The theme for the 2019 Texas Symposium on DeafBlindness is “Resonance”. Resonance is defined as being deep, full, and reverberating, as well as having the ability to evoke, suggest, or echo images, memories, and emotions.
Resonance is an integral foundation of developing security and attachment for early communicators in the teaching methodologies of Dr. Jan van Dijk. His resonance strategies lead students to interact with others emphasizing the importance of relationship building.
The 2019 Symposium will include discussion of a variety of topics for an in-depth look at many issues affecting the education, support, and parenting of children and youth who are DeafBlind. If you want to take full advantage of this experience, but you are new to DeafBlindness, consider attending the full-day 2019 Symposium Pre-Conference Event to get a basic foundation to build upon during the main Symposium sessions.