2022 HELIX In-Person Experience: High Expectations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

04. How Do Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Improve Access to the Curriculum for Students?

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Session Dates

Monday November 14, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel


Access to the general curriculum is an essential component of FAPE for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Participants will work in groups to explore the concept of "access" and the areas of instruction on which IEP teams can focus to improve access.

Participants will be able to:

  • Construct a shared definition of “access to curriculum.”
  • Identify possible barriers to access for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and how to reduce the barriers.
  • Identify instructional elements that promote access for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Target Audience

Teachers, administrators, speech language pathologists, related service providers, consultants, training and consulting staff, paraprofessionals, family members Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Annette Bauerlein, at 810-878-7211, or abauerlein@pattankop.net.

Event Info

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Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Barbara Chubb, Lindsey Binkle

Event Contact:

Content Contact:

Kristin Starosta