Operating Guidelines

Texas School for the Deaf strives to provide all needed services, modifications, and accommodations each child needs to access their education. Should students need additional services, an evaluation will be conducted to determine whether the child qualifies. 
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Accessible Instructional Materials

Accommodations and Modifications

Adapted Physical Education

Adaptive Equipment

Adult Students and Transfer of Rights

Alternate Curriculum and Assessments

Applied Program

ARD IEP Process

Assistive Technology

Audiological Services

Conducting an Evaluation

Determination of FAPE and Compensatory Services

Development of the IEP

Disability Categories

Discipline & Special Education

Dyslexia and Related Disorders

Parent Infant Program

Eligibility Determination and Documentation

Extended School Year Services

Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE)

Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)

Glossary of Terms

Health and Medical Services


Child Find

Independent Educational Evaluation

Legal Framework

Occupational Therapy

Orientation and Mobility

Parent Guide to the ARD Process

Procedural Safeguards

Parent & In Home Training

Physical Therapy

Psychological Services & Counseling

Re-Evaluation Process

Rules and Regulations


Medicaid Reimbursement

Speech-Language Services

State Performance Plan (SPP)

Student Records

Summary of Performance

Surrogate Parent

or Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)

Transition Policies and Procedures

Translation and Interpretation Services


Visual Impairment/

Deaf Blind


For more information regarding any of the items listed above, you may contact: 

Elizabeth Sterling, M.Ed.
Special Education Director