Mini-Course: Preparing for School-Entry


3 - Working as Part of a Team


Under Public Law 108-446, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), a child who is deaf and has a cochlear implant may be eligible to receive special education and related services.

  • An IEP is a tool that helps document and implement a child's specific needs for special education and related services.
  • The IEP is an educational blueprint that contains an assessment of a child's strengths and challenges, short-term goals, long-term goals, and a list of the accommodations or supports that must be in place to help the child achieve those goals.
  • The team of experts will meet at least yearly to assess the child's progress toward the IEP goals.

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