Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing (DHH)
DefinitionA student who is deaf or hard-of-hearing has a hearing loss aided or unaided, that impacts the processing of linguistic information and which adversely affects performance in the educational environment. The degree of loss may range from mild to profound.
State Laws and RegulationsThe rule referenced below is specific to DHH. Please refer to Volume I-B: Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules, Excerpts Related to Exceptional Student Education (PDF, 9MB) for a complete listing of laws and regulations applicable to exceptional student education.
- Rule 6A-6.03013, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), Exceptional Student Education Eligibility for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing (Word)
- Communication Plan (Fillable Form) (Word, 311KB)
Department of Education Resources
- Technical Assistance Paper 2012-103 - Interpreting Services for Students Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind (PDF)
- Florida's Educational Opportunities for Students with Sensory Impairments (8.5 x 11) (PDF, 821KB)
- Florida's Educational Opportunities for Students with Sensory Impairments (folded booklet style) (PDF, 1MB)
- Screening Guide for Usher Syndrome (PDF, 3MB)
- Technical Assistance Paper FY 2007-5 – Meeting the Educational Needs of Students with Cochlear Implants and IDEA 2004 (PDF, 274KB)
- Educational Interpreters Project
- Outreach for Visually and Hearing Impaired Services
- Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (RMTC-D/HH)