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Studies in DeafBlindness for the Advanced Practitioner: with Barbara Miles
Genuine Conversations: A Path to Lifelong Learning for Both Partners.


As professionals in the field of DeafBlindness, how do we balance working within our current systems while developing a sense of collaboration, confidence, curiosity, trust, respect, and listening? How do we measure the effects that genuine conversation can have? Questions of, how we help our children and students live happier lives, have joyful interactions, and develop close and trusted bonds with their caregivers and teachers will be explored. Within the context of our day, Barbara hopes to impart a compass for why we teach.

Barbara Miles is a national and international consultant in the field of Deafblindness, and author (with Marianne Riggio) of “Remarkable Conversations; A guide to developing meaningful communication with children and adolescents with deafblindness”. Barbara is one of the pre-eminent leaders in the field of DeafBlindness, and has worked with children and adults across America and throughout the world. She has won many awards for her work including a Distinguished Service Award, from DeafBlind International. An author of many articles, her most recent video collaboration, “The Landscape of Touch”, should be considered crucial viewing for anyone who interacts with a person with DeafBlindness.

Important Session Information:

This training is intended for Teachers of Students with DeafBlindness and professionals working with Teachers of Students with DeafBlindness.

Food and beverage will be provided for the morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch will be on your own. A listing of nearby restaurants may be obtained upon arrival.

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(5.5) CEU
Seats Filled:
84 / 76
Contact Person:
Suzanne Slade
Chris Montgomery
Matt Schultz
Date Time Location
12/11/2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM TSBVI
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