SSPS:Deaf/Hard of Hearing Eligibility

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Definition

A student who is deaf or hard-of-hearing has a hearing loss, aided or unaided, that impacts the processing of linguistic information and adversely affects performance in the educational environment. The degree of loss may range from mild to profound.

Ages served: Birth-22

  • Children under age three (3) with a D/HH eligibility may receive services in the home under an Individual Family Support Plan (IFSP); the child does not need to be eligible for Hospital/Homebound (H/HB). Children are required to be transitioned by age three (3) and must meet eligibility in order to continue to receive services. During transition, a formal reevaluation must be conducted to determine appropriate service delivery options, including the possibility of a school-based placement.
  • Students must be five (5) years old on or before September 1 to be eligible for kindergarten and may continue their education through the year they turn eighteen (18).
  • Students over the age of 18 who have not met TIEP objectives and/or met requirements for graduation with a standard diploma will be individually considered for continued services at the annual TIEP conference based on their ability to successfully achieve program goals.