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For Interveners

Certified Paraprofessional Training

An Intervener facilitates access to environmental information usually gained through vision and hearing, the development and use of receptive and expressive communication skills, develops and maintains a trusting, interactive relationship with the child who is deaf-blind that can promote social and emotional well-being.

The KSDB Projects offers a limited scholarship for individuals to receive training as a Certified Paraprofessional through a grant from the Kansas Department of Education.  The sponsoring school district will pay for the paraprofessional’s tuition fee upfront, and the DB Project will reimburse the district upon completion of the employee’s coursework per semester.

The employee will verify that he/she completed the coursework before reimbursement.   The courses for becoming a Certified Paraprofessional are offered online by Utah State University. This training is based on the National Intervener Competencies. This coursework prepares a person to work concisely on a one-on-one basis with a child who is deaf-blind. Please contact the KS Deaf-Blind Project if interested.

The following websites provide additional information about Interveners and intervener training.

Deaf-Blind Intervener Training Certificate (Leads to the National Intervener Credential)

Open Hands, Open Access (OHOA): Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules

Kansas State School for the Blind

1100 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 305-3000

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education #H326T180051. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Rebecca Sheffield, Ph.D.

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