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House Bill (S)

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Center for deaf and hard of hearing education. Requires the center for deaf and hard of hearing education (center) to: (1) select language developmental milestones for inclusion as a parent resource for parents with children who are deaf or hard of hearing; (2) select tools and assessments to assess the language and English literacy development of children who are deaf or hard of hearing; (3) distribute a parent resource to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing; and (4) provide training and technical assistance to local educational agencies to use the tools and assessments. Requires that a Center for deaf and hard of hearing education. Requires the center for deaf and hard of hearing education (center) to: (1) select language developmental milestones for inclusion as a parent resource for parents with children who are deaf or hard of hearing; (2) select tools and assessments to assess the language and English literacy development of children who are deaf or hard of hearing; (3) distribute a parent resource to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing; and (4) provide training and technical assistance to local educational agencies to use the tools and assessments. Requires that a child's individualized education program, individualized family service plan, or Section 504 plan must provide recommendations to assist the child in attaining English literacy. Requires the director of the center to appoint an advisory committee to solicit input from experts on the selection of language developmental milestones for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Requires the advisory committee to select language developmental milestones for inclusion as a parent resource for parents with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Requires the center to prepare a report and post the report on its Internet web site that is specific to language and English literacy development of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (including children who are less than 10 years of age and are deaf or hard of hearing and have other disabilities) relative to their peers who are not deaf or hard of hearing. ... View more