REPD provides services to deaf or hard of hearing students who are 0-22 years of age. Students in the program are placed in the least restrictive environment with the supports and services individually designed for them to make academic gain.
The program meets the following objectives:
Admission to the Program
The home school or district seeking to admit a student to REPD will be responsible for completing the referral to special education. As a student being considered with an Auditory Impairment, the Full Individual Evaluation must consist of these three parts:
Part A: Otological Examination
Part B: Audiological Evaluation
Part C: Communication Evaluation (to be completed with the assistance of a teacher of the deaf)
Admission, Review, & Dismissal (ARD Committee)
Membership of the ARD committee will include the REPD program director or designee, and a teacher of the deaf considering placement into the REPD program. A teacher of the deaf must participate in any ARD in which issues involving auditory impairments are to be considered.
The initial ARD to determine placement of a student with an auditory impairment will be held on the student's home campus. If the ARD committee determines that the most appropriate placement for the student is in the REPD, an ARD supplement admitting the student into the program will be included.
Once the student has been admitted to REPD, the ARD Committee will meet in Amarillo at the student's REPD campus. If student resides out of district, the sending district's Special Education Director, or designee, will be invited to each ARD meeting.
The student's sending district will provide transportation daily to and from the REPD school site.