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Dual-Sensory Impairment (DSI)

Definition

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.

Contacts

  • DSI Program Specialist: Leanne Grillot,
  • District DSI Coordinators

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, 4MB) for a complete listing of laws and regulations applicable to exceptional student education.

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