf-blindness.  The easy-to-use format includes plenty of...

Ty: New Features: Ask the Expert, Staff Picks

05/13/2009 12:33
Hi all Two new features: 1. CDBS now provides online technical assistance through its new Ask the Expert feature. It's also readily accessible through a permanent shortcut area in the lower-left hand corner of the front page. 2. Check out our new Staff Picks section which will be a section of...

Gloria: Isolation Versus Independence

04/21/2009 09:39
Think about this common classroom-setting scenario: A student is doing a task, and the person who is working with him is observing him carefully to make sure he is doing it correctly. This person only intervenes when she sees the student needing help to finish the task or when he is taking too...

01 - Communication: What is he trying to tell me?

04/06/2009 14:56
Some students who are deaf-blind cannot express some or all of what they want to say through speech, sign language, fingerspelling, writing or gestures. When the students cannot express themselves in these traditional ways, they often choose other ways of expression. The students choose the way...