Supports and Services

Related ServicesThe term “related services” means transportation, and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services (including speech-language pathology and audiology services, interpreting services, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, recreation, including therapeutic recreation, social work services, school nurse services designed to enable a child with a disability to receive a free appropriate public education as described in the individualized education program of the child, counseling services, including rehabilitation counseling, orientation and mobility services, and medical services, except that such medical services shall be for diagnostic and evaluation purposes only) as may be required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education, and includes the early identification and assessment of disabling conditions in children.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/20/1401


Physical Therapy- Physical therapists work collaboratively with a student’s IEP team to improve student access and participation in school and community settings.
http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/rs-pt#sthash.pCSH141k.dpuf


Occupational Therapy- Occupational therapy works to ensure that a student can participate in the full breadth of school activities—from paying attention in class; concentrating on the task at hand; holding a pencil, musical instrument, or book in the easiest way; or just behaving appropriately in class.
http://www.nscsd.org/webpages/larcuri/index.cfm?subpage=26966