(i) Identification of children with hearing loss;
(ii) Determination of the range, nature, and degree of hearing loss,
including referral for medical or other professional attention for the
habilitation of hearing;
(iii) Provision of habilitative activities, such as language habilitation,
auditory training, speech reading (lip-reading), hearing evaluation,
and speech conservation;
(iv) Creation and administration of programs for prevention of hearing
(v) Counseling and guidance of children, parents, and teachers regarding
hearing loss; and
(vi) Determination of children's needs for group and individual amplification,
selecting and fitting an appropriate aid, and evaluating the effectiveness
Counseling services means services provided by qualified social
workers, psychologists, guidance counselors, or other qualified personnel.
Early identification and assessment of disabilities in children
means the implementation of a formal plan for identifying a disability
as early as possible in a child's life.
(4) Interpreting services includes -
(i) The following, when used with respect to children who are deaf or hard of hearing: Oral transliteration services, cued language transliteration services, sign language transliteration and interpreting services, and transcription services, such as communication access real-time translation (CART), C-Print, and TypeWell; and
(ii) Special interpreting services for children who are deaf-blind.
(5) Medical services means services provided by a licensed physician
to determine a child's medically related disability that results in
the child's need for special education and related services.
services provided by a qualified occupational therapist; and
(A) Improving, developing or restoring functions impaired or lost through
illness, injury, or deprivation;
(B) Improving ability to perform tasks
for independent functioning if functions are impaired or lost; and
Preventing, through early intervention, initial or further impairment
or loss of function.
Orientation and mobility services--
services provided to blind or visually impaired students by qualified
personnel to enable those students to attain systematic orientation
to and safe movement within their environments in school, home, and
(ii) Includes teaching students the following, as appropriate:
(A) Spatial and environmental concepts and use of information received
by the senses (such as sound, temperature and vibrations) to establish,
maintain, or regain orientation and line of travel (e.g., using sound
at a traffic light to cross the street);
(B) To use the long cane to
supplement visual travel skills or as a tool for safely negotiating
the environment for students with no available travel vision;
understand and use remaining vision and distance low vision aids; and
(D) Other concepts, techniques, and tools.
Parent counseling and training means--
parents in understanding the special needs of their child;
(ii) Providing parents with information about child development; and
(iii) Helping parents to acquire the necessary skills that will allow
them to support the implementation of their child's IEP or IFSP.
Physical therapy means services provided by a qualified physical
Psychological services includes--
psychological and educational tests, and other assessment procedures;
(ii) Interpreting assessment results;
(iii) Obtaining, integrating, and interpreting information about child
behavior and conditions relating to learning;
(iv) Consulting with other staff members in planning school programs
to meet the special needs of children as indicated by psychological
tests, interviews, and behavioral evaluations;
(v) Planning and managing a program of psychological services, including
psychological counseling for children and parents; and
(vi) Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.
of leisure function;
(ii) Therapeutic recreation services;
(iii) Recreation programs in schools and community agencies; and
(iv) Leisure education.
Rehabilitation counseling services means services provided by qualified
personnel in individual or group sessions that focus specifically on
career development, employment preparation, achieving independence,
and integration in the workplace and community of a student with a disability.
The term also includes vocational rehabilitation services provided to
a student with disabilities by vocational rehabilitation programs funded
under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
School health services and school nurse services means health services that are designed to enable a child with a disability to receive FAPE as described in the child's IEP. School nurse services are services provided by either a qualified school
nurse or other qualified person.
Social work services in schools includes--
a social or developmental history on a child with a disability;
(ii) Group and individual counseling with the child and family;
(iii) Working in partnership with parents and others on those problems
in a child's living situation (home, school, and community) that affect
the child's adjustment in school;
(iv) Mobilizing school and community resources to enable the child to
learn as effectively as possible in his or her educational program;
(v) Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.
Speech-language pathology services includes--
of children with speech or language impairments;
(ii) Diagnosis and appraisal of specific speech or language impairments;
(iii) Referral for medical or other professional attention necessary
for the habilitation of speech or language impairments;
(iv) Provision of speech and language services for the habilitation
or prevention of communicative impairments; and
(v) Counseling and guidance of parents, children, and teachers regarding
speech and language impairments.
to and from school and between schools
(ii) Travel in and around school buildings; and
(iii) Specialized equipment (such as special or adapted buses, lifts,
and ramps), if required to provide special transportation for a child
with a disability. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1401(26))