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.

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.

Downloads:Transcript (txt)Audio (mp3)

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.

Downloads:Transcript (txt)Audio (mp3)

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
Downloads:Transcript (txt)Audio (mp3)

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.

Downloads:Transcript (txt)Audio (mp3)

Coffee Hour and Webinars

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

 

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