Deaf/Hard of Hearing

MDE-LIO provides tools and services to support students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing


View upcoming events for MDE-LIO and other Michigan organizations

  • Conferences
  • Workshops

Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)

  • Learn how to register for the EIPA
  • Read the EIPA requirements

Service Delivery Tools

Use these tools to guide discussions around students' needs and educational planning, including:

  • MDE-LIO's Educational Impact Matrix

  • Early Childhood guides

  • Secondary transition guides

  • Tools for communication needs

DHH Outreach Support

  • Request support for a question involving your student
  • Read the support request guidelines

Expanded Core Curriculum

Find information about skills that extend beyond the core academic curriculum, such as:

  • Audiology
  • Career Education
  • Communication
  • Self-Determination and Advocacy

Professional Library

Borrow from our collection of professional development materials, including:

  • American Sign Language and interpreting materials
  • Educational books and materials for preschool through transition
  • Books and materials for parents 

Laws, Rules, and Regulations

  • Review summaries of key state and federal rules and regulations impacting students who are DHH
  • Find guidance and interpretations from the U.S. Department of Education

DHH Resources

  • Advocacy organizations
  • Postsecondary information
  • Professional development
  • Research documents

American Sign Language (ASL) Assessments

  • Request ASL assessments and learn more about the assessments offered.