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Identification & Referral

The federal definition of deaf-blindness states, "Deaf-blindness means concomitant hearing and visual impairments, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental and educational needs that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for children with deafness or children with blindness 34 CFR 300.7 (c) (2). The earlier a child is identified as deaf-blind the sooner appropriate intervention can begin.

Children Who Are Deaf-Blind

Early Identification and Referral : Partnerships in Action

Early Identification and Referral of Infants Who Are Deaf-Blind

Early Identification and Referral Self-Assessment Guide

Increasing Knowledge about Evidence Based Practices

National Technical Assistance Initiative: Activities Related to Early Identification

The NCHAM eBook: A Resource Guide for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

Kentucky Outreach to the Medical Community - Materials and Presentation

NCDB 2008 Early Childhood Needs Survey: Summary

NCDB Webinar Series: EI&R Improvement Process

Other Resources on Identifying Children Who Are Deaf-Blind

Promoting Early Identification and Intervention for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Children with Vision Impairment, and Children with DeafBlind Conditions

Tool for Identifying Vision and Hearing Loss in Children with Multiple Disabilities

Using Evidence-based Strategies and Technical Assistance to Improve Identification of Infants and Toddlers with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss

What Does Your Child See? What Does Your Child Hear?

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