About the course
Choose to attend the Initiation Course in the Field of Deafblindness offered by Sense International Romania and you will understand what deafblindness means, by going through a series of modules which approach themes such as the historical context of this type of multisensory impairment, the main causes, the way in which people with deafblindness communicate.
You will learn about important principles regarding orientation and mobility, personal and social development, methods of intervention and the specifics of deafblindness with children, adults and elderly people with deafblindness. The course will provide fundamental elements that you will be able to use both in your personal and professional life.
Sense International Romania has an experience of more than 20 years of training in this field, including online. We therefore hope that you will join us online, between February 28 - April 15 2022, for the second edition of the initiation course in deafblindness.
Who is the training for?
The course is meant for those who, regardless of their professional or personale role, directly know or relate to children, young people, adults or elrderly people with deafblindness: special education or mainstream teachers, parents, social workers, psychologists, other specialists in related field, students etc.
Competences and skills
Graduating this course, you will get to know the fundamental element related to:
- What is the meaning of deafblindness/multisensory impairments, which are the main types and causes, notions of anatomy and physiology of senses: vision, hearing, tactile.
- How to assess a child with deafblindness, which are the main tools and types of intervention, including early intervention for small children.
- How people with deafblindness communicate.
- Notions on orientation and mobility in the context of deafblindness.
- Notions on the social and personal development of people with deafblindness.
- Notions and particularities for adults and elderly persons with deafblindness.
Thank you for this course! Unlike with other courses, I felt the trainers’ passion. I felt like I could always turn to Sense to learn even more. S.G., participant Initiation Course in the Field of Deafblindness, 1st Edition
The number of participants is limited to maximum 30 attendees, and 5 spots are reserved to beneficiaries of the ”Vasile Adamescu” Scholarship. The course is structured in 10 modules, adding up to a total of 74 hours of study, each module taking place as follows:
- Online courses in the presence of the trainer, using ZOOM platform, 7 meetings * 2 hours = 14 hours;
- Course materials - individual study, 5 hours * 10 modules = 50 hours;
- Interim evaluations, quizzes, 1 hour * 10 modules = 10 hours.
Moving on from one module to another depends on successfully solving the quizzes meant to check the knowledge gained in the previous module. The course ends after all 10 modules are finalised.
At the end, the learning effort will be awarded with a Graduation Diploma issued by the Sense International Romania.
The online live meetings may be interpreted in sign language, depending on needs identified.
This course is not accredited / authorised by state institutions.
”Vasile Adamescu” Scholarship
We offer the opportunity to access the course free of charge, through the ”Vasile Adamescu” Scholarship, to 5 participants who wish to develop and train in the field of deafblindness. The participants who will access this scholarship from Sense International Romania will have on their side a professional and moral guiding light of Professor Vasile Adamescu.
More information about eligibility criteria and the application process HERE.
Thank you! Following this course, I learned that I must have more patience and allow the child to guide me in the teaching process, be more careful around what the child needs. B.C., participant Initiation Course in the Field of Deafblindness, 1st Edition
Costs and payments
Attending this course comes with a cost of 395 lei before February 14 and 450 lei between February 15 - February 27 2022. It contributes towards the costs of trainers and e-learning platform.
The maximum number of participants per course is 30.
The payment can be made by card when registering onto the platform or bank transfer into the account RO21RNCB0077050232290004 opened with BCR Sector 6 București mentioning DEAFBLINDNESS INITIATION COURSE 2 NAME-SURNAME. Following payment, each participant will receive an invoice.
For more information, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org