The Communication Plan and PA Expanded Core Resources: Revisions and Introduction


Session Dates

Tuesday September 26, 2023 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Webinar


This networking series will provide Teachers of the Deaf and others interested participants updates regarding revisions to the Communication Plan (CP) and the PA Expanded Core Resources (ECR). Attend these sessions to become familiar with the revised Communication Plan and PA Expanded Core Resources for students who are deaf/hard of hearing. There will also be a networking opportunity for all participants to discuss how to use these resources.

  • The primary purpose of the Communication Plan is to establish discussion among all IEP team members who review the student’s needs based on communication skills and access. The result of this discussion should be used to identify the student’s present educational levels as well as to complete other sections of the IEP, including appropriate specially designed instruction and IEP goals.

  • The primary purpose of the ECR is to describe the functional skills that our students may need to gain better access to the general curriculum and to improve a students’ readiness for learning in the core curriculum by focusing on targeted skills for IEP goals, SDI, and/or related services that we know can improve access.

Target Audience

K-12 School Based Speech Language Pathologists; Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Educational Audiologists; School Administrators; Case Managers; General Education teachers; Families of students that are deaf/hard of hearing or deafblind; Educational Interpreters

Topics Covered: Deaf – Hard of Hearing

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Richele Herigan,

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Richele Herigan

Content Contact:

Erin Campion