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Teacher of the Deafblind (TDB) Pilot Program

There is a movement afoot in the world of deafblind education.....

Movement afoot you say?!?!?  That's A Big Yes Pardner.... TSBVI Outreach is currently partnering with the Region 4 Education Service Center on a Teacher of the Deafblind (TDB) Pilot program. The Pilot program is just starting on it's first year of a two year cycle. Select teachers and administrators from the Cy-Fair Regional Day School for the Deaf, Katy ISD, and TSBVI's Comprehensive Programs are participating. Our goal is to start small with this group, define the role of a TDB, establish a great program for technical assistance, and grow it into a sustainable model that is recognized on a state and national level.

Another really great aspect of this program is that we are able to work with Texas Tech, who has online, graduate level, coursework in deafblindness. We are encouraging our Pilot TDB's to enroll and reap the benefits from both our hands-on technical assistance, and the academic coursework being offered.

While I'm on the subject - anyone with an undergrad degree can take these deafblind specific classes (assuming that you apply, and are accepted, into the TX Tech graduate school) who is interested in furthering their professional journey into the world of deafblind education. The next class offered starts during the spring semester.

It's title is: 5388 - " Programs and Services for Students With Dual Sensory Impairments". You can email Dr. Amy Parker for more information at: 

Chris Montgomery
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Guest - Linda Hagood on Saturday, 11 February 2012 08:17

I have heard that Amy Parker is no longer affiliated with TTU. This is such a great loss for Texas! Her absence will certainly impact the development of the type of program you are describing. I am wondering who will be teaching the classes in deafblindness?

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I have heard that Amy Parker is no longer affiliated with TTU. This is such a great loss for Texas! Her absence will certainly impact the development of the type of program you are describing. I am wondering who will be teaching the classes in deafblindness?
Guest - administrator on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:03

Yes, it is a great loss to Texas and her absence will be felt. We are also going to gain a national resource with her move, so in the end it's a good thing. At this time the classes are being taught mostly by adjunct faculty until they hire someone for the vacancy.

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Yes, it is a great loss to Texas and her absence will be felt. We are also going to gain a national resource with her move, so in the end it's a good thing. At this time the classes are being taught mostly by adjunct faculty until they hire someone for the vacancy.