Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness

Deafblind Intervention Certificate Program

Deafblind Intervention Certificate Program

Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness


 Richmond Continuing Education Partnership


POPDB and Richmond Continuing Ed offer a 300 hour Deafblind Intervention Certificate Program. Introduction to Deafblindness and Introduction to Intervention are considered to be minimal requirements for anyone supporting someone with deafblindness.

Deafblindness is a low-incidence disability that requires specialized training to understand the unique needs of the student and to learn the strategies/techniques in the field of deafblindness. The role of the intervenor is different from the role of the Educational Assistant (EA). This difference is addressed within the Deafblind Intervention Certificate Program.

The Program offers an additional 8 courses making up the complete certificate program.

The Deafblind Intervention Certification Program is comprised of the following courses:

Introduction to Deafblindness

Introduction to Intervention

Intervention – Beyond the Basics

Issues and Perspectives in Deafblindness

Functional Aspects of Vision and Hearing

Orientation and Mobility

Intervention for Individuals with Deafblindness and Additional Disabilities

Everyday Activities

Communication Approaches, Strategies, and Techniques

Extended Practicum