An intervenor (IV) facilitates access to environmental information that is usually gained through vision and hearing for persons who are deafblind.
The intervenor will support persons who are deafblind to gather information, learn concepts and skills, develop communication and language, and establish relationships that lead to greater independence.
The intervenor will provide a bridge to the world for the person with deafblindness and ensure that the person is informed and an active participant in every activity.
Intervenors provide a consistent presence in the person’s life in order to gain their trust, and provide them with a safe base for exploration and learning which promotes social and emotional development and well-being.
Intervenors provide the information necessary for anticipation, motivation, communication, and confirmation for an individual who is deafblind to participate