Related Services


    Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy

    The Educational Model

    Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy services are:

    •  Governed by state and federal laws
    •  Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    •  Free Appropriate and Public Education (FAPE)
    •  Determined by the IEP team
    •  Provided where the child receives education and in the least restrictive environment
    •  Provided through direct service or consultation
    •  In some elementary schools, a part of RtII to help students receive support they need through small groups and classroom strategies prior to an evaluation.  RtII (Response to Instruction Intervention)
    •  Discharged by the IEP team when:

    The child no longer presents with a skilled need, or, the child is able to perform functionally with environmental accommodations and/or adaptations, or, the child is no longer in need of therapeutic intervention to perform school tasks, or, the student’s deficit no longer responds to therapeutic intervention.