Related Services

  • Adapted Physical Education - Direct physical education services provided by an adapted physical education specialist to pupils who have needs that cannot be adequately satisfied in other physical education programs and who may not safely, successfully or meaningfully engage in unrestricted participation in the vigorous activities of the general or modified physical education program.

    Assistive Technology Services - Any specialized training or technical support for the incorporation of assistive devices, adapted computer technology or specialized media with the educational programs to improve access for students.  

    Audiological Services - Include measurements of acuity, monitoring amplification, and use of Frequency Modulations (FM) systems.

    Counseling and Guidance - Counseling in a group setting, provided by a qualified individual pursuant to an IEP typically in social skills development. Guidance services include interpersonal, intrapersonal or family interventions, performed in an individual or group setting by a qualified individual pursuant to an IEP.

    Health and Nursing - Other Services - Services provided when a student has health problems which require nursing intervention beyond basic school health services.

    Individual Counseling - One-to-one counseling, provided by a qualified individual pursuant to an IEP.

    Interpreter Services - Sign language interpretation of spoken language to individuals whose communication is normally sign language, by a qualified sign language interpreter.

    Intensive Individualized Instruction - Student requires additional support for all or part of the day, usually for additional paraprofessional support. 

    Occupational Therapy (OT) - Services to improve a student's educational performance including postural stability, self-help abilities, sensory processing and organization,     environmental adaptations, use of assistive devices, motor planning and coordination, visual perception and integration, social and play abilities, and fine motor abilities. Both    direct and indirect services may be provided within the classroom, other educational settings or the home; in a group or on an individual basis.

    Orientation and Mobility Services -Training for students with visual impairments to develop skills to enable them to travel safely and independently around the school and in the community.

    Physical Therapy (PT) - Includes, but is not limited to therapy for motor control and coordination, posture and balance, self-help, functional mobility, accessibility and use of assistive devices. Services may be provided within the classroom, other educational settings or in the home; and may occur in groups or individually.

    Social Work Services - Includes, but not limited to, preparing a social or developmental history of a child with a disability; group and individual counseling with the child and family; working with those problems in a child's living situation (home, school, and community) that affect the child's adjustment in school; and mobilizing school and community resources to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his or her educational program.

    Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI) - Based on the evaluation and determination of the IEP team, this service may be received while in the regular education classroom, or in a separate room on a regular campus Some students will spend the majority of their time in the regular education classroom and be pulled out to a separate room for instruction by a special education teacher for a short part of the day. Others may spend the majority of their day in a separate classroom where they will receive specialized academic instruction, also from a credentialed special education teacher. In some less common circumstances, students may spend their entire day in the regular education classroom with their curriculum adapted and modified by the regular education teacher, with or without assistance from the special education teacher. The type, duration, and frequency of the service(s) is determined by the IEP team.  

    Specialized Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services - Services may include speech reading, auditory training and/or instruction in the student's mode of communication, provided by a qualified specialist. May include adapting curricula, methods, and the learning environment; and special consultation to students, parents, teachers, and other school personnel.

    Specialized Orthopedic Services - Specially designed instruction related to the unique needs of students with orthopedic disabilities, including specialized materials and equipment.

    Specialized Physical Health Care Services - Health services prescribed by the child's licensed physician or surgeon, requiring medically related training of the individual who performs the services that are necessary during the school day to enable the child to attend school.

    Specialized Services for Low Incidence Disabilities - Low incidence services are defined as those provided to the population of students who are: orthopedically impaired (OI), visually impaired (VI), deaf, hard of hearing (HH), or deaf-blind (DB). Typically, services are provided in education settings by a qualified itinerant teacher/specialist.

    Specialized Vision Services - Includes assessment of functional vision and curriculum modifications including Braille, large type and aural media. Also includes instruction in areas of need such as concept development and academic skills, communication skills (including alternative modes of reading and writing), social, emotional, career, vocational, and independent living skills.

    Speech and Language - Remedial intervention for eligible individuals with difficulty understanding or using spoken language. Services may include specialized instruction and services, monitoring, reviewing, and consultation. They may be direct or indirect, including the use of a speech consultant.