Administrators may use the tools below as they support staff members and supervise programs and services 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.
MDE-LIO's service directory provides an overview of the programs and services each Michigan intermediate school district (ISD) offers for students who are DHH.
Michigan Department of Education Accessibility for Persons Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing or Blind/Low Vision
We are currently updating this document. For immediate assistance, please contact MDE-LIO.
This MDE-LIO tool guides supervisors and administrators as they evaluate educators in the fields of DHH, Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI), and orientation and mobility (O&M).
This Gallaudet University guide helps school administrators understand the need for and importance of educational interpreters. To receive the guide, fill out a quick survey and the guide will be emailed to you. You can also download a complete set of six Gallaudet University classroom interpreting guides.
This brief report from the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) explores the concern of the shortage of Educational Interpreters for students who are DHH in an effort to help the education community make informed personnel decisions.
This brief report from NASDSE examines data around the personnel to support the education of children and youth with DeafBlindness.
This document, from the National Association of Interpreters in Education, is part of a national effort to identify educational interpreting standards and considerations for interpreter qualifications, roles, responsibilities, and appropriate hiring practices.
National Data Reports
This brief policy report from NASDSE analyzes information from directors of special education and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C coordinators. Analysis indicates some significant variations between and within the school-age and Part C programs.
This document from NASDSE describes and compares state infrastructures and programs for serving children and youth who are DHH. The document covers a wide range of topics and includes recommendations.