Deaf and Hard of Hearing Exceptionality

What it is

A formal exceptionality identified by and Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC), in the category of Communication. Also a medically-diagnosed condition, involving the inability, or severe reduction in ability, to hear.


See the teaching strategies for these areas of student need:


Information about cochlear implants.

An outline of the types of hearing loss and what parents should be looking out for. From The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Variety of information on hearing loss, including video demonstration on how FM system works and answers to frequently asked questions about FM systems. See Counseling and Products section.

Student Needs IPRC Exceptionalites Diagnosed Conditions