Educational Resources

This section of Info to Go includes resources focusing on educational placement and planning, including accommodations, and instructional practices used in the education of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. For more information about deaf education in general, see the "Deaf Education" section. For more information about legal concerns, see the "Legislation and Policies" section.

Educational Placement and Planning

Clerc Center Resources

Educating Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A Guide for Professionals in General Education Settings (2016)

Three-module resource designed at the Clerc Center in collaboration with Educational Regional Center 20 in Texas for educators in general education settings. Module 3 focuses on Educational Planning based on legislation and policy.

Students with Cochlear Implants: Guidelines for Educational Program Planning (in collaboration with Boston Children's Hopsital, 2015)

Comprehensive set of guidelines designed to facilitate planning discussions surrounding the educational supports and services essential for each student using cochlear implant technology.

Tips to Go (For Educators) (2017)

A series of bookmarks designed for general educators in public schools working with deaf and hard of hearing students. They provide an overview of topics including: Educational Success for Your Students and You, Different Abilities, Unique Needs—Supporting Learning in the Classroom, Fostering Social Connections—Teachers Make a Difference, Accommodating Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Schools, and Reaching Out—Parents as Partners. Supplemental information is available online. 

Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education
(Annual magazine published by the Clerc Center)

Using Data to Ensure High Standards—And Standards to Ensure High Expectations (2014)

High and Appropriate Expectations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: The Role of Assessment (2014)

When the Least Restrictive Environment is Residential: Meeting the Needs of Our Son (2013)

Individualizing Deaf Education Services: More Important Than Ever Before (2013)

Advocating for Children and Their Families Within the School System: Reflections of a Long-Time Special Education Advocate (2013)

Essential in Ensuring Access to Services: A Teacher of the Deaf (2013)

Beyond the Clinic: Providing Services, Supports, and Connections to Help Children and Their Families Thrive (2013)

For Parents and Children Access is Key—To Curriculum, to Services, and to Each Other (2013)

A Team Approach to Quality Programming for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (2012)

Research: How It Supports Teaching and Learning (2012)

Curriculum Mapping and Research Based Practice: Helping Students Find the Path to Full Potential (2012)

Stakeholders Resources

Educational placement for the social and linguistic success of the deaf child (J. Freeman King, Ed.D., Director of Deaf Education, Utah State University)

Q&A about the characteristics critical to include in determining appropriate educational placement for a student who is deaf or hard of hearing. 

Full Continuum of Educational Placements for All Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (CEASD, 2007)

Position paper and call to action to explore all possible placements and match appropriate placements based on the full spectrum of needs of each deaf and hard of hearing child.

National Association of the Deaf: Position Statement on Inclusion (2002)

NAD's position on inclusion as it applies to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

National Association of the Deaf: Position Statement on Schools for the Deaf

Considerations discussing the beneficial role of Schools for the Deaf for many students when considering full language access, culture, and social emotional supports.

School Placement Considerations for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Hands and Voices)

Hands and Voices article about the factors to consider in identifying educational placements for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Assessment

High-Stakes Assessment and Accountability (NAD) (2002)

National Association of the Deaf Position Statement on high stakes testing; evaluations frequently associated with promotion, graduation, and access to selective educational programming.

Planning Tools

National Center on Deaf-Blindness

Website of the National Center on Deaf-Blindness providing practical information for both professionals and families to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for children who are deaf-blind. It includes links to an extensive library of publications, including links to Assessment Tools and Instruments.

Placement and Readiness Checklists for Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PARC)

Tool to assist an IEP team in examining the many factors that influence how well a student is able to function and perform in various classroom settings. There are two sections of the PARC, the first part consisting of Readiness Checklists and the second part including a Placement Checklist.

Making a Plan: IFSP Considerations for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CDC)

This document was developed by the Parent-to-Parent Committee of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and EHDI. It is designed to guide conversations between parents and their Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) teams as they address the unique language and communication considerations for a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. Available in English and Spanish (translated into Spanish by the Texas School for the Deaf).

Raising and Educating Deaf Children: eBulletins
(Associated with the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Oxford UP)

Educational Settings for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (2017)

A TODHH's Perspective on Alternative Services and Settings for DHH Students (2017)

Understanding the Importance and Benefits of the Three-Year Re-Evaluation Process for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students (2017)

Least Restrictive Environments and Deaf Students (2016)

The Changing Role of Special Schools for the Deaf (2016)

Considerations for Appropriate Assessments with Deaf Children (2015)

Inclusion: A Strategy to Promote Success for Secondary School Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (2015)

Placement Guidelines for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (2015)

Psychological and Educational Assessment of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals (2014)

Test Accommodations for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Students (2014)  

Instructional Practices

Clerc Center Resources

Educating Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A Guide for Professionals in General Education Settings (2016)

Three-module resource designed at the Clerc Center in collaboration with Educational Regional Center 20 in Texas for educators in general education settings. Module 2 focuses on Instructional Practices and provides many practical "how to" recommendations to make learning accessible.

Students with Cochlear Implants: Guidelines for Educational Program Planning (2015)

Comprehensive set of guidelines, developed in collaboration between the Boston Children's Hospital and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, is for professionals to use for educational planning and parent involvement regarding the design and implementation of appropriate programs and services for children using cochlear implants. There are numerous appendices sharing specific strategies and techniques to consider when working with students who have cochlear implants.

Tips to Go (For Educators) (2017)

A series of bookmarks designed for general educators in public schools working with deaf and hard of hearing students. They provide an overview of topics including: Educational Success for Your Students and You, Different Abilities, Unique Needs—Supporting Learning in the Classroom, Fostering Social Connections—Teachers Make a Difference, Accomodating Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Schools, and Reaching Out—Parents as Partners. Supplemental information is available online. 

Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education
(Annual magazine published by the Clerc Center)

Building Bridges, Robots, and High Expectations (2015)

Screen Recording: An Essential Classroom Tool (2015)

Getting Students Excited About Learning: Incorporating Digital Tools to Support the Writing Process (2015)

Powering Up Technology from Passive Access to Active Integration (2015)

Lining Up Strategies: Video Modeling with Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (2015, Odyssey Extra)

Assistive Technology in the Classroom Benefits Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (2015, Odyssey Extra)

Pioneering Program Teaches Families Sign Language Through Tele-intervention (2015)

An Educator's Perspective; Five "E's" to Success with Common Core Standards (2014)

Expecting the Best: The Essential Lesson for Teachers (2014)

Expectations Lead To Performance: The Transformative Power of High Expectations in Preschool (2014)

A Co-teaching Model: Committed Professionals, High Expectations, and the Inclusive Classroom (2014)

Meeting Mandates: Supporting New Students and Improving a Good Program (2014)

A Rural School Educator Builds Student Learners Through Access to the Curriculum, Self-Advocacy, and Connections to the Deaf Community (2013)

Essential in Ensuring Access to Services: A Teacher of the Deaf (2013)

Fostering Skills in Self-Advocacy: A Key to Access in School and Beyond (2013)

Clues From Research: Effective Instructional Strategies Leading to Positive Outcomes for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (2012)

Bringing Language to Life: Quest's TheatreBridge Enhances Learning in Class (2012)

Stakeholder Resources

Accommodations for Students with Hearing Loss (Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss)

Links to numerous resources sharing instructional accommodations and considerations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Best Practices in Mainstream Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (conference slideshows, 2016)

PowerPoint slideshows of numerous presentations from the 2016 Best Practices in Mainstream Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students conference. Included are considerations for instructional practices.

Building Skills for Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom (Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss)

Resource geared to students in general education settings to optimize their achievement through improved access and self-advocacy. It is a handbook accompanied by downloadable files to support information in the book.

Educating Deaf Children (NTID)

Interactive website hosted by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Questions about the choices, controversies, and decisions faced by parents and educators of children who are deaf or hard of hearing are answered by members of the Center for Education Research Partnerships (at NTID), members of the editorial board of the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, or one of a group of international experts who has volunteered to participate in this project.

HearingLikeMe (Phonak)

Sponsored by Phonak as a component of HearingLikeMe.com, this website includes an online community for educating students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The web pages are organized into information for teachers ("Teaching a Child with a Hearing Loss"), parents ("Stand Up for Your Child"), and students ("The Perfect Combination").

Raising and Educating Deaf Children: Foundations for Policy, Practice, and Outcomes (NTID) 

Operated in association with the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education and administered by the Center for Education Research Partnerships at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, this website provides evidence-based information to guide policy making and practices associated with raising and educating deaf children. 

Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss 

Privately developed website for professionals and family members provides information about the learning and social issues of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The website is divided into information on early intervention and school-aged students. There are links to numerous practical resources as well as webcasts for training on a variety of topics. See: http://successforkidswithhearingloss.com/catalog.

Teaching Deaf Students in the Inclusive Classroom

Archived video from LEARN NC, a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997-2013. It discusses optimal classroom arrangements, ways to frame information to aid deaf students' understanding, and more.

Teach2Connect (RIT)

Website developed at Rochester Institute of Technology providing information to provide instructors with classroom teaching strategies that foster collaborative learning among deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students. Additionally, this site provides resources to assist teachers in finding answers to questions they might have when working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students in and outside of the classroom. While designed for post-secondary students, many of the considerations and recommendations are applicable to middle school and high school aged students.

Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K)

A national campaign to promote language acquisition and kindergarten-readiness through bilingual language acquisition and learning in both American Sign Language and English for Deaf and hard of hearing toddlers and youth aged 0-5. The Nyle DiMarco Foundation is partnering with LEAD-K to support this mission.

National ASL and English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education

Website of the National ASL and English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education, a non-profit organization of professionals dedicated to the development, management, and coordination of ASL and English bilingual early childhood programs for children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families. They host a national conference on this topic.

Last revised November 2017

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