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Guidelines for the Assessment and Educational Evaluation of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Video: Guidelines for the Assessment - Updated

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Each and every learner has the right to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in their least restrictive environment (LRE) to succeed. An educational evaluation of a child’s strengths and areas needing improvement provide professionals with the insight necessary to allow for that success. When making critical educational/programmatic decisions, families and professionals need to consider the student’s cognitive potential, thinking skills, preferred mode of communication, learning style, and academic abilities. In addition, the student’s cultural background must also be considered. Consideration of all of these is necessary in order to develop and implement an individualized education program that allows the student to take advantage of his or her potential to learn, grow, and live their best life.

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