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Hearing Impairment, Including Deafness

COVID-19 and Special Education

View information for educators and parents to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 resources for special education

Weekly Meetings & Office Hours

Weekly Meetings

Shauna Moden will be offering deaf/hard of weekly meetings on Thursdays from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. To join these meetings, pre-register at the registration button. You can also preview a schedule of topics, and/or view past Zoom collaborations.

Register for DH/H Weekly Meetings

Office Hours

Bring your questions to the CDE DHH Leadership Team to the DH/H Open Office Hours every Friday from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. Colorado school staff and administrators are welcome to join.


Join the DH/H office hours

Meeting ID: 649 694 144

Definition: A child with a hearing impairment, including deafness shall have a deficiency in hearing sensitivity as demonstrated by an elevated threshold of auditory sensitivity to pure tones or speech where even with the help of amplification, the student is prevented from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education.

The Colorado Rules for the Administration of the Exceptional Children’s Educational Act (ECEA) defines the criteria for identifying a student with a hearing disability (Deaf/Hard of Hearing). Colorado’s Deaf Child Bill of Rights (1996) requires that all students with a hearing disability have a Communication Plan that considers students’ communicative needs as they relate to social and emotional development. The following links give access to documents related to the field of Deaf Education.


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  • Employment/Job Listings
  • Professional Information for Teachers of the Deaf, Educational Audiologists, and Educational Interpreters

Parent/Family Resources

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  • Organization Websites
  • Resources

Services/Support Programs

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  • Listservs
  • Forms and Documents
  • Webinar Information
  • Mentor Program


For more information about services for students who are hearing impaired, please contact:

Shauna Moden, Deaf Education Specialist
Phone: 303-866-6707
Email Shauna Moden



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