ERIC Number: ED344367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Related Services for School-Aged Children with Disabilities.
Smith-Davis, Judy; Littlejohn, William R.
NICHCY News Digest, v1 n2 1991
This theme issue provides an overview of related services for school aged children with disabilities as required by federal law, especially the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It identifies the personnel associated with delivering various services including audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services, medical services, school health services, transportation, counseling, speech language pathology, social work, parent counseling and training, recreation therapy, assistive technology devices and services, artistic/cultural therapies, and the school breakfast and lunch program. It discusses how related services are typically obtained for students, as well as how school districts deliver, coordinate, and fund related services. Also examined are personnel shortages in such areas as physical and occupational therapy, psychology, counseling, social work, and speech/language pathology. Recent court cases, due process hearings, and the specifics of federal law are noted. School districts are encouraged to write complete Individualized Education Programs, to work with parents to develop services, to improve coordination of services, and to take constructive community actions. Includes 50 references, a bibliography of 46 items, and a listing of 30 organizations or other national information resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Audiology, Counseling Services, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Health Services, Medical Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological Services, Pupil Personnel Services, School Districts, Social Services, Transportation
Interstate Research Associates, NICHCY, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013-1492 (single copy free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)