Deafness

7 Teaching Strategies to Empower Deaf Students
Deaf children in mainstream schools face challenges to their learning which their hearing peers don’t experience. This article provides seven teaching strategies that will help teachers empower their deaf students to do their best in school and set them up for success at college and in the workplace.
Publication Date: June 2020
Publisher: Deaf Unity

A Paradigm Shift in Educational Interpreting: Acknowledging the Power and Responsibilities of Related Service Providers (RSPs)
This article discusses how educational interpreters must possess the skills and knowledge to serve as fully contributing educational team members. They must be knowledgeable regarding each student’s overarching needs and address them comprehensively within the provision of their own interpreting services.
Author: Kristen Guynes
Publication Date: October 2019
Publisher: National Association of Interpreters in Education

Arizona Department of Education AT Short Term Loan Library
Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services works in partnership with Northern Arizona University Institute for Human Development Arizona Technology Access Program to make available at no cost, a wide variety of assistive technology devices, equipment, software, and professional development materials to school personnel to improve access to assistive technology.
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Assessment and Treatment of Behavioral Disorders in Children with Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review
This study assessed the association of behavioral disorders among children who are deaf and hard of hearing and explores behavioral interventions for children in this population.
Authors: Diana Bigler, Kristen Burke, Nicholas Laureano, Kristan Alfonso, Julie Jacobs, and Matthew Bush
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

Deaf Students Education Services
This guidance is intended to furnish State and local education agency personnel with background information and specific steps that will help to ensure that children and youth who are deaf are provided with a free appropriate public education. It also describes procedural safeguards that ensure parents are knowledgeable about their rights and about placement decisions made by public agencies.
Publication Date: June 2020
Publisher: U. S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Educational Service Guidelines for the Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
This document was created after an in-depth review of several states’ educational guidelines. Networking, partnership, and collaboration are essential to building capacity, and the place to begin is with common knowledge and focus. This tool is meant as a guidance document for deaf education. It consists of standards addressing the following areas: Identification and Referral, Assessment of Unique Needs, Instruction and Learning, Support for Instruction and Learning, and Parent, Family, and Community Involvement.
Publisher: The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness

Educating Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Guide for Professionals in General Education Settings
This is an online, three-module resource that is designed to equip general education professionals serving grades K-12 with the knowledge and skills they need for working with deaf and hard of hearing students in the classroom or school environment.
Publisher: Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Hearing Loss Factsheet (for Schools)
This factsheet provides information on what teachers should know about students with hearing loss and how to support their learning in the classroom.
Publication Date: March 2021
Publisher: KidsHealth

Laws Impacting Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
This article covers the federal laws impacting students who are deaf and hard of hearing. The information covers Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Publisher: Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Optimizing Outcomes for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Educational Service Guidelines
These guidelines are designed to assist special and general education administrators, teachers, specialized instructional support personnel and family members with essential guidelines and principles that will promote this shared goal.
Publication Date: July 2019
Publisher: National Association of State Directors of Special Education

Steps to Equitably Include Deaf Students in Assessments
It is critical to consider why accommodations are important for deaf students and steps that can be taken to make these accommodations effective. This brief provides three key steps to support deaf students in standardized testing.
Authors: Stephanie Cawthon, Martha Thurlow, Linda Goldstone, and Jennifer Higgins
Publication Date: December 2021
Publishers: National Center on Educational Outcomes and National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes