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Subject: Free Workshop: Availability for Learning: The Forgotten Senses of Balance and Pressure

Source: Missouri Deafblind Technical Assistance Project/Missouri School for the Blind

Intended Audience:  Educators and related-service providers serving students with sensory impairments, including students with significant multiple disabilities 

Date: January 18, 2012

Workshop Date: April 23, 2012

The focus of this free one-day workshop is on the importance of balance and pressure senses for all aspects of child development.  The workshop will provide information on how these senses work, how the senses interact for effective functioning, reasons for difficulties with balance and pressure senses, and simple adaptations to facilitate learning for the student. 

This workshop is presented by David Brown, a leading and well-published practitioner in the field of teaching students with deafblindness.  He has a credential in teaching students with deaf-blindness and has taught at The National Deafblind Association in England before moving to California in 2000 to work at the California Deaf-Blind Services.  He has special interests in early intervention, assessment approaches, multi-sensory issues, and the collaborative interface between education and therapy.

The workshop will be Monday, April 23, 2012, at Missouri School for the Blind, 3815 Magnolia, St. Louis, MO 63110 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Registration forms and information are posted on the MSB website: http://msb.dese.mo.gov/.   

For questions contact: Susan Bonner, Project Coordinator, MSB, (314) 776-4320 ext. 3255 or susan.bonner@msb.dese.mo.gov.