Resources for
Improving the
Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss

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Webcasts

Webcasts to help you improve the success of your students or children. Learn about effects of hearing loss on learning and techniques to improve child outcomes in the comfort of your own home or school.

Enhance your skill set, learn new techniques while earning your CEUs. Courses are designed to be practical with “use tomorrow” techniques to help you and your students!

Important Resources

White Paper: Estimating the Level of Communication Effectiveness / Access

White Paper: Estimating the Level of Communication Effectiveness / Access reviews the requirements for schools to ensure that students with hearing loss have communication that is as effective as peers. It provides specific recommendations for ways in which the level of access, can be assessed for students who are auditory learners and those who are visual learners, along with students who have expressive communication issues. July 2017

Communication Planning Guide for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

A series of laws pertain to special education and, specifically, students who are deaf/hard of hearing. This document reflects many questions regarding the communication needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Communication Plan incorporates effective communication guidance for IEP teams to feel confident as they plan for successful and meaningful communication access for students in the educational setting. 2016

Language and Communication-Focused IEPs for Learners who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Language and Communication-Focused IEPs for Learners who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing was developed by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans. This rich guidance document is organized in a question-based format and designed to help improve IEP formulation. 2015

Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Critical Resource Needed for Legal Compliance

Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Critical Resource Needed for Legal Compliance by the Council for Exceptional Children – Division of Communication Disorders and Deafness. This document reviews the foundations for why credentialed teachers of students who are deaf/hard of hearing are critical to providing appropriate evaluation, programming, planning, and student-centered instruction. May 2017

Our Updates

19 Aug 2019

Preparing for Success: What Classroom Teachers Need to Know About...

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At the start of each school year, thousands of students enter classrooms with teachers who have never...

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14 May 2019

Too Many Students to Serve?...

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The majority of itinerant teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing have caseloads of 10-25 students in 10...

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23 Apr 2019

Learning Progress Equal to Peers?...

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Students with hearing loss have less access to communication. This will result in a slower pace of learning...

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Advocacy Notes

19 Aug 2019

Advocacy Notes: My Supervisor Says I Can’t Advocate for My Students!...

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Hearing loss/deafness is a low incidence disability that requires specialists in the field to assess, plan...

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23 Apr 2019

Advocacy Notes: Interpreting Service Options...

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Question from the field: We are a small school district and only offer an ASL interpreter for students with...

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9 Apr 2019

Advocacy Notes: No FM Provided...

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Question from the field: I have a student whose IEP calls for an FM system. However, the system is not in...

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