The Deafblind Technical Assistance Program (DBTAP) provides consultation services upon request offered to parents/families of children with combined hearing-vision loss and to the educators who work with and support them. Project consultants who have experience working with children with vision loss, hearing loss, and the combination of vision-hearing loss are assigned based on their area of expertise, regional locale, and the needs of the child being referred to the project. Based upon the reason for the consultation request, the consultant observes the child, makes suggestions and recommendations, and/or demonstrates techniques that parents and providers can use when working with the child. A consultation visit, which requires parental consent, can be requested by a parent, educator, or anyone working with a deafblind child provided the child is registered on the OCDBE census. Click here for the Consultation Services Request.
No-cost Consultation Services for Students with Combined Vision-Hearing Loss
Consultation services provide parents and school teams with observational information, recommendations and resources to use in the development of a student’s IEP and instruction.
Postsecondary Transition Manual for Students Who are Deafblind
The Postsecondary Transition Manual for Students Who are Deafblind provides the steps to develop a Transition Plan required as part of a student’s IEP beginning at age 14.