What is ERCHL?
Educational Resources for Children with Hearing Loss (ERCHL) is an advisory committee to the Bureau of Special Education (BSE) and its mission is to promote excellence in the provision of educational programs and services for all Pennsylvania students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The responsibilities of ERCHL include:
- To respond to requests from the BSE for information and advice concerning the education of children who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Bring current issues pertaining to the education of children who are deaf or hard of hearing to the attention of BSE
- Advocate for and monitor standards of quality of education personnel working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing (teachers, paraprofessionals, interpreters)
- Work collaboratively with other state agencies providing services to children who are deaf or hard of hearing