Related Services

Related Services are for children ages 3-21 years and are defined as developmental, corrective, or other supportive service that is provided to help a student benefit from his/her special education program. Related services include services such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral consultation, and special transportation. Before a student can receive related services, a student must first be eligible for special education and must also demonstrate a significant deficit in skills that would in turn affect their school performance. Common related services include (see Article 7 for an exhaustive list of related services):

  • Assistive Technology: is any item or piece of equipment acquired to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability. Such devices can be as simple as pencil grips and magnifiers, or as complex as voice output devices and computer access software.
  • Occupational/Physical Therapy: These services support the development of educationally relevant skills in the areas of fine and gross motor, self-care, and mobility. The OT/PT's use an integrated service model that may include direct, indirect, consultation, technical assistance, or observation depending on the student's needs. REMINDER: Before a student can receive PT, the student is required (by law) to have a signed physician's order for physical therapy.
  • School Counseling: This related service emphasizes the development of social, behavioral, and/or learning skills to enable the student to benefit from instruction.
  • Special Transportation: This service is available to students with disabilities who are placed by the CCC outside of their neighborhood school and/or to students whose disability prevents them from using regular transportation.
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