Tennessee Deaf-Blind Project Conference: Functional Assessment of Children with Deaf-Blindness or Other Severe Challenges

Contact Name
Danna Conn
Email Address
Contact Phone
615-936-0262 (Voice)
Event Type
Deaf-Blind Programs,
Parent Programs

Featuring Dr. Jan van Dijk

Registration Fee: $50.00. Lunch will be on your own.

Families with a child on the TNDB Census may attend free of charge. A limited number of hotel rooms are available at no cost to families.

Dr. Jan van Dijk is internationally renown in the field of DeafBlindness, pioneering the assessment and teaching processes for children with dual sensory loss and other disabilities.

Since 1958, the "Grandfather of DeafBlindness" and "Father of Coactive Movement Strategies" has helped families and professionals better understand and serve children with complex needs, autism, and behavior disorders through child-guided assessments, communication, anticipation cues, and calendar systems.

Parents, caregivers, and professionals will explore the van Dijk approach to assessment, which focuses on the student and follows his/her lead. Learn about brain research and understand the relationship between cortical functions such as language, concept formation, and emotions. Dr. Jan van Dijk will also address the importance of how meaningful assessment guides intervention.

To learn more about Dr. van Dijk, visit his website.

TNDB is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Grant H326T130030.