Regional Programs for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

About this Resource

Appropriate and quality learning opportunities should exist for all children. The education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing requires specialized programs, and appropriately certified personnel with effective communication skills. The Nebraska Regional Programs was developed to support the concept of regional programs and cooperative relationships with the school districts, educational service units and consortium of school districts in order to:

•Maximize resources in providing programs and services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing
•Provide a network of support and services that will serve as the state infrastructure to link programs
together and assist in the enhancement of a child's educational program
•Provide continued support to quality educational programs, which may include center-based options
•Reinforce the belief that children who are deaf or hard of hearing benefit from education with hearing
and deaf or hard of hearing peers
•Continue state leadership and support for a full continuum of placement options for children who are
deaf or hard of hearing
•Provide social opportunities for children who are deaf or hard of hearing