Odyssey magazine

Capitalizing on Community: Using Data and Collaborating for Children's Language Instruction

Form-ing a Meeting: For Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and the Professionals Who Work with Them

By Martha M. French and Susan C. Searls

These three forms were designed by the Early Childhood Center at the Rochester School for the Deaf in New York. They may be downloaded and adapted to use at your school or program.

  1. Facilitator FormThis form is what the facilitator uses as a reference for the Language Development Planning Meeting. It is not displayed or given as a handout.

  2. Teacher Form: The teacher uses this form to plan his or her descriptive presentation about the child. During the presentation, the assessment information (side 1) is displayed. The focus questions are also displayed when the team is ready to discuss suggestions.

  3. Notetaker FormThe notetaker's work is shared with everyone after the meeting.

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