Program Structure

Program Hours Days Week Total Hours
Theory 1 hour 5 days 11 weeks 55 hours
Online Sessions (By Experts) 2 hours *6 days - 12 hours
Practical 5.30 hours 6 days 1 week 33 hours
Total Hours 100 hours

Monthly two sessions of two hours of online lectures/ counselling sessions each on 1st Saturday and 3rd Saturday from 11 am to 1.00 pm


Course Content

Unit-1: Understanding Persons with Deafblindness8 Hrs.

1.1 Definition of Deafblindness, Multi- Sensory Impairment and Multiple Disabilities
1.2 History of Deafblindness in India
1.3 Causes and Impact of Deafblindness

Unit 2: Screening and Assessment of children with Deafblindness9 Hrs.

2.1 Screening and Identification
2.2 Assessment and Importance of Assessment
2.3 Types of Assessment - Clinical and Functional Assessment
2.4 Screening and Assessment Checklist

Unit- 3: Modes of Communication with persons with Deafblindness9 Hrs.

3.1 Introduction to Communication
3.2 Modes and types of Communication
3.3 Fostering communication
3.4 Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Unit- 4: Individualized Educational Plan and Teaching Strategies9 Hrs.

4.1 Introduction and procedures to write an IEP
4.2 Teaching strategies
4.3 Teaching reading and writing
4.4 Planning functional activities

Unit 5: Orientation and Mobility6 Hrs.

5.1 Sighted guide technique
5.2 Indoor and Outdoor Mobility

Unit 6: Teaching Learning Materials8 Hrs.

6.1 Preparation of Indigenous teaching learning materials
6.2 Awareness of special aids and appliances (Braille, Taylor’s frame, Abacus, Hearing aids, Low vision equipment)

Unit 7: Inclusive Education and Curriculum Adaptation6 Hrs.

7.1 Environmental modification and Learning Rich Environment
7.2 Awareness and knowledge on curriculum adaptation

Practical – 33 hours (1 week)

1. Conduct functional assessment of vision and hearing for two children with Deafblindness of different age group. Write and present assessment report of these children.
2. Develop an IEP for one child with Deafblindness.
3. Develop low cost functional assessment kit to be used in homes, schools and community.
4. Write functional assessment report of the child with recommendations.
5. Prepare communication profile for one child based on assessment findings recommend intervention approaches for the child.