Communication access is a key component of 504, IDEA and Title II of the ADA. Under Title II of the ADA, schools are required to ensure that communication access is as effective for children with hear
...ing loss as it is for their typically hearing peers through the provision of appropriate auxiliary aids and services. This handout provides examples of auxiliary aids and services that can make aurally delivered information available to students with hearing disabilities so that they can receive information from, and convey information to, others as effectively as students without disabilities.
Once a child is diagnosed with hearing loss family members have many questions. This resource provides information addressing how overwhelming the diagnosis can be and families may have many feelings
...about the testing process and the diagnosis. It describes where you can find help and support and why it is important to start services shortly after the hearing loss is diagnosed.
Minnesota guide to hearing screening for children after newborn age until five years old - including pass/refer criteria, frequency of screening, ideal setting for screening, necessary training, docum
...entation for hearing screening, and monitoring program quality.
Current legal mandates call for all students to reach proficiency as measured through state reading assessments. While reading has long been an area of emphasis in DHH education, meeting this mandate
...is even more challenging when students with hearing loss have additional disabilities. This article summarizes results of an investigation of alternate reading assessments for students who are DHH+ and offers strategies for moving the needle toward improved assessment data.
Information about a court case regarding placement of a deaf student in a self-contained classroom for students with significant disabilities instead of providing appropriate services to address needs
... caused by deafness.
Student Listening Challenges – Understanding the Missing Pieces summarizes the results of a Functional Listening Evaluation in a way that helps educators and family members understand listening challe
...lenges under the different conditions of near, far, in quiet and in noise. Includes an image of a story imposed on puzzle pieces with different parts of the text missing to correlate with decreased speech perception due to hearing loss and listening under different auditory challenges.
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