Related Services and Support
The following are some of the available services and supports offered (as needed) in Mid-Del Schools. A related service is defined as a supportive service that may be required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education.
Adapted Physical Education
Adapted Physical Education (APE) provides an instructional service to students with disabilities by developing, implementing and monitoring a carefully designed physical education instructional program. This program is based on a comprehensive assessment to give eligible students the skills necessary for a lifetime of rich leisure, recreation and sport experience to ensure and enhance physical fitness and wellness.
Audiology services involves the identification of children with hearing loss. Audiology includes:
Co-Teaching is a service and support option on a continuum designed to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities. The focus of Co-Teaching is to provide collaborative instructional service delivery approach where both General Education teacher and Special Education teacher provides instruction in the General Education curriculum and setting.
School Health Services are indicated as a related service when a student can not attend school without supportive health care. Typically, school health services are provided by a qualified school nurse or other qualified trained person who is supervised by a qualified nurse. Health services may include:
Occupational Therapy services are available in all Mid-Del Public Schools as a related service under the Special Education category.
Services provided include:
Physical Therapy services are available in all Mid-Del Public Schools as a related service under the Special Education category.
Services provided include:
Currently 14 School Psychologists service the Mid-Del City Public Schools District. Services provided include:
Speech-Language Therapy is a service and support option on a continuum designed to meet the diverse needs of students with speech-language impairments. The focus is instruction and training in the communication skills essential for educational and vocational progress. The components of the services include a number of hierarchical stages which establish and ultimately transfer newly acquired speaking patterns and / or communication skills to all aspects of the student’s educational setting.
Speech-Language Pathology Services are available in all Mid-Del City Public Schools. Services provided include:
Special Transportation may include travel to and from school and between schools; travel in and around school buildings; and specialized equipment (such as special or adapted buses, lifts, and ramps), if required to provide transportation for a student with a disability whose IEP committee has determined that this related service is necessary based upon their disability.
The term “transition services” means a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that:
1. Is designed to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment); continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation;
2. Is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests; and
3. Includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.
The Post-Secondary Facilitators assist students, parents, and teachers in the development and support of students' post-secondary goals and coordinated sets of activities.