Deafblindness and the Role of the Intervener (PDF)

Intervener Paper (PDF)

Intervener Flyer (PDF)

Intervener Code of Ethics (PDF) from the booklet, Interveners in the Classroom

Comparison of Interveners and Paraprofessionals (PDF) from the booklet, Interveners in the Classroom


Parent Booklet

This new 62-page publication was created especially for parents of children who are deafblind.  Through the authors’ combined experiences with their children and having seen the importance of intervener services to their child’s learning and development, they believe that it is critical that all parents of children and youth who are deafblind be informed about the role of interveners and be knowledgeable about how to advocate for interveners through the IEP process.  This booklet briefly describes deafblindness and the role of interveners, and then guides parents through the components of the IEP process that are most critical to determining the need for intervener services in educational settings.

This publication is now being disseminated through the SPARKLE program to families.  A copy of this booklet is also being disseminated to Parent Training and Information Centers in each state.   An electronic copy of this booklet and letter of introduction can be downloaded by clicking on the following links.

Letter of Introduction – Parent Booklet

A Family’s Guide to Interveners – Download the booklet

To order a print copy of this booklet for $15 which includes the DVD, Deafblindness and the Intervener and  a laminated card with important questions to ask during the IEP development, please click on the link for the order form below, and  e-mail your order to Linda Alsop 435-797-5598 or  

Order form for A Family’s Guide to Interveners

Thanks, and we appreciate the opportunity to contribute to ongoing efforts in behalf of children and youth who are deafblind and their families.


Linda Alsop (Utah)

Clara Berg (New York)

Vivecca Hartman (Texas)

Melanie Knapp (Texas)

Kimberly Lauger (Arizona)

Cheryl Levasseur (Massachusetts)

Sally and Mike Prouty (Minnesota)


Intervener Booklet

Interveners in the Classroom: Guidelines for Teams Working with Students Who Are Deafblind is a 36-page booklet designed as a checklist to assist interveners, teachers, administrators, and parents in understanding the roles and responsibilities of interveners in educational settings.

The booklet is available in English in full color ($8.50) or in black and white ($5.00). It is also available in Spanish in full color ($8.50). Postage is included in the price for shipments within the continental United States. Additional postage will be added for shipments outside the continental United States. We cannot accept credit cards at this time but will accept personal or agency checks. Agency orders can be invoiced to a purchase order if needed.

Click here to download the Booklet Order Form

Please send order form and payment to:

SKI-HI Institute

6500 Old Main Hill

Logan, UT 84322-6500.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (435) 797-5598. Thank you.

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Parents Speak Out

Parents Speak OutClara Parents Speak OutSally
Parents Speak OutVivecca Parents Speak OutKim
Parents Speak OutMelanie Parents Speak OutCheryl
Transcription of Parent Videos
Comments from Parents (PDF)