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Placement Issues

Placement refers to where a child gets educational services. There are different types of schools and programs that deaf and hard of hearing children could attend. This is a list of possible placements for deaf and hard of hearing children:

  • Local public school classroom
  • Public school classroom with resource room support
  • Separate classroom in public school
  • Separate nonresidential schools, public or private
  • Separate residential schools, public or private
  • Homebound or hospital environments

The IEP team has to discuss many considerations when deciding which placement will work best for a deaf or hard of hearing student. We explain these considerations on the next page, "Placement Considerations."

Placement Considerations

For links to other programs providing information on placement for deaf and hard of hearing students:
Other Placement Resources