Contributed by Lisa Packer, staff writer, Healthy Hearing
Thursday, August 18th, 2016
Since the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) in 1975, the number of children mainstreamed into public schools with hearing loss has increased dramatically. About 75 percent of children with hearing loss are now mainstreamed into public schools, and about half of those children spend the majority of the day in a “hearing” classroom.
When it comes to meeting the educational needs of a child who is deaf or has hearing loss, there are many different professionals who play a part in their success.