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The Expanded Core Curriculum for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (ECC-DHH)

In addition to the essential skills and concepts of the Iowa Core, students who are deaf or hard of hearing have specialized needs not covered in the general education curriculum.  The purpose of the Expanded Core Curriculum for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (ECC-DHH) is to be a resource for IFSP and IEP team members when developing educational plans for a student who is deaf or hard or hearing.  This tool is designed for teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing and education audiologists to address these identified areas that are either not taught or require specific and direct teaching.  The intent of the ECC-DHH is to be a framework for addressing unique needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The following nine documents comprise the ECC-DHH and accompanying resources:

1 of 9 ECC-DHH revised January 2013

2 of 9 ECC-DHH and Iowa Core Alignment

3 of 9 ECC-DHH Directions for the IFSP

4 of 9 ECC-DHH Directions for the IEP

5 of 9 ECC-DHH Checklist

6 of 9 ECC-DHH Needs Assessment

7 of 9 ECC-DHH Worksheet

8 of 9 ECC-DHH Assessments

9 of 9 ECC-DHH Assessment Matrix

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Educational Interpreters

The following documents provide guidance for AEA and LEA administrators; IEP teams, including parents and educational interpreters.

Iowa Guidelines for Educational Sign Language Interpreters/Transliterators

Sign Language Interpreter Licensure Information January 2013

Hiring Sign Language Interpreters January 2013

Substitute Sign Language Interpreters in K-12 Settings January 2013

Sign Language Interpreter Evaluation Rubric K-12

Speech to text services January 2013

Sign Language Interpreter FAQs January 2013

Sign Language Interpreters and IEP Meetings January 2013

Legal Requirements and Reports

 

Communication Plan

In developing an IEP for a child who is deaf or hard of hearing, IDEA 2004 300.324 (a)(iv) says that “the IEP Team must consider the communication needs of the child, and in the case of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing, consider the child’s language and communication needs, opportunities for direct communication with peers and professional personnel in the child’s language and communication mode, academic level, and full range of needs, including opportunities for direct instruction in the child’s language and communication mode;”

 

A model Communication Plan for IEP teams.

Communication Plan

 

Directions for the model Communication Plan.

Directions for the Communication Plan

 

Achievement Data Reports

Data on Iowa Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, 06-07

Addendum to Data on Iowa Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Supplemental Analysis of Achievement Data on Iowa Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Sign Language Interpreters are required to hold an Iowa license.
Legal requirements are found at http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/laws.asp?board=ihi.

Links

AG Bell of Iowa Chapter
http://tinyurl.com/agbellofiowa

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Lending Library:
http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org/resources/reslibrary.php

http://www.humanrights.iowa.gov/ds/the-library/index.html

Deaf Linx
http://www.deaflinx.com

Deaf Services Commission of Iowa
http://www.humanrights.iowa.gov/ds

Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)
http://www.dcmp.org/

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention ( EHDI )
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/iaehdi/

Educational Interpreting
http://www.classroominterpreting.org/home.asp

Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) testing through TASK12
http://www.task12.org/

Guide By Your Side
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/iaehdi/program.asp

Hands and Voices
http://www.handsandvoices.org

http://iowahandsandvoices.org/default.htm

Interpreter Licensure in Iowa
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/board_home.asp?board=ihi
 

Iowa Licensed Interpreter Search
http://new.iowastaterid.org/Interpreter_Search.php

Iowa Association of the Deaf (IAD)
http://www.iowadeaf.com

Iowa Licensed Interpreter Search
http://new.iowastaterid.org/Interpreter_Search.php

Iowa Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (ISRID) and workshop information
http://new.iowastaterid.org/

Iowa School for the Deaf
http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org/

Iowa's Deafblind Services Project
http://www.iadeafblind.k12.ia.us/

PEPNet 2.0 (Postsecondary Education Programs Network)
http://www.pepnet.org/

 

Contact

Marsha Gunderson, Consultant
Educational Audiology and Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Education
Iowa Department of Education
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-366-3284 V/TTY
712-366-3230 fax
mgunderson@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on July 13, 2014 at 11:04pm.