Other Related Services

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B.I.G. Solutions collaborates closely with “related services” under IDEA 2004 defined in Section 300.34 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as those services “required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education”

Related services means transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education, and includes speech-language pathology and audiology services, interpreting services, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, recreation, including therapeutic recreation, early identification and assessment of disabilities in children, counseling services, including rehabilitation counseling, orientation and mobility services, and medical services for diagnostic or evaluation purposes. Related services also include school health services and school nurse services, social work services in schools, and parent counseling and training.

Services provided by a licensed physician to determine a child’s medically-related disability that results in the child’s need for special education and related services.

U.S. Department of Education

Health professionals whose purpose in a public school setting is to support a child’s engagement and participation in daily occupations, which include activities of daily living, education, prevocational work, play, rest, leisure, and social participation


(American Occupational Therapy Association 2008)

Health professionals whose purpose is to correct, facilitate, or adapt the child’s functional performance in motor control and coordination, posture and balance, functional mobility, accessibility, and use of assistive devices


American Physical Therapy Association www.apta.org

Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses. These therapists use a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts; drama, music, and dance; sports and games; aquatics; and community outings to help maintain or improve a patient’s physical, social, and emotional wellbeing.


United States Department of Labor www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/recreational-therapists.htm

Work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.


American Speech-Language Hearing Association www.asha.org

Health services that are designed to enable a child with a disability to receive FAPE as described in the child’s IEP. School nurse services are services provided by a qualified school nurse.

Primarily provided to support the needs of children with hearing loss and includes (but is not limited to) key services such as determining the range, nature, and degree of a child’s hearing loss and both group and individual needs for amplification.

Teachers who teach students specifically designed physical education programs as determined by the local level special education assessment.


California Commission on Teacher Credentialing www.ctc.ca.gov

Services provided by qualified social workers, psychologists, guidance counselors, or other qualified personnel.

Parent Counseling and Training – Parent counseling and training means assisting parents in understanding the special needs of their child; Providing parents with information about child development; and Helping parents to acquire the necessary skills that will allow them to support the implementation of their child’s IEP or IFSP.

*Educationally Related Intensive Counseling Services (ERICS) in LAUSD are offered by credentialed Psychiatric Social Workers and Credentialed School Psychologists.

Services provided by qualified personnel in individual or group sessions that focus specifically on career development, employment preparation, achieving independence, and integration of a student with a disability into the workplace and community of a student with a disability. The term also includes vocational rehabilitation services provided to a student with a disability by vocational rehabilitation programs funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 701 et seq.

U.S. Department of Education

Services provided to blind or visually impaired children by qualified personnel to enable those students to attain systematic orientation to and safe movement within their environments in school, home, and community; and Includes teaching children the following, as appropriate:

Spatial and environmental concepts and use of information received by the senses (such as sound, temperature and vibrations) to establish, maintain, or regain orientation and line of travel (e.g., using sound at a traffic light to cross the street); To use the long cane or a service animal to supplement visual travel skills or as a tool for safely negotiating the environment for children with no available travel vision; To understand and use remaining vision and distance low vision aids; and Other concepts, techniques, and tools.

U.S. Department of Education

Oral transliteration services, cued language transliteration services, sign language transliteration and interpreting services, and transcription services, such as communication access real-time translation (CART), C-Print, and TypeWell; and special interpreting services for children who are deaf-blind.


Individuals with exceptional needs who require developmental or corrective instruction and who are precluded from participation in the activities of the general physical education program, modified general physical education program, or in a specially designed physical education program in a special class.

Administering psychological and educational tests, and other assessment procedures; Interpreting assessment results; Obtaining, integrating, and interpreting information about child behavior and conditions relating to learning; Consulting with other staff members in planning school programs to meet the special educational needs of children as indicated by psychological tests, interviews, direct observation, and behavioral evaluations; Planning and managing a program of psychological services, including psychological counseling for children and parents; and Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.

Preparing a social or developmental history on a child with a disability; Group and individual counseling with the child and family; Working in partnership with parents and others on those problems in a child’s living situation (home, school, and community) that affect the child’s adjustment in school; Mobilizing school and community resources to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his or her educational program; and Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.

U.S. Department of Education

This service can help parents enhance the vital role they play in the lives of their children.  The training can assist parents in understanding the special needs of their child by providing parents with information about child development; and helping parents to acquire the necessary skills that will allow them to support the implementation of their child’s IEP or IFSP.

IDEA defines transportation as travel to and from school and between schools; travel in and around school buildings; and specialized equipment (such as special or adapted buses, lifts, and ramps).