Meeting the Communication Needs of Students with Hearing, Vision, or Speech Disabilities (Fact Sheet for Parents) November 2014


What do Federal laws require of a public school to meet the communication needs of students with hearing, vision, or speech disabilities? Will the aids and services required be the same under both Federal laws? Does the school have to give a student the aid or service the parents request? What types of aids or services could be required for students? Where can I get more information about the rights of students with hearing, vision or speech disabilities? (U.S. Department of Education)


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Assistive Technology Collaboration Communication - AT Communication/Language Elementary Federal Laws Hearing Impairment High School Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Literacy Middle School Parent/Family Preschool Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) Speech/Language Impairment Vision Impairment