The following services may be included on an IEP based on the identified needs of a student.
Speech and Language
Speech and language pathologists provide assessment, analysis, and remediation that lead to improvement of communication skills and correction of speech and/or language problems. Services also include collaboration with parents/guardians, teachers and other school personnel and, in individual cases, coordinates with community agencies.
Occupational and Physical Therapy
Occupational and physical therapy services are provided to children with physical, cognitive, sensory-integrative, and/or learning disabilities as required to allow the child to benefit from his/her educational program. Therapists provide collaborative consultation with school staff, administrators, parents and outside agencies. Formal and informal consultations with school personnel and parents/guardians increase awareness and provide the rational for therapeutic interventions.
School psychologists are diagnosticians and mental health consultants in the school system. Through individual psychological testing and other diagnostic techniques, information about possible causes of difficulties can be examined and various forms of educational interventions can be initiated. Group and individual counseling are provided to students who require such services. The school psychologists work collaboratively with staff and parents recommending special services, programs, and modifications to existing programs.
Social workers offer a wide variety of services to students at all grade levels as well as to parents/guardians. Assessment and consultation aid in the identification of social, emotional, personal, educational, or financial conditions that may impact a student’s availability to learn. Individual and group counseling support the ability of each student to participate in their education. Family support, home visits, and education are offered in the hope of strengthening parenting skills and the family unit. Information and referral assistance are also offered to enable families to access appropriate community resources.
Guidance counselors help students learn to self-advocate and make appropriate decisions about course and school choices, careers, and life goals. Guidance counselors assist all students in the identification and development of their interests and aptitudes.