Free online cohorts available for OHOA deaf-blind modules

Mississippi Hearing-Vision Project is offering free online Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) modules. OHOA modules provide evidence-based instructional strategies, information and resources for students with severe complexities, including vision and hearing impairments. Cohorts are open to families, educators, paraprofessionals, early childhood interventionists, administrators and related service providers serving any age.

Each set of modules includes three modules, and each module takes about seven hours to complete. The Cohort participants work through their set of three modules between Jan. 6 – Feb. 21 at their own pace and time. Educator continuing education credits are only available for the completed set of modules through RESA, and yield .7 CEUs or seven contact hours per module totaling at least 2.1 CEU for $15. (View attached flyer MS-FLVI Win2022.C1S8(15,21,22)C2S6A(3,11,18)C3S3B(6,7,8)C4S1B_1.6-2.21.2022_ohoam-brochure-1page for more details.)

Deadline for signing up for these modules is Dec. 17, 2021.

If you have not taken Modules 1, 2 and 4, (Module 1: Overview of Deafblindness & Instructional Strategies; Module 2: Sensory Systems, Brain, & Learning; Module 4: Building Trusting Relationships & Positive Self-Image), they will be offered Jan. 6 – Feb. 21, and you may sign up by clicking on the following link: R SPSY2122 C4S1C M124 1.6.22-2.21.22

If you have already taken the Prerequisite Modules 1, 2, and 4, sign up for the Cohort of your choice by clicking on any of the following links:

Cohort 1, Set 7 (Modules 12, 19 & 26)(Prerequisite Modules 1, 2, and 4):
Cohort 1, Set 7 includes Module 12: Maximizing Vision and Hearing; Module 19: Assessing the Curriculum & Environment;
Module 26:  Touch for Connection & Communication

Cohort 2, Set 5A (Modules 16, 17, 24) (Prerequisite Modules 1, 2, and 4):
Cohort 2, Set 5A includes: Module 16 Self-Determination; Module 17: Social Skills;
Module 24:  Transition to Adulthood & Community Living

Cohort 3, Set 2B (Modules 5, 25 & 23) (Prerequisite Modules 1, 2, and 4):
Cohort 3, Set 2B: Module 5: Availability for Learning; Module 25: Touch for Connecting & Learning; Module 23: Behavior & Environmental Supports

For more information on these activities, contact Toni Hollingsworth, (228) 249-9668 or