Deaf-Blind Resource Team (DBRT)
The Deaf-Blind Resource Team (DBRT) provides technical assistance to IEP (Individualized Education Program) teams to better support students who are deaf-blind. Through a collaborative model, the DBRT provides training, professional development and resources for multidisciplinary teams so they may meet the unique needs of learners with deaf-blindness.
What is Deaf-Blindness?
The term “deaf-blindness” is any combination of vision and hearing loss, requiring specific instructional strategies that address the presence of both sensory impairments. In combination, the impact of these conditions, with or without additional disabilities, is educationally significant. This includes students with conditions that put them at risk for future combined vision and hearing loss. (PaTTAN, 2018)