Related Services

  • The Individuals with Disabilities Act, defines related services as “such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as may be required to assist a student with a disability to benefit from specialized services, and includes but are not limited to:”


    • Adaptive Physical Education: Improve general physical health, motor skills, fundamental body movements, stamina, group participation, appreciation of sports and leisure activities, social behavior during physical education.

    • Audiology: Educational Audiologist collects and reviews audiological evaluations and classroom-based data in order to recommend hearing devices, hearing assistive technology, and accommodations. Participate as a member of the school's multidisciplinary specialized services team.

    • Augmentative Alternative Communication/Assistive Technology

    • Occupational Therapy: Improve the ability to perform everyday tasks, increase strength and dexterity, visual acuity, memory, hand-eye coordination, reasoning, functional skills, motor skills.

    • Orientation and Mobility: Mobility instruction, cane use, motor skills, safety, travel training.

    • Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments: Provide accommodations that support the curriculum, work on activities that directly promote access to the curriculum, teach use of residual vision, adaptation of materials, liaison for social services, Braille reading, cognitive awareness and visual orientation.

    • Physical Therapy: Improve and or help restore function, improve mobility, promote fitness, range of motion, balance, posture, coordination, respiration.

    • Speech-Language Pathology: Communication, speaking, listening, organizing information, comprehending what is said, articulating verbally, fluent speech, social language, auditory skills.

    • Teacher of Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provide specialized instruction to children who are deaf or hard of hearing, provide accommodations that support the curriculum and expanded core curriculum, and support the implementation of hearing device technologies to promote access.


    The mission of our department is “working together, providing specialized instruction to empower all students to achieve functional independence.”