Related Services

Special Education Related Services

The purpose of this page is to give educators and parents an overview of the different types of services that can be provided for a student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).


What are Related Services?

According to the IDEA, located at 34 CFR § 300.34 (a) as follows: “Related Services means transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education.”

Types of Related Services:

Assistive Technology

• Audiology

Educational Interpreters

Guidance on Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) considerations for student's eligible in the primary category of Developmental Delay (DD)/Speech Language Impairment or Speech Language Impairment (SLI)

• Occupational Therapy

• Other Services

• Physical Therapy

Recreational Therapy

• Rehabilitation Counseling

• School Health Services

• Speech and Language


**The list of related services is not exhaustive and may include other developmental, corrective, or supportive services. Each service may not be required for each individual child, but are individually determined. The IEP team determines whether related services are necessary and to what extent the services are needed for the child to benefit from special education.

Related Services DO NOT Include:

A medical device that is surgically implanted.

• Ex. Cochlear Implant


How Do Students Qualify for Related Services?

All Related Services are individually determined by what the student needs in order to “benefit from special education.”

If the IEP Team determines a student qualifies for services, the IEP will include:

• The type of service.

• The amount of time allotted for each service.

• The provider responsible for service delivery.

• The amount of Special Education services the child will receive for each type of service that will be provided.

• The date services will begin and end.

• How the child will receive services (i.e., individual, group, consultation, etc).

• A statement of additional aids and services the child needs in order to be educated with nondisabled children.



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Last updated on June 21, 2022