Related Services

Related services are determined by evaluation data and the IEP committee, and are provided to help students access the general curriculum. Individual service providers are itinerant and serve a variety of campuses in Douglas County.

Speech Services – Students can receive speech services for articulation, voice, fluency and/or language development. This can be provided in a variety of settings including direct services, in-class support or through a pull-out delivery model.

Douglas County Assistive Technology Team (SWAAAC) – The Douglas County School District Assistive Technology Team (DCSD AT) primarily addresses Assistive Technology (AT) needs in the area of communication and academics for students on an IEP or Section 504 plan. DCSD AT team provides differentiated levels of support based on students' individualized needs. Assistive Technology (AT) is a consultative resource for students. 

Orientation & Mobility (O&M) - Students who are blind or visually impaired may qualify for O&M services. O&M skills provide freedom of movement and independence, which promotes high self-esteem and offers increased opportunities for social interactions and employment. A certified orientation and mobility specialist is responsible for teaching a student with a visual impairment to attain systematic orientation to and safe movement within their environments in school, home, and community using a long cane or other mobility tools and devices. 

Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy (OT/PT) – Students with significant fine and/or gross motor deficits may qualify for supports to enable them to benefit from their educational environment. This can be provided in a variety of settings including some direct services or through in-class support. Students may receive writing or cutting devices, standers and/or various other fine or gross motor equipment to enable them to access instruction.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Itinerant Services (DHH) - These related services can be provided for students who do not require center-based levels of support. Services can be provided in a variety of settings including in-class support, direct services or through a pull-out model.