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

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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9 Apr 2019

We Want Him to be “Normal”…...

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Everyone wants students to have a good experience in school. Often part of this desire by families is for...

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Advocacy Notes

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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19 Mar 2019

Advocacy Notes: Early Intervention...

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Question from the field: Can early intervention pay for audiology evaluations and hearing...

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