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ERIC Number: ED526875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing: State of the Educational Practices. inForum
Ahearn, Eileen M.
Project Forum
While it is difficult to identify an exact number of children with hearing impairments, the General Accountability Office and IDEAData.org report that the incidence of children who are deaf or hard of hearing is small, representing about 1% of all identified students with disabilities (GAO, May 2011; IDEAData.org, 2009). Variability in the reported number of children who are deaf/hard of hearing can happen because some children with hearing impairments are counted under different categories (e.g., deaf/blind, multiple disabilities). The education of these children has been changed significantly by advances in many areas in recent years. For example, technologies such as visual or text communication devices and speech-to-print software and the expanded use of cochlear implants have brought new means through which students with hearing impairments can communicate and access educational content (Shaver et. al., 2011). The use of these advances can contribute positively to the provision of a free appropriate public education for children with hearing impairments. Project Forum at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) produced a document in 2005 focused on state infrastructures and programs for this population (Muller, 2005). As part of its cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Project Forum produced this document that reports results from two surveys that inquired about the current state of practice in educational service delivery for children who are deaf/hard of hearing. (Contains 4 tables and 3 footnotes.)
Project Forum. Available from: National Association of State Directors of Special Education. 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Fax: 703-519-3808; Web site: http://www.projectforum.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Project Forum
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C