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Related Service Definitions

Code Related Service Definition
AT Assistive Technology

Technology An item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability. Exception: The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted or the replacement of such a device.

AV Audiological Services

Services Identification of children with hearing loss; Determination of the range, nature, and degree of hearing loss, including referral for medical or other professional attention for the rehabilitation of hearing; Provision of habilitative activities, such as language habilitation, auditory training, speech reading (lip reading), hearing evaluation, and speech conservation; Creation and administration ofprograms for prevention of hearing loss; Counseling and guidance of children, parents, and teachers regarding hearing loss; and Determination of children's needs for group and individual amplification, selecting and fitting an appropriate aid, and evaluating the effectiveness of amplification.

CS Counseling (for students)

Services provided by qualified social workers, psychologists, guidance counselors, or other qualified personnel.

EI Educational Interpreting

The following when used with respect to children who are deaf or hearing impaired: 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 Type Well; and special interpreting services for children who are deaf-blind.

LS Speech/Language Services

Identification of children with speech or language impairments; Diagnosis and appraisal of specific speech or language impairments; Referral for medical or other professional attention necessary for the habilitation of speech or language impairments; Provision of speech and language services for the habilitation or prevention of communicative impairments; and counseling and guidance of parents, children, and teachers regarding speech and language impairments.

MS Medical Services (for diagnosis and evaluation)

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.

OM Orientation and Mobility Mobility Services provided to blind or visually impaired children by qualified personnel to enable those children to attain systematic orientation to and safe movement within their environments in school, home, and community; and includes teaching children the following, as appropriate: 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); To use the long cane or a service animal to supplement visual travel skills or as a tool for safely negotiating the environment for children with no available travel vision; To understand and use remaining vision and distance low-vision aids; and other concepts, techniques and tools.
OT Occupational Therapy Services provided by a qualified occupational therapist that include: Improving, developing or restoring functions impaired or lost through illness, injury, or deprivation; Improving the 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. 
OY Other Related service other than those specifically listed.
PS Psychological Services

Administering psychological and educational tests and other assessment procedures; Interpreting assessment results; obtaining, integrating, and interpreting information about the child's behavior and conditions related to learning; Consulting with other staff members in planning school programs to meet the special educational needs of children as indicated by physiological tests, interviews, direct observations, and behavioral evaluations; Planning and managing a program of psychological services, including psychological counseling for children and parents; and Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.

PT Physical Therapy Services provided by a qualified physical therapist.
RC Rehabilitation Counseling

Services provided by qualified personnel in individual or group sessions that focus specifically on career development, employment preparation, the achievement of independence, and the integration into the workplace and community of a child with a disability. The term also includes vocational rehabilitation services provided to a child with disabilities by vocational rehabilitation programs funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; as amended.

RE Recreation

Assessment of leisure function; Therapeutic recreation services; Recreation programs in schools and community agencies; and Leisure education.

SH School Health Services

Health services that are designed to enable a child with a disability to receive FAPE as described in the child's IEP. School health services are services that may be provided by either a qualified school nurse or other qualified person.

SN School Nurse

Nurse 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 a qualified school nurse.

SW Social Work Services

Services that prepare a social or developmental history on a child with a disability; group and individual counseling with the child and family; 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; mobilizing school and community resources to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his or her educational program; and assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.