Assessing and educating people with multiple sensory impairments, including deafblindness, requires a great deal of knowledge. At the end of the day, though, there is one big practical question: how do I do it?
I have tried to answer this question by producing CDs, DVDs and a guidebook/manual with double DVDs, that clearly show how I assess a deafblind child, and how I train people to become experts at helping children with challenging behaviours. You will also find many video examples on this website.
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It has been scientifically proven that “The van Dijk Approach to Assessment” brings out the best in a child. It was initially considered a “van Dijk thing” that only I could conduct, based on my experience, knowledge and personality. The research of Nelson, Janssen, Oster & Jayaraman (2010) has convincingly shown, however, that after a rather limited period of training, practitioners are able to implement the assessment with fidelity.
Dr. Nelson and I offer a 2-day course on “Assessment”. Past participants have been extremely satisfied about what they’ve learned.
Forum closed, despite success
The goal I had in mind when I developed in close cooperation with my web master Pim this website, was to interact with our readers.
We are very satisfied with the statistic results of the first 30 months.
Since we launched this site two years ago (October 1th, 2010) almost 12.000 unique visitors read articles on this site.
They are from 126 different countries from all over the world and they read more than 100.000 pages.
In the 'Forum' part of this site only a few persons had taken the opportunity to raise questions to be discussed. We don’t know why this is, but we feel forced to close it, also because of increasing spam.