Podcasts and Webinars

Screenshot of recorded presentations on TSBVI website.
Screenshot of recorded presentations on TSBVI website.

Texas Deafblind Project has created numerous podcasts, webinars and video-recordings 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. Please visit the TSBVI website and complete a delayed viewing request form to receive credit. Not all of the materials listed below provide CEUs.


Podcasts

Our podcasts include presentations and interviews recorded during the 2017 Texas Symposium on Deafblindness.

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.

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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 are deafblind.

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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 infants (deafblind and non-deafblind) 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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A Sense of Texas Podcasts

A Sense of Texas Podcast- TDB Pilot

Many difficulties arise when teaching a student who is hard of hearing or who has a visual impairment. When you combine the two it brings up a whole new set of challenges that not many of us are trained to deal with. Chris Montgomery, Deafblind Consultant from TSBVI Outreach, joins us today to discuss how the Teacher of Students who are Deafblind (TDB) Pilot program could help create more positive outcomes for individuals who are Deafblind in your classroom and beyond.

A Sense of Texas Podcast- Early Childhood Intervention

October 1, 2020

It’s often hard to track how a toddler is developing but if you suspect there is a problem getting them help early can vastly improve outcomes. Guest host Kate Borg, TSBVI Outreach Director, joins the podcast this week with TSBVI Outreach Consultants Kathi Garza, Deanna Peterson, and Mary Shore to discuss ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) and how it’s helping toddlers with visual impairments achieve milestones in early development. 

A Sense of Texas Podcast- O&M at a Distance

August 1, 2020

At the very least, Spring 2020 saw school systems scrambling to maintain their educational mandate for their students. Few experienced the challenges of distance learning more than those who teach O&M, the most physically contacted part of education for those who are blind or visually impaired. We are fortunate to have specialists like Chris Tabb, O&M Consultant with Outreach, in the field to bring their curiosity and voracious appetite for information to the rescue.

A Sense of Texas Podcast- Barbara Miles

July 15, 2020

Barbara Miles has been a leader in the field of Deafblind education for as long as we can remember. Before her recent retirement she hosted a workshop at TSBVI and was kind enough to sit down with our own Matt Schultz and Chris Montgomery to talk about communication and building relationships with our students and what she hopes to see in the field of Deafblind education going forward. 

A Sense of Texas Podcast-Emotional Literacy

February 15, 2020

When a child resists being taught, what is the problem?  Is it simply behavioral?  Is is a failure of teaching skill?  Emily speaks with TSBVI Outreach Consultant Scott Baltisberger about his recent article in TX SenseAbilities (TSBVI’s newsletter) regarding some recent new understanding about what’s necessary to create the right environment for learning to take place.  It’s both new and remarkably intuitive.  After the interview, Ann Adkins- editor-in-chief of TX SenseAbilities- tells us more about the publication and how to get your own copies to read articles like Scott’s.

A Sense of Texas Podcast- Transition

June 15, 2019

Very little is more critical than finding the route our students can use to move from the world of learning to the world of doing.  Helping them discover the ways and means of how they will spend the rest of their lives is a singular and all-important task.  TSBVI Outreach’s David Wiley joins Emily to discuss what he’s learned in over 30 years in the field and shares an exercise many have found helpful in focusing the work of getting a child from student to productive member of society.  Afterwards, Emily talks to Gabby and Robbie Caldwell- a TSBVI student and parent, respectively- about looking to the future and matching interests to goals.

A Sense of Texas Podcast- Interaction

May 1, 2019

Matt Schultz from TSBVI Outreach joins the podcast to discuss interaction and the importance of building relationships and creating space for communication initiated by our students. Edgenie Bellah chimes in as our expert at the end to focus on the family perspective and the important, irreplaceable role they play in their child’s life.

Webinars

Our webinars include longer broadcasts and some of the recordings from the 2015 Texas Symposium on Deafblindness.

Active Learning Webinars

Active Learning Webinars

There are a number of videos on the Active Learning approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen available on a the Active Learning Space website. These include presentations and study groups presented by staff from Penrickton Center for Blind Children, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind. Go to Active Learning Space – Resources – Webinars to view these.


2015 Texas Symposium on Deafblindness

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 who is deafblind 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 who is deafblind, 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 who is  deafblind. Their son will be graduate from school soon and return 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!

 

The Intervener as Instructional Coach

Video following deafblind academic student in Lufkin Middle School who has an intervener. Interviews with Intervener and retired TVI.
 

Hearing Issues Series

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

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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