Yes, if necessary to benefit from special education, counseling services are available to students as follows:
- Counseling and guidance services for students who require additional services to supplement the regular guidance and counseling program.
- Educational counseling to assist in planning and implementing a student’s immediate and long-range educational program;
- Career counseling to assess a student’s aptitudes, abilities, and interests in order to make realistic career decisions;
- Personal counseling to help the student develop the student’s ability to function with social and personal responsibility
- 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).]