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(5.22) Can my child get counseling services?

(5.22) Can my child get counseling services?

Yes, if necessary to benefit from special education, counseling services are available to students as follows:

  1. Counseling and guidance services for students who require additional services to supplement the regular guidance and counseling program.
  2. Educational counseling to assist in planning and implementing a student’s immediate and long-range educational program;
  3. Career counseling to assess a student’s aptitudes, abilities, and interests in order to make realistic career decisions;
  4. Personal counseling to help the student develop the student’s ability to function with social and personal responsibility
  5. Assistance in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.    
    [34 C.F.R. Sec. 300.34 (c)(10); 5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.9.] 

Counseling services must be provided by qualified social workers, psychologists, guidance counselors or other qualified personnel.
[34 C.F.R. Sec. 300.34 (c)(2).]