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Service Delivery Options

  • Direct - provision of instruction and evaluation of instruction based on the general and/or functional curriculum by a certified intervention specialist in areas identified in the student's IEP.

    Consultation - assistance to the regular education classroom teacher by a certified intervention specialist: develops instructional or behavioral strategies for students with disabilities, selects or develops instructional materials, and assists in the development of appropriate classroom and instructional modifications of the general education curriculum.

    Support - provision of instruction in collaboration with the regular education classroom teacher that supports the student in the instruction of the general curriculum by a certified intervention specialist in areas identified on the student's IEP.

    Related Services - supportive, corrective and developmental services included on the IEP and required for students with disabilities to benefit from special education.  Examples include, but are not limited to, transportation, speech and language, occupational and physical therapy, adapted physical education, school psychology services, interpreter services, mental health/behavior specialist support, transition services, and aide support.

    Adapted Physical Education

    The purpose of the adapted physical education (APE) program is to provide support to general physical education teachers and specialized instruction to students with disabilities in the physical education setting. Teachers in the APE program provide support and instruction to students with disabilities in the physical education setting both through consultation and direct instruction. Students participate in general education physical education classes with non-disabled peers or in smaller classes with other students with disabilities.

    Occupational Therapy

    School based occupational therapy is a related service provided to optimize the occupational performance of the student with special needs, identified for special education.  Occupational therapists support academic skills such as math, reading and writing and non-academic skills such as recess, self-help skills, social skills and prevocational/vocational participation and more.

    Physical Therapy

    Physical therapy is a related service provided to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education. School physical therapy focuses on a child's ability to move as independently as possible in the school environment. The school physical therapist evaluates the child's ability to move throughout the school and to participate in classroom activities. 

    Speech and Language Pathologist

    The speech and language pathologist (SLP) identifies students eligible for speech-language programming necessary to facilitate their success with the school curriculum. The SLP addresses student communication needs by ensuring that IEPs contain current assessment information documenting present levels of performance and the manner in which the speech-language impairment affects progress in the general curriculum (or appropriate preschool activities).