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DPI Resources to Support Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The following WI DPI guidance was developed to assist IEP teams with decision making for identification of students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind (hearing impaired).


Information Update Bulletin 11.01 (08.17R)

Statewide Services Provided by the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Expanded Core Curriculum for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (06/2015)

The Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) targets areas of functional skill development that are required of students who are deaf or hard of hearing in order to access the General Education curriculum and achieve the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and identified areas of need can be included on the student's IEP, as needed.

Consideration of Special Factors when a Student is Deaf or Hard of Hearing (03/2007)

Teachers and administrators reviewed and created this document to assist IEP teams in having a comprehensive discussion about the Special Factors within the IEP and how they may apply to the needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Checklist to Consider Wisconsin Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project (WDBTAP) Supports and Services

This worksheet is provided to assist local education agency staff, individualized education program (IEP) teams, families, medical providers, or others in determining whether to access free services and supports through the Wisconsin Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project (WDBTAP). WDBTAP is a federally funded project through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. The WDBTAP has been established to provide technical assistance on behalf of children aged birth through 21 who are deaf-blind.

Sensory Impairments Terminology and Deafblindness Emergency Rule

Wisconsin State Legislature Statement of Scope for Administrative Rule Changes to update hearing and vision impaired terminology and add deafblindness as a disability category.