The ability to access and learn new information, and then apply that knowledge with problem-solving skills, is crucial for success in school and life. Educators work to empower students to develop the necessary knowledge and skills they need to become proficient readers, writers, and problem solvers.

This area of the expanded core curriculum includes:

  • Concept Development
  • Comprehension
  • Study and Organization

(Source: The Expanded Core Curriculum for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing)


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.

Supporting Success for Children With Hearing Loss
The Supporting Success for Children With Hearing Loss website offers free and for-purchase resources for professionals working with students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Content covers all three areas of Functional Skills for Educational Success.