A Note from Uncle Dale: T-I-Ps for Work with IEPs

Dale Boam, CI, Attorney at Law

Years ago in my role as an attorney, a school district hired me to observe and evaluate its mainstreaming services for students who are Deaf…

(I can tell this story because I produced a public document). The district was huge, covering an urban center and extending into rural communities. It had a well-developed Deaf education program (two schools for the Deaf had closed leaving a void. The district absorbed most of the larger of the two schools, but then displaced students outside the boundaries had clamored for access and Deaf students simply poured in). There were Deaf education classrooms in two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. Interpreters worked in these schools and others throughout the district.  

I requested interviews with a random sample of interpreters. The