NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ849488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
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.
American Foundation for the Blind. 11 Penn Plaza Suite 300, New York, NY 10001. Tel: 800-232-5463; Tel: 212-502-7600; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A