Exceptional Programs Office - Instructional Support
IDEA 2004 defines related services as: "(26) Related services.--(A) In general.--The 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." 34 CFR Section Sec. 602 (26) (A). To learn more, click here
Services provided to support student learning
Central Consolidated School district recognizes the critical role that related service providers play in supporting student learning. We are committed to providing the services outlined in your child's Individualized Educational Program.
Audiology: Works with hearing, balance, and related issues.
Speech and Language Pathology: Works with students who exhibit communication disorders and some swallowing disorders. Speech pathologists are able to assist with speech production needs and language challenges.
Occupational Therapy: Works with students to use treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of their patients with a physical, mental or developmental condition, including fine motor function therapy.
Transition/Rehabilitation Counseling: Provide support for students to prepare for graduation. Counselors assist students with career exploration, training opportunities and independent living support access.