TDB Toolbox for Teachers of Students who are Deafblind & Other Team Members

Resources for the TDB and Other Team Members

A young woman who is deafblind use one hand to listen to her intervener and one hand to review the braille display on her note taking device.
A young woman who is deafblind use one hand to listen to her intervener and one hand to review the braille display on her note taking device.

As part of the TDB Pilot Program we have compiled a set of resources that you may find helpful. Some of these you may want to share with other educational professionals and paraprofessionals, some with family members, and some are included for your use with the student who is deafblind.

These resources include articles, tools for assessment and the development of the IEP, and podcasts. Some of these have been developed by Texas Deafblind Outreach and others come from the National Center on Deafblindness. 

Articles

Assessment Tools

IEP Development Tools

Intervener Information

Intervener Job Description (handout)

TDB Job Description and Pilot Project Information

Blaha, R., Cowan, C. and Herzog, T., revised 2020. Itinerant Teachers of Deafblind (TDB) Caseload vs. Workload: Determining the Amount and Type of Services for Students with Deafblindness, Texas Deafblind Outreach, Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Austin, TX.

Why Do We Need Teachers of Students with Deafblindness? (handout) 2012. Texas Deafblind Outreach, Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Austin, TX.

Podcasts