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Texas Deafblind Outreach is actively involved in the development of materials specifically addressing issues about deafblindness for families and professionals.  Among the many materials available through Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired Curriculum Department of special interest to staff serving individuals with deafblindness are these items.

Available from TSBVI Curriculum 

Documents and Articles (English)

Causes of Deafblindness

Syndromes/Conditions Associated with Deafblindness

Minimal Losses...Major Implications


IEP Quality Indicators for Student with Deafblindness

Interveners for Students with Deafblindness in Texas

New to Deafblindness? Five Tips for Administrators


Assessment of Biobehavioral States and Analysis of Related Influences

Assessment of Deafblind Access to Manual Language  Systems  (ADAMLS)

Assessment Resources for Vision and Hearing

Bringing It All Back Home: Family-Driven Assessment and Intervention for Children Who Are Deafblind

Home Talk: A Family Assessment of Children Who Are Deafblind

The van Dijk Approach to Child-Guided Assessment

Behavioral Challenges

Looking at Self-Stimulation in the Pursuit of Leisure or I'm Okay, You Have a Mannerism

Calendars, Routines and Interactions

Let Me Check My Calendar

Make it Routine

Supporting High Quality Interactions with Students who are Deafblind: Part 1 A Summary of Current Research

Supporting High Quality Interactions with Students who are Deafblind: Part 2 Research to Practice

Communication and Language

A Standard Tactile Symbol System- Graphic Language for Individuals who are Blind and Unable to Learn Braille

Learning to Communicate

What A Concept!

Expanded Core Curriculum Areas

Braille/Print Literacy Issues and the Learning Media Assessment

Orientation and Mobility Training for Students Who Are Deafblind: Going Beyond the Blue Book

Sexual Health Care -- Excerpts from Introduction to Sexuality Education for Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind and Significantly Developmentally Delayed

Strategies for Minimizing the Risk of Sexual Abuse

Toilet Training Children with Deafblindness- Issues and Strategies

What's Your Pleasure? Teaching Leisure Skills

Identification of Deafblindness

A Process for Identifying Students Who May Be At-Risk for Deafblindness

Early Identification of Hearing and Vision Loss is Critical to a Child's Development

How Well Can Your Child with Hearing Loss See?

Instructional Strategies

Education Protocol for Cornelia de Lange Syndrome

The Importance of Auditory Training for Children Who are Deafblind


Intervener Competency Resources Matrix (.doc 272k)

Interveners for Students with Deafblindness in Texas

Intervener Portfolio Summary 

Portfolios for Interveners

For Families

A Trip to the Doctor Turns GOOD!Driving with Usher Syndrome

Planning and Supporting a More Active Life at Home

Parenting a Child with Deafblindness

Preparing Your Daughter for Her Menstrual Cycle

Brothers and Sisters: Strategies for Supporting Siblings Of Children who are Deaf Blind

Transition to Adult Life

Deaf-Blind Multiple Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Update

Transition To A Medicaid Waiver Program For Individuals Who Are Deafblind With Multiple Disabilities

Twelve Things You Can Do to Plan for Your Child's Future Today

I Love my Life, Swimming, and Texas Longhorns!

My First Scuba Diving Lesson

"Tuff" Love or Raising Laurie

When Planning for Adult Life, How is a "Life-style" Different than a "Program"?


Documents and Articles (EspanÕl)

Indicadores de Calidad del IEP para Estudiantes con Sordoceguera

Interventores para Alumnos con Sordoceguera en Texas

 ¿Qué tan bien puede ver un niño con pérdida de audición?

¿Qué tan bien puede ver un niño con pérdida de audición?

Protocolo de educación para niños que padecen del síndrome Cornelia de Lange