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

10 Sep 2019

Surface Learning is Not Enough – the Need for...

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  In most classrooms, new information is presented in a lecture format supplemented by reading...

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19 Aug 2019

Preparing for Success: What Classroom Teachers...

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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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Advocacy Notes

10 Sep 2019

Advocacy Notes: Key Things for Classroom Teachers to Know...

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What are the key things that classroom teachers need to know in order to support my...

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19 Aug 2019

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

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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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