Disabilities Described – Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Deaf or Hard of Hearing


Students with hearing losses that interfere with the student’s development of language and learning may be eligible for the deaf or hard of hearing identification and programming.  Hearing losses may be permanent or fluctuating, unilateral or bilateral, or mild to profound.  An educational evaluation will include assessment of academic achievement, functional skills, communication skills, social and developmental history, audiology evaluation and any other assessments necessary to determine eligibility or services.  Programming is designed to match the student’s needs.  Services range from consultation in the general education classroom for accommodations, modifications and assistive learning devices to direct services for signing instruction or academic remediation in the resource room or self contained classroom.  GLASS and the Indiana School for the Deaf work collaboratively on programming and services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.