My mom is a first grade teacher, and she has a deaf student in her class this year. The child knows very little sign language and cannot hear at all (her ears are completely closed). The school district won't hire an interpreter for her because they say that she should just get a hearing aid... The student is bright and currently on track, but my mom's beginning to teach curriculum next week, and has no idea of how to work with her without talking, and is afraid that she will get behind very quickly. The student does not even know all of the alphabet in sign language, although the class as a whole has been learning this and some basic signs from the Signing Time videos. Is there any law that makes a school provide an interpreter? Any tips I can pass along to my mom?