Florida's Model Communication Plan Florida’s Model Communication Plan (FLMCP) for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Training and Technical Assistance Module
Legislation added subsection (6) to Section 1003.55, Florida Statutes which require the Department of Education to develop a Model Communication Plan which shall be used during the development of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for a student who is deaf or hard-of-hearing. The FLMCP is still in draft form, as it has not yet been adopted into rule. To see a copy of the current draft, click HERE.
What is the purpose of the Model Communication Plan for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing?
The Model Communication Plan (MCP) is a required component of the IEP Process for students who have been identified as having the Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) exceptionality. The MCP helps to gather all data to guide the IEP team discussion on supports and services needed in the areas of language, communication, reading, assistive technology, listening, and more.
For whom does the Model Communication Plan need to be completed?
If a student has, or is being staffed as having, the DHH exceptionality, then a Model Communication Plan must be completed along with each IEP.
Although it is not required, a Model Communication Plan could benefit an educational team serving DHH students who have a 504 Plan and students who have a hearing loss but do not qualify for the DHH exceptionality.