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Related Services (Special Education)

ESC 20 provides training, support, and resources to our region's Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists, as well as other professionals providing Adapted Physical Education Services. Training and on-site technical assistance are available to district personnel who provide instructionally-related services to students with disabilities. Those served include physical therapists, occupational therapists, adaptive physical education teachers, and recreation teachers.

Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy are considered Special Education Related Services.

"Related services are a support to the commitment that all students with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education with special education services designed to meet their specific needs. Some students may need related services to meet their individually designed special education goals. The need for related services is considered during the student's admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) in the review and discussion of the student's evaluation and ongoing assessment data. An ARD committee's decisions regarding the need for related services to support educational goals must be clearly identified in the student's individualized education program (IEP)."
Texas Education Agency

Related Services can include, but are not limited to:

  • Audiology
  • Counseling services
  • Early identification and assessment of disabilities
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orientation and mobility services
  • Parent counseling and training
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological services
  • Recreation
  • Rehabilitation counseling services
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Transportation
Please visit our Related Services Resources page for additional tools to assist with your practice!


Related Services Listserv

If you would like to receive updates and information regarding Related Services then send an email to Julia Eyer requesting that your name be added to the Related Services Listserv.