Evaluating Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Learners in Mainstream Settings

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. know what to do when asked to assess students who are Deaf or hard of hearing
  2. identify relevant risk and resilience factors
  3. methodically select and adapt assessment tools and methods
  4. write about student profiles of strengths and weakness with appropriate caveats
  5. know when it is appropriate to seek additional expertise in working with DHH students


Students with communicatively significant hearing loss increasingly attend regular classrooms, and many are referred for assessment. Myriad additional risk and resilience factors become important that are not a typical part of evaluations with hearing students, and assessment tools and methods may require accommodations and modifications. This practical skills workshop will help prepare practitioners to evaluate students who are deaf or hard of hearing and to know when to seek further consultation.



Peter K. Isquith, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital


Matthew E. Fasano-McCarron, PsyD, Terrell A. Clark, Rachel Landsman


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