Oregon
Rule Rule 581-015-2140
Deafblindness


(1)

If a child is suspected of having deafblindness, the following evaluation must be conducted:

(a)

The minimum evaluation procedures for hearing impairment and vision impairment under OAR 581-015-2150 and 581-015-2180, respectively;

(b)

If the child demonstrates inconsistent or inconclusive responses in an assessment of one sensory area, a functional assessment must be administered by a state licensed educator of the visually impaired, a state licensed educator of the hearing impaired or an audiologist licensed by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

(2)

To be eligible as a child with deafblindness, the child must meet one or more of the following minimum criteria:

(a)

The child meets the minimum criteria for both vision impairment and hearing impairment under OAR 581-015-2150 and 581-015-2180, respectively; or

(b)

The child meets the minimum criteria for either vision impairment or hearing impairment and demonstrates inconsistent or inconclusive responses in an assessment of the other sensory area; or

(c)

The child meets the minimum criteria for either vision impairment or hearing impairment and has a degenerative disease or pathology that affects the acuity of the other sensory area.

(3)

For a child to be eligible for special education services as a child having deafblindness, the eligibility team must also determine that:

(a)

The childs disability has an adverse impact on the childs educational performance; and

(b)

The child needs special education services as a result of the disability.
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