Disabilities Described – Deaf-Blind



A student who has dual hearing and vision loss causing significant communication and adaptive behavioral delays may be considered for a deaf-blind disability.  They are students who have had learning difficulties in spite of receiving specialized programming for students who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/low vision.  An educational evaluation will include assessment of academic achievement, functional skills, communication, functional vision, functional literacy, observations, social and developmental history, motor skills, written report from an optometrist or ophthalmologist, written report from audiologist and any other assessments necessary to determine eligibility or services.  Programming will include remediation of delays such as functional academics, communication, daily living skills, self help skills and motor skills.  Students will focus on independent life skills and recreation and leisure activities.  Services will be provided in least restrictive environment as deemed appropriate in the IEP.