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Related Services
When a child is made eligible for Section 504 or Special Education services, they may be entitled to receive one of many related services.

These related services may include:

Adapted Physical Education
Adapted Physical Education is physical education which has been adapted or modified, so that it is as appropriate for the person with a disability as it is for a person without a disability.

Assistive Technology Tools and Services
Assistive technology includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. Assistive technology includes both devices and services. As defined in IDEA:

an assistive technology device means any 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. (34 CFR 300.5)
an assistive technology service means any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device. (34 CFR 300.6)

Autism Coach Consultation
Teams who work with students who are identified under the category of autism can request consultation and coaching from the special education cooperative's autism coach. This service can be one-time or ongoing.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services
If a doctor has diagnosed a student with hearing loss or deafness, the student can be referred to the special education cooperative for further evaluation to determine if they would benefit from consultation, accommodations or services. Services can include consultation, itinerant services or deaf/hard of hearing program services.

Occupational/Physical Therapy Services
Educationally-related Occupational and Physical Therapy needs within the school environment may include:
  • enhancing school mobility and participation in educational activities by increasing strength, accuracy and speed
  • ensuring easier total care by maintaining flexibility
  • improving manipulative skills for self-care and paper/pencil tasks through reach, grasp and dexterity
  • enhancing comfort, participation and attending by maintaining functional postures
  • increasing functional use of hands and visual regard by providing stable positions
  • ensuring independence in feeding and oral motor skills for safety and nourishment
  • maintaining functional movement by prevention of contractures and deformities
  • facilitating safety in the school environment by decreasing the possibility of injury to student’s self or others as he/she moves or performs skills/tasks
  • facilitating safety in the school environment by decreasing the possibility of injury to student’s self or others as he/she moves or performs skills/tasks
  • facilitating access to and mobility within school by assessing and changing the environment
  • increasing functional use of extremities through adapted equipment
  • enhancing ability to learn through sensorimotor activities that address motor planning, attending and behavior issues
  • arranging preparation for vocational needs
  • promoting competency and safety of educational staff in body mechanics, handling techniques, motor skills and classroom adaptations
  • facilitating student’s independence through access to assistive technology
School Nursing Services

School Psychology Services
School psychologists are knowledgeable about child development, mental health, education, and learning. Their training allows them to provide a broad range of services within schools. Through collaboration with teachers, parents, and other professionals, school psychologists work toward meeting the individual socio-emotional and academic needs of each student. School psychologists are active participants on support teams that use a Response to Intervention (RtI) framework to identify areas of concern, collect and analyze relevant information, and develop strategies and interventions to help all students be successful.

Social Work Services

Speech/Language Therapy Services

Vision Services
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700 N. Schoenbeck Rd.  Prospect Heights, IL 60070    P: 847.870.3850
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