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2021 Texas Symposium on Deafblind Education: Teacher of Students who Are Deafblind: Navigating a New World

REGISTRATION CLOSED
Extended Early Registration thru January 21, 2021
• Professional – $35.00 USD
• Family Members/Paraprofessional – $20.00 USD

Registration Starting January 22, 2021
• Professional – $65.00 USD
• Family Members/Paraprofessional – $20.00 USD

For more information about this online event, including details about our speakers and sessions, please visit our Symposium Info Page.




Day 3 - Understanding Working Memory in the Bodily-Tactile Modality: The Tactile Working Memory Scale (Required)
(Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 40098
Understanding Working Memory in the Bodily-Tactile Modality: The Tactile Working Memory Scale
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:

Jude Nicholas, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Statped Vest Centre, Bergen, Norway


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Day 3 - Panel Discussion with Dr. Nicholas (Required)
(Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)
Session ID: 40099
Panel Discussion with Dr. Nicholas
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:

Representatives from DbI, NFADB, and the TX Deafblind Outreach Project


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Day 4 - Getting in the Zone: Revealing the Exceptional in All of Us (Required)
(Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 40100
Getting in the Zone: Revealing the Exceptional in All of Us
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:

Paul Hart, Head of Research and Practice, Sense Scotland


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Day 4 - Panel Discussion with Paul Hart (Required)
(Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)
Session ID: 40101
Panel Discussion with Paul Hart
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:

Representatives from DbI, NFADB, and the TX Deafblind Outreach Project


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Day 5 - Family Advocacy Skills: Taking It to the Next Level (Required)
(Saturday, March 6, 2021 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM)
Session ID: 40103
Family Advocacy Skills: Taking It to the Next Level
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:

NFADB Board


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Day 5 - Family Advocacy Panel Discussion (Required)
(Saturday, March 6, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM)
Session ID: 40104
Family Advocacy Panel Discussion
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom
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Day 6 - Transitioning from Early Childhood Intervention to Early Childhood Special Education with a Student who is Deafblind (Required)
(Monday, March 8, 2021 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 40107
Transitioning from Early Childhood Intervention to Early Childhood Special Education with a Student who is Deafblind
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Katy ISD Team, Elaine Robertson, M.S., Instructional Officer for Deaf Education, Vision, and Assistive Technology, Kittrell R. Antalon, M.Ed., COMS and TVI, Carolyn J. Samson, M.Ed., COMS and TVI, Jennifer Magee, M.S., TDHH and Educational Diagnostician
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Day 6 - Education of Students who are Deafblind in the Western Hemisphere (Required)
(Monday, March 8, 2021 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)
Session ID: 40108
Education of Students who are Deafblind in the Western Hemisphere
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Carolyn Monaco, President, Canadian Deaf-Blind Association National, Gloria Rodriguez-Gil, Director for Latin American and the Caribbean, Perkins International, and Maria Vasquez, Professor in Special Education at the National University of Rio Cuarto and Consultant for Perkins International's Latin America Regional Office
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Day 7 - The Impact of Cognitive Closure on Students who are Deafblind: Strategies for Reducing Stress, Identifying Motivators, and Increasing Active Engagement (Required)
(Monday, March 22, 2021 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 40109
The Impact of Cognitive Closure on Students who are Deafblind: Strategies for Reducing Stress, Identifying Motivators, and Increasing Active Engagement
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Maurice Belote, Project Coordinator, California Deaf-Blind Services
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Day 7 - Panel discussion with Maurice Belote (Required)
(Monday, March 22, 2021 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)
Session ID: 40110
Panel discussion with Maurice Belote
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Representatives from DbI, NFADB, and the TX Deafblind Outreach Project
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Day 8 - Awards Ceremony & Celebrating Our History and Leaders (Required)
(Monday, March 29, 2021 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM)
Session ID: 40111
Awards Ceremony & Celebrating Our History and Leaders
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom
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Day 8 - Where Are We Going and Who Will Lead Us There? (Required)
(Monday, March 29, 2021 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM)
Session ID: 40112
Where Are We Going and Who Will Lead Us There?
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Robbie Blaha, Deafblind Specialist, Texas Deafblind Project
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Asynchronous Presentation - Alternative tactile communication program for children with visual and multiple disabilities (Required)
(Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)
Session ID: 40113
Alternative tactile communication program for children with visual and multiple disabilities
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Flavia Daniela dos Santos Moreira , Professor at the Benjamin Constant Institute, PhD in Education at the State University of Rio de Janeiro

Note: Please disregard the posted time. Asynchronous sessions can be viewed at any time.


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Asynchronous Presentation - Pre-empolyment Strategies that Work for Individuals who are Deafblind (Required)
(Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Session ID: 40114
Pre-empolyment Strategies that Work for Individuals who are Deafblind
Seats Filled: 1001 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Mike Fagbemi, Transition Initiative Lead, National Center for Deafblindness, HKNC, Sandspoint, NY

Note: Please disregard the posted time. Asynchronous sessions can be viewed at any time.


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Asynchronous Presentation - Early Intervention Services in British Columbia, Canada for Children with Deafblindness and Their Families (Required)
(Tuesday, March 9, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Session ID: 40115
Early Intervention Services in British Columbia, Canada for Children with Deafblindness and Their Families
Seats Filled: 1001 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Sue Gawne, Program Director, Early Intervention Program, Canadian Deafblind Association – BC Chapter, New Westminster, British Columbia

Note: Please disregard the posted time. Asynchronous sessions can be viewed at any time.


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Asynchronous Presentation - Breathing Through Remote Learning: For Families with Students who are DeafBlind and/or have Multiple Disabilities (Required)
(Tuesday, March 9, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Session ID: 40116
Breathing Through Remote Learning: For Families with Students who are DeafBlind and/or have Multiple Disabilities
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Julie Lemman, TVI /TDB & Sarah Steele TVI / TDB

Note: Please disregard the posted time. Asynchronous sessions can be viewed at any time.


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Asynchronous Presentation - Building Positive and Supportive Peer Relationships (Required)
(Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Session ID: 40117
Building Positive and Supportive Peer Relationships
Seats Filled: 1003 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Julie Maier, Education Specialist, and Kayla Coburn, Education Specialist, California Deaf-Blind Services, San Francisco, CA

Note: Please disregard the posted time. Asynchronous sessions can be viewed at any time.


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Asynchronous Presentation - Speed Coaching: A Method for Effective Collaborative Consultation (Required)
(Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Session ID: 40118
Speed Coaching: A Method for Effective Collaborative Consultation
Seats Filled: 1001 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Marina McCormick, Ed.D., Region 4 Regional Day School Program for the Deaf Coordinator, Houston, TX

Note: Please disregard the posted time. Asynchronous sessions can be viewed at any time.


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Asynchronous Presentation - Reality of Deafblind Students Studying in Regular Schools With or Without in Inclusion Programs, in Four Regions of Chile (Required)
(Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Session ID: 40119
Reality of Deafblind Students Studying in Regular Schools With or Without in Inclusion Programs, in Four Regions of Chile
Seats Filled: 1001 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Pamela Lattapiat Navarro, Teacher of Special Education with mention in Hearing and Language Disorders, Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences, Ñuñoa, Chile & Oriana Donoso Araya, Teacher of Differential Education with a major in Visual Impairments

Note: Please disregard the posted time. Asynchronous sessions can be viewed at any time.


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Asynchronous Presentation - Project Pixan. A 10 Year Strategy to Increase Access to Quality Education of Children with Multiple Disabilities and Deafblindness (Required)
(Tuesday, March 9, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Session ID: 40120
Project Pixan. A 10 Year Strategy to Increase Access to Quality Education of Children with Multiple Disabilities and Deafblindness
Seats Filled: 1001 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Gloria Rodriguez-Gil, Director for Latin American and the Caribbean for Perkins International, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA & Marta Elena Ramírez, Education Consultant, Perkins International

Note: Please disregard the posted time. Asynchronous sessions can be viewed at any time.


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Asynchronous Presentation - Charging Ahead: Adapting the Classroom for Students with CHARGE (Required)
(Tuesday, March 9, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 40121
Charging Ahead: Adapting the Classroom for Students with CHARGE
Seats Filled: 1001 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Erin Shadwick, TVI/TDB, Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Austin, TX

Note: Please disregard the posted time. Asynchronous sessions can be viewed at any time.


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Asynchronous Presentation - Supporting Children and Youth with Deafblindness Using Virtual Platforms: The Silver Lining (Required)
(Tuesday, March 9, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Session ID: 40122
Supporting Children and Youth with Deafblindness Using Virtual Platforms: The Silver Lining
Seats Filled: 1002 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Theresa Tancock, Family Services Coordinator, Canadian Deafblind Association – British Columbia Chapter, New Westminster, B.C. & Linda Mamer, Deafblind Teacher-Consultant, Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness, Richmond, British Columbia

Note: Please disregard the posted time. Asynchronous sessions can be viewed at any time.


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Asynchronous Presentation - Research as a Work Strategy and Follow-up in the Development of Educational Projects in Latin America (Required)
(Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Session ID: 40124
Research as a Work Strategy and Follow-up in the Development of Educational Projects in Latin America
Seats Filled: 1002 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:
Maria Antonia Vazquez, Consultant for Perkins International Latin America, Córdoba, Argentina

Note: Please disregard the posted time. Asynchronous sessions can be viewed at any time.


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Asynchronous Presentation - Deafblind Orientation and Mobility (Required)
(Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Session ID: 40137
Deafblind Traveler: Street Crossing and Communicating with the Uninitiated Public
Seats Filled: 1002 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:

Dr. Eugene Bourquin

Note: Please disregard the posted time. Asynchronous sessions can be viewed at any time.


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Asynchronous Presentation - O&M Strategies when Working with Students with Deafblindness (Required)
(Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Session ID: 40138
O&M Strategies when Working with Students with Deafblindness
Seats Filled: 1001 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:

Carolina Gonzalez, TSBVI COMS

Note: Please disregard the posted time. Asynchronous sessions can be viewed at any time.


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Asynchronous Presentation - Versatility Through Touch (Required)
(Tuesday, March 9, 2021 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Session ID: 40139
Versatility Through Touch
Seats Filled: 1002 / 950
Location:TSBVI, Zoom

Important Breakout Information:

Heather withrow, Parent/COMS, Austin, TX

Note: Please disregard the posted time. Asynchronous sessions can be viewed at any time.


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