• What is SELA?


    The 86th Texas Legislature finds that children who are deaf or hard of hearing are often at risk for language delay or deprivation. The purpose of HB 548 is to generate and monitor data on the language acquisition of children eight years of age or younger who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

    The Texas Education Agency (TEA), Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC), and Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) have created a sub-committee of experts in language acquisition and deaf education to determine appropriate language acquisition assessments and/or tools to be used for data collection.


    Program Area Presentation SELA

    SELA Data Collection

    TSDS Access to SELA

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