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ERIC Number: EJ945007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
A Team Approach to Quality Programming for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Gutierrez, Priscilla Shannon
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v12 p28-32 2011
In this issue of "Odyssey," Joanne Corwin describes New Mexico's statewide partnership among several agencies for the provision of early intervention services to infants and children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families (Effective Partnering of State Agencies to Achieve Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Benchmarks, p. 20). A key agency in the network of early intervention and school-age services is the Outreach Department at the New Mexico School for the Deaf (NMSD). This article describes a successful endeavor initiated by that department. An important goal within the Outreach Department at the NMSD is helping parents feel better able to participate in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process for their child. One of the tools that the NMSD Outreach Department uses to achieve this is the Communication Considerations (CC) Dialogue Form or addendum to the IEP. The impetus for this form was the New Mexico Deaf Bill of Rights passed in 2004. The form was developed through collaboration between the NMSD Outreach Department and the Special Education Department from Albuquerque Public Schools using an already established addendum from Colorado as a guide. Since then, the New Mexico Public Education Department's "IEP Technical Assistance Manual" has included the CC addendum. Regardless of placement, or level of hearing loss, the form is a required part of the IEP process for any student in New Mexico who is deaf or hard of hearing.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico