Related Services are support services needed to help children with disabilities benefit from special education. Related services are identified by the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Team when the IEP is written.
Related services do not stand alone. In other words, a student who only requires a related service is not considered a student with a disability.
The following are all related services:
Medical services (i.e. services provided by a licensed physician to determine a child's medically-related disability)
Occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant services (please view the Occupational Therapy Guide)
Orientation and mobility services
Parent counseling and training
Physical therapy and physical therapy assistant services
Rehabilitation counseling services
School health services
School nursing services
School psychological services
Social work services in schools
Speech-language pathology services