Who's Who: Program Specialist
Program Specialist Tom Neary defines SELPAs and discusses his role in educating students who are deaf-blind.
View parts 1 and 2 below on this webpage, or click on the lower right-hand corner to watch on YouTube.
Part 1 of 2 (Video length: 9:52 )
Note: Near the end of the video (about 9:22), Mr. Neary uses the term "F.A.P.E." It stands for Free and Appropriate Public Education.
- What is a program specialist and what is a SELPA?
- What are your roles and responsibilties when working with students who are deaf-blind?
- What knowledge and skills do you bring to students' educational teams?
- Is there uniformity in the role of the program specialist across educational settings?
Part 2 of 2 (Video length: 9:57)
- When might family members come in contact with you and regarding what kinds of issues?
- What are some ways that educators and therapists can take advantage of your knowledge and skills?
- Do your services vary depending upon the particular age of the student, and if so, how?