Deafness and Hearing Loss

NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 3 (FS3) June 2010 Links updated, July 2013 Approximately 8 pages when printed.PDF versionEn español | In SpanishIn This Publication:Caroline's storyAbout hearing loss in childrenTypes of hearing lossSigns of hearing lossCausesIs there help available?Definition in IDEAEducational implicationsUsing the relay serviceResources ___________________________________________________________Caroline's StoryCaroline is six years … [Read more...]

When the IEP Team Meets

———————Alert! Alert! NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014. Most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of When the IEP Team Meets, now at the CPIR, is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/meetings/———————September 2010This info in Spanish | Esta información en españolIEP teams … [Read more...]

Special Factors in IEP Development

September 2010 Resources updated, March 2013  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) lists five special factors that the IEP team must consider in the development, review, and revision of each child’s IEP. Read IDEA's exact words.The discussion below will highlight the importance of these special factors in the education of children with disabilities and the need for individualized consideration of these factors in IEP development … [Read more...]

Considering Limited English Proficiency

A resource for IEP Teams December 2010 PDF version This checklist is included as a Resource for Trainers in Theme D of NICHCY's Building the Legacy training curriculum on IDEA. It was adapted from the Nebraska Department of Education’s Nebraska IEP Technical Assistance Guide (1998, September). That document is no longer available online, but an updated version is, at: http://www.education.ne.gov/SPED/technicalassist/IEP%20DOCUMENT.pdf Developing … [Read more...]

Considering Blindness and Visual Impairment

A resource for IEP Teams December 2010 PDF version This checklist is originally included as a Resource for Trainers in Theme D of NICHCY’s Building the Legacy training curriculum on IDEA. It was adapted from the Nebraska Department of Education’s Nebraska IEP Technical Assistance Guide (1998, September). That document is no longer available online, but an updated version is. We've provided the updated checklist below. Find the entire … [Read more...]

Considering the Needs of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

A resource for IEP Teams December 2010 PDF version This checklist is included as a Resource for Trainers in Theme D of NICHCY’s Building the Legacy training curriculum on IDEA. It was adapted from the Nebraska Department of Education’s Nebraska IEP Technical Assistance Guide (1998, September). That document is no longer available online, but an updated version is, at: http://www.education.ne.gov/SPED/technicalassist/IEP%20DOCUMENT.pdf ______________________ … [Read more...]

Considering Assistive Technology

A resource for IEP Teams December 2010 PDF version This checklist is included as a Resource for Trainers in Theme D of NICHCY’s Building the Legacy training curriculum on IDEA. It was adapted from the Nebraska Department of Education’s Nebraska IEP Technical Assistance Guide (1998, September). That document is no longer available online, but a 2010 edition is and appears below. Find the entire document online, at: http://www.education.ne.gov/SPED/technicalassist/IEP%20DOCUMENT.pdf _________________________ Assistive … [Read more...]

Module 14: Meetings of the IEP Team

 Alert! Alert!  Because NICHCY's website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it will remain available. The new address of Module 14, Meetings of the IEP Team, at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module14/ by Lisa Küpper NICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with DisabilitiesMay … [Read more...]

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