Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired

Early Intervention for Children Who Are Deafblind 

Date & Time



FIMC-VI Canvas Course



Independent Study


Early intervention providers working with infants and toddlers who are deafblind and their families need to have a clear understanding of how deafblindness impacts learning and development. They also require knowledge of practical strategies that can be used to support a child and family during these critical early years. Module 2 explores the foundations of early intervention with children who are deafblind and how providers can best encourage their communication and concept development. Lessons include ways of expanding a child’s world to more people, places, and things as well as important strategies for supporting the transition to preschool.

Included in this module are four 30-minute lessons that provide practical, need-to-know information and strategies for working with infants and toddlers who are deafblind.