Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness

Intervention - Beyond the Basics

Course Description

Intervention with learners who are deafblind is a very complex process that looks different with every individual. yet there are many elements within the process that are common to all people with deafblindness. In this course, participants will be encouraged to identify and explore these common elements, as we share our experiences, our successes and our challenges as Intervenors. Participants will be asked to go beyond the basic "Techniques of Intervention" to uncover the traits of exceptional Intervention.

Participants will receive a transcript from Richmond Continuing Education upon completion of the course.


  • Participants must be currently supporting a student with deafblindness under an education authority in the province of British Columbia
  • Participants must have completed both Introduction to Deafblindness and Introduction to Intervention

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the Intervenor to others
  • Describe the characteristics of highly skilled Intervenors
  • Explain and provide examples of the 3 types of Intervention - General, Instructional, Social
  • Demonstrate an understanding of conversation with a non-verbal learner

Instructional Methods

This course will utilize a variety of teaching methods to facilitate learning, including lectures, small and large group discussions, participant demonstrations, and other media. Time for questions and the sharing of participants' experiences with individuals who are deafblind will be built in throughout the course.

Course Hours: 30

Note: This course was previously titled: Intervention Level 2