In 1996, the Eliza Willard Assessment Center was established to identify needs and find resources to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children and their families throughout the State of Indiana.
Services are free and available year around to deaf and hard of hearing children who are residents of Indiana.
Rationale as determined by the Transition Plan for the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education
a) To promote appropriate assessment of children by qualified professionals for the purposes of eligibility determination, language and goal planning, placement considerations, monitoring performance, and identifying additional learning challenges and developmental needs.
b) To provide resources to help early intervention (birth to three) programs and school corporations build capacity to meet the unique needs of children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Parents, providers, specialists and public school administrators may refer to the assessment team by completing a Referral To The Multi-disciplinary Assessment Team available at the CDHHE website, by contacting CDHHE@isdh.in.gov, or calling any of the following numbers: 855-875-5193 (toll free), 317-232-7349 (local), or 317-520-3301 (VP).
Services Available to Families and Schools
Multi-disciplinary Assessments may include some or all of the following and can be done in collaboration with local school Multi-disciplinary teams:
- Audiology Assessments
- Communication and Language Assessments, in the child’s/student’s native language and mode of communication
- Academic Assessment
- Cognitive Assessment
- Social-Emotional Assessment
- Access Technology Assessment
How do I schedule an evaluation?
Contact Pam Burchett at 317-232-6572, 317-493-0476 VP, or 317-550-4873 FAX. You may use CDHHE@isdh.in.gov to send an Email.