Dual-Sensory Impairment (DSI)
A student who has dual-sensory impairments affecting both vision and hearing, the combination of which causes a serious impairment in the abilities to acquire information, communicate, or function within the environment, or who has a degenerative condition which will lead to such an impairment.
State Laws and Regulations
The rule referenced below is specific to DSI. Please refer to Volume I-B: Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules, Excerpts Related to Exceptional Student Education (PDF) for a complete listing of laws and regulations applicable to exceptional student education.
- Rule 6A-6.03022, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), Special Programs for Students Who Are Dual-Sensory Impaired
- Communication Plan
- Communication Plan (Fillable Form) (Word)
Department of Education Resources
- Florida's Educational Opportunities for Students with Sensory Impairments (8.5 x 11) (PDF)
- Florida's Educational Opportunities for Students with Sensory Impairments (folded booklet style) (PDF)
- Screening Guide for Usher Syndrome (PDF)