Sometimes you and the teacher can work together to put informal supports in place without an IEP or 504 plan.
For example, if your child has trouble with writing, the teacher might let him give answers to a test verbally. They don’t change what kids are taught or tested on.
Instead, they support kids’ ability to learn well in the classroom and show their knowledge on tests by removing obstacles.
It is important to keep in mind that research and practical experience prove time and again that accommodations like those described below for Deaf/HH students (and most accommodations made for all students with disabilities) not only benefit the intended student(s), but all students.
It’s a way to make sure your child’s learning and attention issues don’t get in the way of showing what he knows.
All Deaf/HH students are different and require different accommodations based on their experience, degree of hearing loss, and preferred mode of communication.