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In response to Ohio’s need for additional educators equipped to support learners with low incidence and/or sensory disabilities, the Compact identified a funding priority area focused on preparation and personnel development in the area of Sensory Impairment.

This work involves the development of course content leading to a to-be-established sensory impairment endorsement for Ohio educators. The intended outcome is increased capacity among practicing intervention specialists to more effectively meet the needs of children with sensory and dual sensory impairments.

More information about the institution engaged in Priority 3 Incentive Grant efforts appears below.

Priority #3

Preparation and Personnel Development in Sensory Impairment

Shawnee State University and University of Rio Grande (Consortium Project)
Title: Broadening Horizons: Expanding the Support Structures for Students with Sensory and Dual-sensory Impairments in Rural, Southern Ohio
Doug Sturgeon, Principal Investigator; Nanetta Fults, Co-principal Investigator

A comprehensive two-phase study examined national context and the experiences of districts in Ohio in addressing the needs of students with low incidence sensory disabilities. Click here to review highlights of the study.

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Compact News & Notes

New Incentive Grants

The Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children is calling for applications to implement sustainable improvements in Ohio’s personnel preparation system for teachers and administrators, and contribute to...

Learn more »

Conference Handouts Now Available

The 4th Annual Statewide Conference took place February 2 & 3, 2017 at The Conference Center at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio

Click here to view the conference speaker handouts

~ Ohio Deans Compact ~

Improving the capacity of teacher education, educational leadership, and related services personnel preparation programs in Ohio to better prepare educators to effectively teach and support every child through collaborative inquiry, meaningful partnership, and collective action.