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Special Factors in IEPs

Question 8.

My child was born deaf. I met with the school about his needs, but they didn't develop an IEP. What services must the school provide?

Answer

The first step is to get a comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation of your child.

The evaluation should include information about how your child's communication needs change in different environments (e.g., classroom, cafeteria, gym, computer lab, home, community).

As the parent member of the IEP team, you need to educate the team about how your child learns and communicates. For example, describe how your child communicates with family and friends.

For a child who has a hearing impairment, the IEP team must consider your child's:

  • Academic level
  • Language and communication needs, including direct instruction in his communication mode
  • Opportunities to communicate with classmates and teachers
  • Needs for assistive technology devices and services

After the IEP team identifies your child's needs, the team will develop measurable IEP goals to meet these needs. The measurable IEP goals are based on your child's present levels of academic achievement and functional performance.

The IEP should also include measurable goals to meet your child's communication needs.

The IEP team, including you, the parent, makes the decisions about the special education services, related services, and supplementary aids and services your child needs.

All of these services should be described in your child's IEP.

Legal Resource

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs Chapter 7 - Special Factors in IEPs

IDEA

20 U.S.C.§ 1401(26)

20 U.S.C.§ 1414(d)(3)(B)

IDEA Regulations

34 C.F.R. §300.34(c)(4)

34 C.F.R. §300.324(a)(2)(iv) and (v)

Additional Resources

Communication and Language Needs Checklist.
http://www.education.ne.gov/SPED/technicalassist/IEP DOCUMENT.pdf (page 21)

http://nichcy.org/schoolage/iep/meetings/special-factors/considering-hearingloss

Assistive Technology Devices and Services

IEPs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

Does My Deaf/Hard of Hearing Child Need an IEP?

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