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(5.7) What does “required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education” mean?

(5.7) What does “required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education” mean?

This phrase is the key in determining whether a district is responsible for providing a related service to a student with a disability.  A district does not have to provide a service to a student with a disability just because she will benefit from the service, or even if she requires the service.  The service is only “related” if it is necessary to help her benefit from educational instruction.