ERIC Number: EJ849488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Reference Count: 14
Unique Considerations for Assessing the Learning Media of Students Who Are Deaf-Blind
McKenzie, Amy R.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v103 n4 p241-245 Apr 2009
The use of current assessment results is an essential part of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process for students with disabilities. The results of assessments allow the IEP team to write accurate statements of present levels of performance and thus student-centered goals and objectives. For students with visual impairments, including students with deaf-blindness, three key assessments are performed: (1) the functional vision assessment; (2) the learning media assessment; and (3) the expanded core curriculum assessment. For students who are deaf-blind, specialized assessment and instructional techniques are necessary because of the unique impact of a dual sensory impairment. In this report, the author presents the unique considerations for conducting a learning media assessment with students who are deaf-blind, including the use of communication assessments as part of a comprehensive assessment.
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Individualized Education Programs, Visual Impairments, Deaf Blind, Deafness, Individualized Instruction, Disabilities, Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Media Adaptation, Literacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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