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(5.3) Does California provide the same related services that are available under federal law?

(5.3) Does California provide the same related services that are available under federal law?

In California, the list of related services known in California as “Designated Instruction and Services”) is somewhat similar and includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Language, speech and hearing development and remediation.  The language and speech development and remediation services may be provided by a speech-language pathology assistant as defined in subdivision (f) of Section 2530.2 of the Business and Professions Code;
  2. Audiological services;
  3. Orientation and mobility services;
  4. Instruction in the home or hospital;
  5. Adapted physical education;
  6. Physical and occupational therapy;
  7. Vision services;
  8. Specialized driver training instruction;
  9. Counseling and guidance, including rehabilitation counseling;
  10. Psychological services other than assessment and development of the Individualized Education Program;
  11. Parent counseling and training;
  12. Health and nursing services, including school nurse services designed to enable an individual with exceptional needs to receive a free appropriate public education as described in the IEP;
  13. Social worker services;
  14. Specially designed vocational education and career development;
  15. Recreation services; and
  16. Specialized services for low-incidence disabilities, such as readers, transcribers, and vision and hearing services.  [California Education Code (Cal. Ed. Code) Secs. 56000.5 & 56026.5.]
  17. Interpreting services. [Cal. Ed. Code Sec. 56363(b).]

California regulations further define many of these services and specify the qualifications of the providers of these services as follows:

  1. Language, Speech and Hearing Development and Remediation [5 California Code of Regulations (C.C.R.) Sec. 3051.1.]
  2. Audiological Services [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.2.]
  3. Orientation and Mobility Instruction, [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.3.]
  4. Instruction in the Home or Hospital [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.4.]
  5. Adapted Physical Education [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.5.]  Adapted Physical Education is actually considered special education.  [See 34 C.F.R. Sec. 300.39.]
  6. Physical and Occupational Therapy [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.6.]
  7. Vision Services [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.7.]
  8. Vision Therapy [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.75.]
  9. Specialized Driver Training Instruction [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.8.]
  10. Counseling and Guidance Services [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.9.]
  11. Psychological Services other than Assessment and Development of the IEP [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.10.]
  12. Parent Counseling and Training [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.11.]
  13. Health and Nursing Services [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.12.]
  14. Social Worker Services [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.13.]
  15. Specially Designed Vocational Education and Career Development [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.14.]  (Vocational Education is another service identified by federal law as special education; [See 34 C.F.R. Sec. 300.39.].)
  16. Recreation Services [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.15.]
  17. Specialized Services for Low-Incidence Disabilities [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.16.]
  18. Services for Students with Chronic Illnesses or Acute Health Problems [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.17.]
  19. Designated Instruction and Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.18.]