That's not true Joe. Adding deafblind as a secondary eligibility allows the IEP team to add deafblind modifications and accommodations. Many school districts add deafblind as primary and that causes a problem with placement. Many deafblind students have multiple impairments and their lack of communication is due to their inability to process and acquire a formal mode of communication. This means braille and sign language may not be the best modes. Many deafblind and multiple impaired students use augmentative communication devices; i.e. single button switches to communicate, tactile symbols, pictures.
Topic: The importance of having the disability of deaf-blindness “checked” in the IEP
By Linda B
Subject Primary Cognitively Impaired Secondary deafblind