TOOL TIME TUESDAY 4/4/23: How IEP Teams Determine Needs for Related Services
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. Related services include, but are not limited to, 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. Laurie Ray, PT, PhD., serves as the Consultant for Physical Therapy & Medicaid at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Office of Exceptional Children and will be sharing information on how IEP teams determine needs for related services.