Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH) and
Visual Impairment (VI) Programs

Students with low incidence disabilities, including hearing loss and/or vision impairments, are provided with specialized support in district schools, special education classrooms, and other community settings. Services may be provided as “pull out” activities, where students are taken out of their classroom for specialized support during the school day, or as direct assistance provided within the context of the classroom.

DHH Program

The DHH Program serves deaf and hard of hearing students from 3 to 22 years old, whose hearing losses range from mild to profound. The program offers a continuum of services that is based on student need and responds to communication preferences.

Resource
100 Signs for Parents and Teachers

Screening
Students are considered for referral to the DHH Program when district personnel complete and submit a DHH Screening Packet (pdf) and this packet is reviewed by SCOE to determine student eligibility.

Referral
Once student eligibility has been confirmed, a SELPA Special Education Referral form is completed and signed by appropriate school personnel. Other documents may also be required from the school or sent to the student's parents at this time.
Special Education Referral (pdf)
DHH Program Brochure, English (pdf)
DHH Program Brochure, Spanish (pdf)
Consent to Release or Exchange Information, English (pdf)
Consent to Release or Exchange Information, Spanish (pdf)
Special Education Rights of Parents and Children, English (pdf)
Special Education Rights of Parents and Children, Spanish (pdf)

Submit referrals to:
SCOE DHH Program
La Fiesta Educational Center
8511 Liman Way, Building A
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Fax (707) 792-4566

VI Program

The Special Education Department at SCOE provides services and learning resources for students from 3 to 22 years old who meet the eligibility criteria for Visual Impairment (VI). VI support may range from daily intervention for students with intense needs – Braille users or very low vision students, for example – to monthly consultation for students who require less assistance. Learn more in this overview of Services for Students with Visual Impairments (pdf).

Referral
Referral Procedure for VI Services (pdf)
Physician Response Form (pdf)
Special Education Referral, SELPA 21 (pdf)
Special Education Referral Addendum (pdf)

Submit referrals to:
SCOE VI Program
La Fiesta Educational Center
8511 Liman Way, Building A
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Fax (707) 792-4566