Audio and Video Products

Texas Deafblind Project has recorded numerous podcasts, webinars and video-recordinings of presentations.  These are available for viewing on demand. Some of these materials are also approved for continuing education units (CEU) for ACVREP and the Texas State Board of Education Certification. You should visit the TSBVI website online learning page ( https://www.tsbvi.edu/online-learning) if you are seeking CEUs to view an accurate list of those items that are currently available for credit.  Not all of the materials listed below provide CEUs.

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2017 Texas Symposium on Deafblindness

Impact of Stress on Brain Architecture and Resilience with Dr. Judy Cameron (podcast)

What Harvard’s Research Means for Children who are Deafblind – Panel of Experts (podcast)

An Active Lifestyle – Two Experiences with Andrew Cohen and George Stern (podcast)

Outdoors with and for People who are Deafblind with Dr. Joe Gibson (podcast)

Emotional Connection for Human Health and Happiness with Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk (podcast)

2015 Texas Symposium on Deafblindness

Please See Me as the Person I am with Bernadette van den Tillaart and Gunnar Vege

Empowering a Deafblind Community with Haben Girma

Take the Bull by the Horns with Larry and Denise Sewell

Trey’s Recycling: Getting Involved in Community Life with Dinitra Rideaux

Just Be Brave! with Rachel and Cathy Allen

Interviews

2016 Deafblind Eligibility with Brent Pitt, formerly of TEA

Interview with David Brown on the Forgotten Senses

Interview with Dr. Joe Gibson on Outdoor Activities for Individuals who are Deafblind

Interview with Paul Hart on Children who are Congenitally Deafblind

Interview with Bernadette van den Tillaart and Gunnar Vege about Tactile Reciprocal Interaction and BETs

Interview with Suzanne Zeedyk on Early Emotional Development with Babies who are Deafblind

Coffee Hours and Webinars

Intervener As Instructional Coach

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness Series

Introduction

Audiological Testing

Auditory Training

Auditory Training for Students with MIVI

Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation

Learning Media Assessment

Listening Devices

Other Webinars

Sexuality Education for the Student with Deafblindness

Stories of Success After Graduation

Strategies to Help Young People with Deafblindness and Behavior Issues

Symposium Presentations

2017 Texas Symposium on DeafBlindness

Impact of Stress on Brain Architecture and Resilience with Dr. Judy Cameron

Original webcast date: 3/3/2017
Description: Dr. Judy Cameron, Professor, University of Pittsburgh and member of the Harvard Center on Child Development, Pittsburg, PA Science tells us that early childhood is a time of both great promise and considerable risk. Having responsive relationships with adults, growth-promoting experiences, and healthy environments for all young children helps build sturdy brain architecture and the foundations of resilience. The following key scientific concept areas and their impact on child development will also be discussed: toxic stress, serve and return interactions, executive function and self regulation. Dr. Cameron will discuss the developing brain and what research shows related to the impact of stress on this development.

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What Harvard’s Research Means for Children who are DeafBlind with Dr. Judy Cameron, Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk, Bernadette van den Tillaart, David Brown, and Robbie Blaha

Original webcast date: 3/3/2017
Description: Dr. Judy Cameron, Professor, University of Pittsburgh and member of the Harvard Center on Child Development, Pittsburg, PA Suzanne Zeedyk, Developmental Psychologist, Founder of the Organization connected baby, Dundee, Scotland Bernadette van den Tillaart, M.Ed., Deafblind Consultant, Ohio State School for the Blind, Columbus, OH David Brown, Deafblind Consultant, San Francisco, CA Robbie Blaha, Deafblind Consultant, Texas Deafblind Outreach, Austin, TX Following Dr. Cameron’s presentation deafblind experts Bernadette van den Tillaart, Suzanne Zeedyk, David Brown and Robbie Blaha joined in a plenary discussion about how this information relates to individuals with deafblindness and what it means for us in interacting with these individuals at school, home and in the community.

Download edited transcript from the Impact of Stress on Brain Architecture and Resilience and What Harvard’s Research Means for Children who are DeafBlind

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An Active Lifestyle – Two Experiences with Andrew Cohen and George Stern

Original webcast date: 3/3/2017
Description: George Stern and Andrew Cohen each talk about living active lives as individuals who have deafblindness.

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Outdoors with and for People who are Deafblind with Dr. Joe Gibson

Original webcast date: 3/3/2017
Description: Dr. Joe Gibson, Outdoor Activities Coordinator, Sense Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland Dr. Gibson was the opening keynote speaker at the Symposium. He discussed developing an understanding of some of the theories relating to the beneficial use of the outdoor environment and how these might apply to people who are DeafBlind. He shared practices of and opportunities for using the outdoors with people who are DeafBlind and different cultural ways of using and viewing the outdoor environment.

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Emotional Connection for Human Health and Happiness with Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk

Original webcast date: 3/4/2017
Description: Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk, Founder of the connected baby and Research Professor at the University of Dundee, Scotland. What does emotional connection during infancy look like, and why are early experiences so important to later human functioning? In this informal workshop, Suzanne will use video footage of DeafBlind and non-DeafBlind infants to illuminate patterns of emotional exchange, exploring the biological consequences these early patterns hold for later development. This platform will leave us well placed to think more deeply about how the early life experiences of DeafBlind people, usually unknown and unconsidered, go on to affect the way they relate to practitioners, care-givers and families later in childhood and adulthood.

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2015 Texas Symposium on Deafblindness Presentations

Please See Me as the Person I Am with Bernadette van den Tillaart and Gunnar Vege

Description: Keynote by Bernadette van den Tillaart (Netherlands) & Gunnar Vege (Norway) at the 2015 DeafBlind Symposium in Austin, TX. Gunnar and Bernadette introduce the concepts of “co-presence” and Bodily Emotional Traces (BETs). Through role play and videos, they demonstrate how an active communication partner (parent, educator, caregiver, etc) can enter the tactual communication of a person with DeafBlindness and equally share in his/her experience of the world. When the communication partner comments on these shared experiences, using signs form the language of the culture, it both, affirms the person with DeafBlindness, and opens a cognitive door language development.

Please See Me as the Person I Am

Empowering a Deafblind Community with Haben Girma

Description: Keynote by disability rights lawyer, Haben Girma on developing and celebrating her identity as an individual who is DeafBlind. Haben describes how she has grown through connections with the DeafBlind community and the benefits she discovered in letting friends and co-workers know she is DeafBlind and prefers tactile communication.

Empowering a Deafblind Community

Take the Bull by the Horns with Larry and Denise Sewell

Description: Larry and Denise Sewell are parents of a child with DeafBlindness. Their son will be graduate from school soon and retun to his home community as a young adult. “Taking the Bull by the Horn,” describes the determination and support the Sewell’s needed to help make their transition plan a success. Recorded at the 2015 DeafBlind Symposium in Austin, TX.

Take the Bull by the Horns

Trey’s Recycling: Getting Involved in Community Life with Dinitra Rideaux

Description: Dinitra Rideaux describes how her son, Trey, is becoming more involved in his small country town, through his own recycling business, exercise routine, and other activities. Recorded at the 2015 DeafBlind Symposium in Austin, TX.

Trey's Recycling: Getting Involved in Community Life

Just Be Brave! with Rachel and Cathy Allen

Description: Rachel Allen yearned for friendship and found it in her high school drill team. Rachel and her mother, Catherine, share a glimpse of their fantastic, frustrating, high-energy, and sometimes heartbreaking journey. Recorded at the 2015 DeafBlind Symposium in Austin, TX.

Just Be Brave!
 

Interviews

We have been fortunate to have the opportunities to sit down with many of the presenters who speak at various conferences and workshops for a more intimate conversation about individuals who are deafblind and deafblind education.


2016 Deafblind Eligibility with Brent Pitt, formerly of TEA

Description: Interview from 2016 with Brent Pitt, formerly of TEA, and Sue Enoch, former TSBVI APH/VI Registration/DB Child Count Coordinator on Child Count of Students in Texas who are Deafblind. Both staff members have since retired. As of Spring 2021 current contacts are: Nicholas Trotter, Visual Impairment Program Administrator and Deafblind Grant Director at Texas Education Agency email: nicholas.trotter@tea.texas.gov phone: 512-463-9414 and Brian Sobeck, TSBVI Systems Support Specialist, email: sobeckb@tsbvi.edu phone: (512) 206-9225. 

 
 
 

An Interview with David Brown on The Forgotten Senses

Description: interview with David Brown, Education Specialist, California Deaf-Blind Services.

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An Interview with Joe Gibson on Outdoor Activities for Individuals who are Deafblind

Description: Interview with Dr. Joe Gibson Outdoor Activities Coordinator; Sense Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland.

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An Interview with Paul Hart on Children who are Congenitally Deafblind

Paul discusses the unique challenges faced by educators and parents as they engage with individuals who are born  congenitally deafblind. How can a child who learns primarily through touch achieve language, the ability to communicate and a healthy self-identity if they do not have “tactile experts” who can teach them through a shared tactile experience? What can educators and parents do to become more expert in the use of the tactual sense as they attempt to educate and interact with these children?






Interview with Bernadette van den Tillart and Gunnar Vege about Tactile Reciprocal Interactions & BETs 

Original webcast date: 02/21/2015
Description: An interview with Bernadette Van Den Tillaart and Gunnar Vege, who both work with children with congenital DeafBlindness. Their experiences and research have led them to emphasis the need for educators to enter into the tactile world of the child with DeafBlindness, to mirror and affirm a child’s experiences and emotions, from which a child becomes increasingly self-aware and better able to communicate and interact with the environment.

Tactile Reciprocal Interactions: BETs
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An Interview with Suzanne Zeedyk on Early Emotional Development with Babies who are Deafblind

Description: Interview with Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk, founder, Connected Baby talks about typical early emotional development in babies and the impact of deafblindness on these children.

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Coffee Hour and Webinars

The Intervener as Instructional Coach: For Students Who Are Deafblind In General Education Settings

 

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Auditory Training for Students with MIVI

Original webcast date: 10/19/2016
Description: This webinar will explore the connection between the auditory system and the development of sensory motor and language skills. We will examine the importance of creating active learning routines which focus on helping children who are blind, DeafBlind with multiple impairments learn to listen for sound cues in order to be able to move and interact with the people and objects in their environment more independently.

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Auditory Training for Students with MIVI

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Introduction

Original webcast date: 09/18/2014
Description: This is the first video in a series of webinars about hearing issues for students with DeafBlindness. This program covers basic anatomy of the ear, terminology related to hearing impairments, and how dual sensory impairment affects educational performance. Facilitators are Chris Montgomery and Adam Graves, Educational Consultants for the DeafBlind Project at the Outreach department of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Introduction

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Audiological Testing

Description: This is the second video in a series of webinars about hearing issues for students with DeafBlindness. This program is a discussion with Educational Audiologist Lisa Sutherland about types of testing and how to educators and family members can help students with multiple impairments prepare for audiological testing. Facilitators are Chris Montgomery and Adam Graves, Educational Consultants for the DeafBlind Project at the Outreach department of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Audiological Testing

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Listening Devices

Original webcast date: 1/22/2015
Description: This is the third video in a series of webinars about hearing issues for students with DeafBlindness. This program is a discussion with Educational Audiologist Lisa Sutherland about medical devices, i.e. hearing aids and cochlear implants and the unique listening needs of students with DeafBlindness. Facilitators are Adam Graves and Chris Montgomery, Educational Consultants for the DeafBlind Project at the Outreach department of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Listening Devices

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation

Description: 03/26/2015 This is the fourth webinar about hearing issues for students with DeafBlindness. This program discusses the rationale and process for creating an Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation. Facilitators Adam Graves and Chris Montgomery, Educational Consultants for the DeafBlind Project at the Outreach department of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired are joined by TSBVI Teacher of the DeafBlind, Deanna Peterson.

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness #4

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Auditory Training

Description: 05/21/2015 This is the fourth webinar about hearing issues for students with DeafBlindness. This program discusses auditory training that addresses specific concerns for students who are DeafbBlind. Facilitators Adam Graves and Chris Montgomery, Educational Consultants for the DeafBlind Project at the Outreach department of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired are joined by Susie Tiggs, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Specialist for Region 11 ESC, and Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator for TSBVI Outreach Programs.

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Auditory Training

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Learning Media Assessment

Original webcast date: 12/03/2015
Description: A documented hearing loss creates specific differences in assessing and interpreting data for learning media assessments for students with DeafBlindness. This webinar will discuss a collaboration process between the TVI and the TDHH to determine general and literacy media that includes a review of audiometric data and the functional impact of the hearing loss in instructional settings. This webinar expands on topics and information presented in the Hearing Issues Series from the previous year. Participants will need to have viewed the “Introduction to Hearing Loss” and “Audiological Testing” webinars prior to viewing this session.  Facilitated by Adam Graves, DeafbBlind Specialist with TSBVI Outreach Programs.

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Learning Media Assessment

Sexuality Education for the Student with Deafblindness

Original webcast date: 02/27/2014
Description: TETN 20441, Sexuality Education for the Student with DeafBlindness presented by Robbie Blaha, M. Ed. The topic of this video is Issues in Sexuality and DeafBlindness: Modesty, Appropriate Touch, and Menstruation. These topics are taken from the IDEA/OSEP approved book Introduction to Sexuality Education for Individuals who are DeafBlind and Significantly Developmentally Delayed.

Sexuality Education for the Student with Deafblindness

Stories of Success after Graduation

Original webcast date: 4/4/2014
Description: TETN 20443 Stories of Success after Graduation is presented by David Wiley, consultant with the Texas Deafblind Project. He shows four videos of adults who are DeafBlind and have additional disabilities; and how these persons live, years after leaving the familiar routines of school behind. David outlines some ways to measure “success” after graduation; i.e. active life, access to the community, social connections, support to pursue interests, and meaningful activities.

Stories of Success after Graduation

Strategies to Help Young People with Deafblindness and Behavior Issues

Original webcast date: 01/15/2015
Description: TETN 32955 Strategies for Difficult Behavior in DB Students is presented by David Wiley, Transition Consultant with the Texas DeafBlind Project. He explores how the unique sensory impairments of DeafBlindness contribute to challenging behaviors and presents some strategies for supporting positive behavior.

Strategies to Help Young People with Deafblindness and Behavior Issues