Process for identification
A parent or teacher requests help through our referral form which is authorized through LE/SS.
Hearing support teacher observes student in the classroom and collects data, including medical information, from teachers and parents.
Hearing support teacher consults with staff on ways they can best support the student in the mainstream setting.
If more testing is deemed necessary, hearing support teacher will get Permission to Evaluate signed by parents.
Testing includes surveys and checklists, observations, gathering background/ educational history of student, and some formal tests to determine expressive and receptive language.
Hearing Support teacher completes the Evaluation Report and holds a meeting with the IEP team, including parents.
If an education need is found, team will create an IEP with goals and accommodations. If a need is not determined, hearing support teacher may recommend a 504 Plan which would grant accommodations for the student in the general education setting, and/or agree to continue consultation with staff as needed.