Self-Paced

The Work of Dr. Jan van Dijk

This training module demonstrates child-guided assessment techniques and explain the role of the emotional brain.

There are two webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate child-guided assessment techniques and explain the role of the emotional brain. Dr. Jan van Dijk speaks in-depth about the Role of the Emotional Brain and Child-Guided Assessment techniques and reflects on more than 50 years of experience working with students with deafblindness. Participants will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education creditsby viewing two designated webcasts and taking an online quiz.

By registering for Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits, you will be provided with a self-paced tutorial using video clips and other resources related to this topic, as well as an online test to assess your knowledge.

This is a web-based, self-guided professional development activity for TVIs, VRTs, O&Ms, Parents, Teachers of the Deafblind or Severely Impaired, and Rehabilitation Specialists.

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You may also watch the video playlist at no charge.

Learning Goals and Objectives
Participants will:

  • Learn the function of the limbic system and mirror neurons.
  • Identify how stress triggers challenging behaviors.
  • Observe Child-Guided Assessment techniques.
  • Understand how the individual child demonstrates their preferred learning channel.

Meet the Presenters

Headshot of Dr. Jan van Dijk
Dr. Jan van Dijk
Former Radboud University Professor, considered by many as "the father of deafblind education."
Considered by many to be the "father of deafblind education,” Dr. Jan van Dijk first traveled to Perkins from his native Netherlands in 1963 to participate in what's now known as the Educational Leadership Program. For the following five decades, he shaped the way professionals in the field of special education assess and teach students with multiple disabilities and deafblindness. Dr. van Dijk passed away in January 2018, but his legacy and contributions to the field live on at Perkins and around the world.
Disclosure:

  • Upon successful completion of the test, you will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits (your choice). You will be able to print a signed Perkins certificate demonstrating that you earned the credits.
  • Instructions on how to enroll in the tutorial and take the online test will be emailed to you after you have successfully registered. Perkins eLearning profiles are unique to the learning platform, and separate from any other username/password you have with Perkins. If you already have a user profile for the learning platform, you will use that existing profile to access the tutorial.

Level:
Introductory
Length:
Multiple days
Credits:
1.5 Continuing Education
1.5 Professional Development
1.5 ACVREP
1.5 CTLE