Teachers may use the tools below for professional development or to enhance their support for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH).

MDE-LIO does not endorse the purchase or use of any non-State Board of Education-adopted commercial products. Products and services noted below are included for information only and their inclusion should not be interpreted as a recommendation of MDE-LIO.


Educational Supports for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
This Edupaths course created by MDE-LIO provides an overview of educational supports available for students who are DHH, how to access resources, and how to best support students who are DHH in the classroom and at school.

DHH COVID-19 Resources
This page includes resources from MDE-LIO's LIVE With LIO webinars, information from other organizations, and ways to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DHH Consortium for Teacher Preparation
The Michigan Department of Education has partnered with several out-of-state institutions of higher education that have teacher preparation programs. Together, they deliver an online endorsement program that allows certified teachers to earn an additional endorsement in DHH on their Michigan teaching certificate. The program is managed through the Aquinas College School of Education.

Teacher Consultants for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Roles and Functions [PDF]
Michigan School Professionals for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (MSPSDHH) offers a list of potential job responsibilities for teacher consultants.

Classroom Interpreting Guide for Teachers
This Gallaudet University guide helps classroom teachers work with and understand the role of interpreters in the classroom. To receive the guide, fill out a quick survey and the guide will be emailed to you.

Optimizing Outcomes for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Educational Service Guidelines [PDF]
This document describes essential program elements and features that must be considered when designing appropriate services for students who are DHH. The guidelines represent best practices from the field.