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Introduction to congenital deafblindness

Online training modules

Deafblind Information Australia project officers ran a series of webinars in March 2021. All webinars were live captioned and Auslan interpreted. The webinars run for 20 to 30 minutes and are now available on the website. The Question and Answer session following each webinar has also been made available. They are suitable for education staff, therapy professionals, families and carers.

  • Introduction – Deaf, deaf, Hard of Hearing
  • Introduction to Vision Impairment
  • Introduction to Congenital Deafblindness
  • Overview of Strategies in Congenital Deafblindness

Follow the links below to view each module.

Introduction – Deaf, deaf, Hard of Hearing

Held on 10th March 2021

Image description: A boy wearing hearing aids and glasses, holding a plastic toy fish, signs to a boy wearing a cochlear implant

This webinar provides an overview of terminology, detecting and describing types of hearing loss and their impact and included a question and answer session. Open the Introduction, Deaf, deaf, Hard of Hearing webinar in a new tab

Introduction to Vision Impairment

Held on 22nd March 2021A head and shoulder photograph of a child lying on a soft mattress, eyes pointed upwards.

Image description: A head and shoulder photograph of a child lying on a soft mattress, eyes pointed upwards.

This webinar provides an overview of types of vision impairment, terminology and impact. Open the Introduction to Vision Impairment webinar in a new tab

Introduction to Congenital Deafblindness

Held 30th March 2021

Image description: A young person with deafblindness and facial features of CHARGE syndrome, sits close and holds his mother’s hand between her little and ring finger.

This webinar covers definitions, identification, causes and impact of congenital deafblindness. Open the Introduction to Congenital Deafblindness webinar in new tab

Overview of strategies in Congenital Deafblindness

Held 31st March 2021

Image description: A young girl with deafblindness and her teacher play with a blue fan. The girl’s left hand lays over the teacher’s hand to follow the movements of playing with the fan. The girl’s right hand lays over the teacher’s other hand so she can feel the teacher’s sign language.

This webinar provides an overview of strategies to support the development of someone with congenital deafblindness.  Open Congenital deafblindness: Overview of services and strategies webinar in a new tab

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