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DHH Standard 5: Specialized Assessment

In addition to the Special Education Program Standard: Assessment of Students with Disabilities, candidates demonstrate the ability to select, adapt, administer (where appropriate), interpret and explain assessments, and make recommendations regarding services and educational progress for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, including those who are deaf-blind and/or those with additional disabilities. Candidates understand the importance of appropriate, ongoing, and a variety of assessments using the language and the communication system of students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Formal and informal assessment of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, curriculum based measurement, and writing appropriate IEP goals are infused into lesson planning assignments in CDDS 262 Seminar: Speech, CDDS 263 Seminar: Language, and CDDS 264 Seminar: School subjects. Checking and monitoring students’ assistive devices is taught in CDDS 202 Aural Rehabilitation and put into practice in the graduate speech practicum. Test selection, administration and interpretation is demonstrated through the assessment presentations, administering three assessment tools, and a case study in CDDS 255 Assessment of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.

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