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ERIC Number: EJ1180340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
Incorporating the Needs of Students Who Are Deaf-Blind into Teacher Training Programs: One Director's Experience
Hayes, P. Lynn
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v19 p49-53 2018
In recent years, teacher trainees have seen an increase in the number of students with both vision and hearing loss. The faculty of Vanderbilt University's master's degree program in education of the deaf wrote and received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs to address the needs of these unique students. They followed seven steps to develop the innovative program: (1) determining what resources already existed on campus; (2) talking to teachers of students who are deaf-blind; (3) meeting with state project staff for children and youth who are deaf-blind (including staff from the Tennessee Deaf-Blind Project); (4) determining the content of the two-year program; (5) locating instructors; (6) finding relevant community events such as workshops and seminars; and (7) prioritizing resources.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee (Nashville)
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