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New Mexico Collaborative Service Delivery Model for Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Unique characteristics of the Land of Enchantment. Geography and size: 5 th largest state Demographics 36 th in population – is mostly rural Cultural and linguistic diversity

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New mexico collaborative service delivery model for students who are deaf and hard of hearing

New Mexico Collaborative Service Delivery Model for Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Unique characteristics of the land of enchantment

Unique characteristics of the Land of Enchantment

  • Geography and size: 5th largest state

  • Demographics

    • 36th in population – is mostly rural

    • Cultural and linguistic diversity

    • Social economic and education realities


New mexico s uniqueness

New Mexico’s Uniqueness

NMUSA

Below 18%12%

poverty

Non-English37%18%

Hispanic42%12.5%

Native Am.10%1%

Persons per1580

sq mile


Overview of education of the deaf and hard of hearing issues in nm

Overview of Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Issues in NM

  • Systems (NMSD, PED, DOH, CDHH, BIA)

  • Formation of the Task Force and its Report

  • Educational Bill of Rights for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • NMSD’s Dual Role – its Vision and Mission


Current initiatives

Current Initiatives

  • Early Childhood

    • Statewide Birth – 6

    • Public Schools and Headstart

    • Satellite Preschools/Kindergarten


Current initiatives1

Current Initiatives

  • School Age

    • Educational Support to Public Schools

    • Center for Information, Training and Professional Development

    • Liaison

    • Student Evaluations


Current initiatives cont

Current Initiatives (cont.)

  • Projects

    • New Mexico Hands and Voices

    • Professional Development Scholarship Awards

    • Recommended Practices Materials

    • Communication Considerations IEP Addendum and Training

    • Outreach Evaluation Restructure

    • Support to Educational Interpreters

    • NBHS and Early Intervention Hearing Screening


Current initiatives cont1

Current Initiatives (cont.)

  • Challenges and Gaps

    • Resources (staff and critical mass) to both rural areas and population centers

    • Measuring student outcomes of initiatives and projects

    • Education of general and special education professionals and families on the impact of hearing loss and the critical nature of intact language to academic and social success

    • Collaborative planning and decision making


Current initiatives cont2

Current Initiatives (cont.)

  • Next Steps

    • Building Capacity

    • Strengthening Connections

    • Clarifying roles and relationship between PED and NMSD

    • Measuring outcomes for efficacy


Thank you

Thank you!


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