Webinar #6 - Assessment and Instruction of Students who are Deafblind

Our sixth webinar will be presented by Dr. Susan Bruce on December 14 12:00 Noon PST.  

Sponsored by DVIDB and National Center on Deaf-Blindness


Assessment and Instruction of Students who are Deafblind:  What is the state of our evidence?

This presentation will address the state of evidence for professional practices specific to deafblindness in these twelve topic areas: assessment, early identification and intervention, assistive technology, communication, literacy, social-emotional, mathematics, science, life skills (including orientation and mobility), transition, and placement/inclusion.  Findings from an analysis conducted by Ferrell, Bruce, and Luckner (2014) will be presented, along with an update (through 2015) on the topics of accommodations for statewide assessment, and communication.  After being oriented to how the researchers identified evidence as emerging, limited, moderate, or strong, the participants will learn the level of evidence for specific practices.  The session will conclude with recommendations for future research to strengthen the evidence for practices that the field may value. 


Susan M. Bruce, Ph.D., is a Professor of Special Education at Boston College, Chair of the Department of Teacher Education, Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Coordinator of the Masters Degree Program in Severe Disabilities with an optional specialization in deafblindness.  Susan’s research concentrations are in assessment, communication intervention for prelinguistic and early linguistic learners, and collaborative action research.  She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters with more than 30 being specific to deafblindness.  Much of her research has focused on learners who are congenitally deafblind.  Susan has more than 30 years experience teaching and consulting in school and universities (nationally and internationally) with a focus on children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities, including deafblindness.   



Each attendee will receive a certificate of attendance that documents the time spent attending the webinar for your professional development goals.

Registration is free for CEC-DVIDB members.  You will be directed to the CEC Community page. Once you have logged in, you will be automatically redirected to the DVIDB site to register. Click here for DVIDB member registration. 


The cost for non-members is $10.00. Please click below to be redirected to Paypal. Once payment is complete, you will be redirected to the DVIDB site to complete registration.