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Professional Development Opportunities

Cultivating a Community of Learners:
In-Depth Presentations for Professional and Personal Growth

We are pleased to offer a diverse compilation of topics to support the learning and growth of all those who support students with complex instructional needs, including:

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  • Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs)
  • Orientation and Mobility Specialists
  • General Special Education Teachers
  • Principals and Special Education Supervisors
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Behavior Specialists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Early Intervention Specialists
  • Families
  • Agency Partners, etc.

For more information and to sign up for a presentation, view our training calendar here: WPSBC Professional Development Training Flyer 2019-20.

Feel free to reach out to Dr. Lynn Fox for more information regarding our offerings at 412-621-0100 ext. 390 or [email protected].

Professional Library

The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children currently houses two libraries on its campus in Oakland. Both the Professional and the Student Libraries have been developed to address the specialized needs of students with severe and often multiple disabilities by providing access to the vital component of literacy in education.

The Professional Library is a resource center that includes copies of special education journals, magazines, books and other multi-media resources regarding visual impairments and the educational and therapeutic needs of children with complex challenges. Maintained to allow our staff access to a highly specialized collection of materials and computer resources, our Professional Library can be used as a resource for educators who work with blind and visually impaired children. Learn more about lending materials and resources on our Professional Library page.