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Due to the super small font used in WordPress block editor, as well as Apple’s zoom doesn’t always work beneficially.

I decided to work on articles elsewhere, then copy-paste. This explains the delay in getting the next series of succulent blogs to you!

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The Principles Of The Canadian concept called “Intervention”

I I found a 25 year-old listicle that explains important principles of intervention. I’m sharing that with you now.

But before we get started, Let’s get one thing straight right away: I cringe at the word Intervention when referring to professionals who support DeafBlind persons. Why? Well, intervention has many definitions, simplest is “any action to improve a situation.”

While the Intervenor does improve a DeafBlind person’s life, proper terminology nowadays is; Intervenor Services. I’ve updated the listicle to cover this modernization.

I’ve also taken great liberties to update and expand upon the 11 points. It was not copyrighted!

  • Intervenors must have a great deal of respect for DeafBlind persons,
  • Intervenors are non-judgemental, confidential, motivators, empowering DeafBlind persons,
  • Intervenors “Do with, not for.” Check back tomorrow for my explanation of this creed.
  • No assumptions should be made regarding the cognitive or, specifically in my case, walking ability of DeafBlind persons,
  • The intervenor provides visual and auditory, with the environment, with other persons, as well as guiding and room logistics, (link to recent doc)
  • Each DeafBlind person has their own preferences regarding language acquisition: tactile, tracking, picture cues etc, they must be allowed to use those methods,
  • All DeafBlind persons can benefit from an intervenor, and
  • The Intervenor is an effective way for DeafBlind persons to acquire, understand and learn about their environment, but,
  • An intervenor is not a “miracle,” DeafBlind persons can be, and usually are, independent without,
  • Intervenors must allow DeafBlind persons to make their own decisions, regardless of the risks or consequences.
  • The focus of intervenor services is about empowering. DeafBlind persons.

This was written by Carolyn Monaco in 1995 and revised in 1998. There was no publication listed, was it People® Rolling Stone® or some obscure periodical, it didn’t say.

I do know that these principles are open to interpretation, even among others within the DeafBlind community. Which is why I said these are my explanations. No one provided feedback… hope no one sues me, but you can donate to future legal fees!

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