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Student Support Service Type Updated Element

Definition

Type of related or ancillary services offered or provided to a person or a group of persons within the formal educational system or by an outside agency which provides non-instructional services to support the general welfare of students. This includes physical and emotional health, the ability to select an appropriate course of study, admission to appropriate educational programs, and the ability to adjust to and remain in school through the completion of programs. In serving a student with an identified disability, related services include developmental, corrective, or supportive services required to ensure that the person benefits from special education.

Usage Notes

At the organization level, this element indicates the services offered to students. At the person level, this element indicates the services received by students.

Option Set
DescriptionDefinitionCode
Adaptive physical educationPrograms designed to foster the development of the following physical activities: physical and motor fitness: fundamental motor skills and patterns; skills in aquatics and dance, including individual and group games; and sports (including intramural and lifetime sports). This term also includes special physical education, adapted physical education, movement education, and motor development.00290
Art therapyPrograms that enable individuals who have mental, emotional, social, or physical problems to achieve self-expression and emotional release by communicating their emotions and conflicts graphically through painting, drawing, sculpting or other art forms. Art therapy can be used as diagnostic tool or a treatment technique.00291
Assistive technology servicesPrograms that directly assist an individual with disabilities in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device. Such assistance includes: 1) the evaluation of the needs of an individual, including a functional evaluation of the individual in his or her customary environment; 2) purchasing, leasing, or otherwise providing for the acquisition of assistive technology devices; 3) selecting, designing, fitting, customizing, adopting, applying, maintaining, repairing, or replacing assistive technology devices; 4) coordinating and using other therapies, interventions, or services (e.g., those associated with existing education and rehabilitation plans and programs); 5) training and technical assistance for an individual or, if appropriate, an individuals' family members; and 6) training or technical assistance for professionals (including those providing early intervention services), employers, or other individuals who are substantially involved.00292
Audiological servicesServices that include: 1)identification of individuals with hearing loss: 2) determination of the range, nature, and degree of hearing loss, and communication functions, by use of audiological evaluation, and speech conservation; 4) creation and administration of programs for prevention of hearing loss; 5) counseling and guidance of students, parent/guardians, and teachers regarding hearing loss; and 6) determination of an individual's need for group and individual amplification, selecting and fitting an appropriate aid, and evaluating the effectiveness of amplification.00293
Augmentative Communication ServiceAugmentative Communication Service is provided to the person or a group of persons.73050
Autism Spectrum Disorder ServiceAutism Spectrum Disorder Service is provided to the person or a group of persons.73051
Behavior and Behavioral Consultation ServiceBehavior and Behavioral Consultation Service is provided to the person or a group of persons.73052
Braille ServiceBraille Service is provided to the person or a group of persons.73053
Career and technical education rehabilitation training and job placementPrograms that provide adaptive career and technical education training as a method of rehabilitating students with special needs, including those with disabilities. Program support continues beyond the rehabilitation and training phases, and includes job placement services.00889
Case management servicesPrograms that develop case plans for the evaluation, treatment and/or care of individuals who, because of age, illness, disability or other difficulties, are unable to arrange for services on their own behalf. The services also assess the individual's needs, coordinate the delivery of services, ensure that services are obtained in accordance with the case plan, and monitor progress to ensure that services are having a desired impact.00878
Children's protective servicesPrograms that investigate reports of child abuse, neglect, and abandonment, and provide for the temporary placement of a child who, for his or her own protection, has been removed from custody of his or her parent/guardians. Program staff works with families that are experiencing the problem of child abuse with the objective of facilitating continued family unification or reunification. These programs also provide ongoing support services for children in permanent placement.00295
Communication servicesPrograms that help participants develop or refine their communication skills, usually by focusing on communication in a particular context (e.g., helping a parent/guardian communicate with a child or helping professionals communicate with their clients). Training may emphasize active listening skills, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution techniques, body language, empathy, sensitivity to the values and/or cultural background of other, genuineness and other facets of the communication process.00881
Community based career trainingCareer education and training provided to all students in community work settings.73057
Community based career training for Special EducationCareer education and training provided specifically to students with disabilities in community work settings.73056
Community recreational servicesPrograms that provide equipment and facilities that ensure individuals with special needs can participate in specific recreational activities, games, or sports of their choice, regardless of age.00882
Curriculum planningCurriculum planning is provided to the person or a group of persons.73048
Developmental childcare programAn organized program that provides childcare services on a regular basis for a group of children; the program is directed toward the facilitation of several developmental areas.00334
Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education Special ServiceThe design of learning environments and activities that promote the child's acquisition of skills in a variety of developmental areas, include cognitive processes and social interaction. 73047
Early intervention servicesA program which provides services that: 1) are designed to meet the development needs of each child and family eligible, and are focused on enhancing the child's development; 2) are selected in collaboration with the parent/guardian; 3) are provided under public supervision by qualified personnel, in conformity with an individualized family service plan; 4) are offered at no cost unless subject to federal or state law mandating a system of payments (including a schedule of sliding fees); and 5) meet the standards of the state.00297
Educational therapyPrograms that provide diagnostic and treatment services which combine psychotherapeutic and tutorial techniques for individuals who have learning disabilities such as dyslexia, perceptual problems, emotional problems or other difficulties.00298
ESL/Migrant ServiceESL/Migrant Service is provided to the person or a group of persons.73054
Family counselingPrograms that offer therapeutic sessions that focus on the system of relationships and communication patterns between family members and attempt to modify those relationships and patterns to achieve greater harmony. The therapist focuses on the family as a unit rather than concentrating on the member who has been singled out as being in need of treatment.00299
Family training, counseling, and home visitsServices provided, as appropriate, by social workers, psychologists, and other qualified personnel to assist the family of a child eligible under this part in understanding the special needs of the child and enhancing the child's development.00333
Health carePrograms whose primary purpose is to help individuals achieve and maintain physical well-being through the study, prevention, screening, evaluation and treatment of individuals who have illnesses, injuries, or disabilities.00303
Homebound or HospitalizedServices provided to students in the home or in the hospital who are at home or who have been hospitalized.73060
Independent livingAssistance provided to individuals with special needs including those with disabilities: 1) to learn the basic skills of daily living through individual and group counseling and instruction; 2) to experience and practice coping with real or simulated life situational demands; or 3) to use assistive devices, special equipment, or specialized assistant.00883
Individual career educationCareer education and training provided to students in a personalized or individual setting.73058
Individual career education for special educationCareer education provided specifically to students with disabilities in a personalized or individual setting.73059
Instructional Aide/Assistant/Intervener ServiceInstructional Aide/Assistant/Intervener Service is provided to the person or a group of persons.73049
Interpretation for the hearing impairedServices that enable students who have hearing impairments to communicate their needs manually, verbally, or in writing.00304
Medical services only for diagnostic or evaluation purposesServices provided by a licensed physician to determine a child's developmental status and need for early intervention services.00332
Mental health counselingPrograms that specialize in the treatment of students who have adjustment or behavior problems, emotional disturbances, personality disorders, incipient illnesses, and/or other comparable conditions00305
Mental health servicesPrograms that provide services to individuals who have been hospitalized for treatment of acute or chronic mental or emotional disturbances, and facilitate their return to the community. The programs also offer psychiatric treatment in a setting that is less restrictive than inpatient hospitalization.00884
Music therapyPrograms that use music and music-related activities to help the student maintain mental functioning, to facilitate social and emotional growth, to promote communication, to develop constructive use of leisure time and to improve or maintain motor and perceptual skills. Music can be used as a passive agent as in the case of listening to music to aid in reminiscence, reality orientation or relaxation; or as an active creative process in which the client participates in musical production.00306
National School Nutrition programsA federally-funded program that provides supplemental nutrition in the form of a free meal, free snack, or free milk for income-eligible students who are unable to pay the cost. Public and non-profit private schools participating in the program are reimbursed for the meal/snack/milk served.00300
Note-taking assistancePrograms that assist students who are unable to make their own record of classes or lectures.00308
Nursing serviceServices that are provided for the assessment of health status for the purpose of providing nursing care, including the identification of patterns of human response to actual or potential health problems. They also include the provision of nursing care to prevent health problems, restore or improve functioning, and promote optimal health and development. Finally, they involve the administration of medications, treatments, and regimens prescribed by a licensed physician.00335
Nutrition servicesServices that conduct individual assessments in nutritional history and dietary intake; anthropometrics, biochemical, and clinical variables; feeding skills and feeding problems; and food habits and food preferences. They also develop and monitor appropriate plans to address the nutritional needs of eligible children, and make referrals to appropriate community resources to carry out nutritional programs.00336
Occupational therapyServices that address the functional needs of an individual relating to adaptive development, adaptive behavior and play, and sensory, motor, and postural development. These services are designed to improve the individual's functional ability to perform tasks in the home, school, and community settings and include: 1) identification assessment and intervention; 2) adaptation of the environment, and selection, design and fabrication of assistive and orthodontic devices to facilitate the development and promote the acquisition of functional skills; and 3) prevention or minimization of the impact of initial or future impairment, delay in development, or loss of functional ability.00309
Orientation and mobility servicesPrograms that help individuals who are blind or who have visual impairments to develop the fundamental spatial concepts and skills that are necessary for maximum mobility and independent living. Instruction focuses on moving safely and efficiently in the school, home or community environment, and usually includes procedures for street crossings, travel in unfamiliar areas, utilization of public transportation, and appropriate use of aids such as sighted guides or canes.00310
OtherA student support service not yet defined in CEDS is provided to the person or a group of persons.09999
Parenting skills assistancePrograms that offer classes, groups, or other educational opportunities for parents or potential parents who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to be effective in their parenting role.00311
Peer servicesPrograms that specialize in assisting the student through peer interaction. Such programs include peer counseling, tutoring, and leadership activities.00312
Physical therapyServices to prevent or alleviate movement dysfunction and related functional problems that include: 1) screening, evaluation, and assessment of children and youth with disabilities to identify movement dysfunction; 2) obtaining, interpreting, and integrating information appropriate to program planning to prevent or alleviate movement dysfunction and related functional problems; and 3) providing individual or group services or treatment to prevent, alleviate, or compensate for movement dysfunction and related functional problems.00313
Psychological servicesServices that address the psychological needs of the individual through the administering of psychological needs of the individual through the administering of psychological and developmental tests, and other assessment procedures. They also involve the interpretation of assessment results. In addition, they include obtaining, integrating, and interpreting information about individual behavior, and individual and family conditions related to learning, mental health, and development. Finally, the services also involve the planning and management of a program of psychological services, including psychological counseling for children and parents, family counseling, consultation on child development, parent training, and education programs.00331
Reader servicePrograms that provide textbook reading services for individuals who are blind or have visual impairments.00314
Recreation servicePrograms that may include: 1) assessment of leisure function; 2) therapeutic recreation services; 3) recreation programs in schools and community agencies; and 4) leisure education.00315
Rehabilitation counseling servicesPrograms that provide a combination of treatment and education services designed to restore maximum functioning , a sense of well-being, and a personally satisfying level of independence in individuals who have temporary or permanent disabilities.00318
Residential servicesPrograms that provide a therapeutic living environment in community-based residential facilities for individuals with special needs, including those with emotional and/or behavioral problems. Such individuals require a structure, supervised treatment program that may include individual, group, family, and other treatment modalities as appropriate.00885
Respite CareTemporary childcare services that are short-term and non-medical in nature, provided either in or out of the home. These services are designed to provide temporary relief to the primary caregiver.73046
School clothingPrograms that pay for or provide new or used clothing to students who need appropriate school attire and whose parent/guardians are unable to afford these items at retail prices.00319
School counselingPrograms that provide advice and guidance for students who need assistance in choosing course or areas for major study, preparing for a vocation or further education, or coping with personal or learning problems.00302
School health nursing servicesServices provided by a qualified school health nurse or other registered nurse/nurse practitioner.00320
School PsychologistServices provided by a school psychologist directly to the student.73061
Service coordination (case management services)Activities carried out by service coordinator to assist and enable an eligible student and his/her family to receive the rights, procedural safeguards, and services that are authorized to provided under the State's early intervention program. The specific activities include: coordinating the performance of evaluations and assessments; facilitating and anticipating in the development, review, and evaluation of individualized family service plans; assisting families in identifying available service providers; coordinating and monitoring the delivery of available services; informing families of the availability of advocacy services; coordinating with medical and health providers; and facilitating the development of a transition plan to preschool services, if appropriate.00294
Social work servicesServices that involve making home visits to evaluate a child's living conditions and patterns of parent-child interaction; preparing a social or emotional developmental assessment of the child within the family context; providing individual and family-group counseling with parents and other family members, and appropriate social skill-building activities with the child and parents; working with those problems in a child's and family's living situation (home, community, and any center where early intervention services are provided) that affect the child's maximum utilization of early intervention services; and identifying, mobilizing, and coordinating community resources and services to enable the child and family to receive maximum benefit from early intervention services.00337
Special transportationTransportation arrangements provided to students to and from home, school, or other service sites.00321
Speech-language therapyIndividual or group therapy sessions that focus on the remediation of specific communicative or pharyngeal disorders and delays in the development of communication skills including: 1) speech sounds that are omitted, replaced by substitute sounds, or distorted; 2) voice problems in which pitch, loudness or quality of voice are affected; or 3) stuttering. Therapy includes the identification of an individual with such disorders and developmental delays, including the diagnosis and appraisal of specific disorders and delays in those skills. It also includes referral for medical or other professional services necessary for the habilitation or rehabilitation of individuals with those disorders and developmental delays. Finally, it includes the provision of services for habilitation, rehabilitation, or prevention of such disorder and developmental delays.00322
Study skills assistancePrograms that provide individual or small group assistance for students who want to improve their study habits, test preparation skills and test-taking techniques.00323
Substance abuse education/preventionPrograms that provide a variety of services including: 1) individual, group and/or family counseling; 2) knowledge and skill-enhancing activities; and 3) structured groups that focus on family dynamics, problem solving, self-esteem, and/or similar issues. These programs care for students who are at risk of drug abuse (e.g., those who are currently in an experimental stage (light use), who have family members or peer groups who use alcohol or drugs, or who have behavioral, emotional, or other problems at home, in school, in the community, or with the criminal justice system). Substance abuse education programs also offer presentations about the risks of substance use to students at school and various other community settings.00324
Supported employment servicesPrograms that find paid, meaningful work in a variety of integrated settings for individuals who have special needs, including those with developmental disabilities. Services include assigning a "job coach" to work side-by-side with each client, offering advocacy to the employer and other employees, training in basic job skills and work-related behaviors, assisting with specific tasks as needed, and providing initial and ongoing support as required to ensure that the individual retains competitive employment.00886
Teacher consultant for autismServices provided by a staff member who specializes in helping teachers by providing in classroom strategies for working with students with an IDEA Disability Type of autism, providing professional development to local educators, and assisting in developing strategies to help parents work with their child at home.73062
Teacher Consultant for disturbance emotionalServices provided by a staff member who specializes in helping teachers by providing in classroom strategies for working with students with an IDEA Disability Type of emotional disturbance, providing professional development to local educators, and assisting in developing strategies to help parents work with their child at home.73064
Teacher consultant for hearing impairmentServices provided by a staff member who specializes in helping teachers by providing in classroom strategies for working with students with an IDEA Disability Type of hearing impairment, providing professional development to local educators, and assisting in developing strategies to help parents work with their child at home.73066
Teacher Consultant for intellectual disabilityServices provided by a staff member who specializes in helping teachers by providing in classroom strategies for working with students with an IDEA Disability Type of intellectual disability, providing professional development to local educators, and assisting in developing strategies to help parents work with their child at home.73063
Teacher consultant for orthopedic impairmentServices provided by a staff member who specializes in helping teachers by providing in classroom strategies for working with students with an IDEA Disability Type of orthopedic impairment, providing professional development to local educators, and assisting in developing strategies to help parents work with their child at home.73068
Teacher consultant for other health impairmentServices provided by a staff member who specializes in helping teachers by providing in classroom strategies for working with students with an IDEA Disability Type of other health impairment, providing professional development to local educators, and assisting in developing strategies to help parents work with their child at home.73069
Teacher consultant for specifical learning disabilityServices provided by a staff member who specializes in helping teachers by providing in classroom strategies for working with students with an IDEA Disability Type of specific learning disability, providing professional development to local educators, and assisting in developing strategies to help parents work with their child at home.73065
Teacher consultant for visual impairmentServices provided by a staff member who specializes in helping teachers by providing in classroom strategies for working with students with an IDEA Disability Type of visual impairment, providing professional development to local educators, and assisting in developing strategies to help parents work with their child at home.73067
Technological aidsStructural or sensory aids provided to students with special physical or physiological needs in order to help them to better adapt to everyday work and/or learning environments.00887
Teen/adolescent family planningPrograms that offer family planning services including pregnancy counseling, birth control, and pregnancy testing which are especially designed to meet the needs and concerns of teenage students who are pregnant or are concerned about becoming pregnant or impregnating.00325
Test assistancePrograms that provide assistance for students with disabilities who need help in reading or writing responses to test items. Examples of such assistance include the administration of untimed tests and the presence of test facilitators for children with autism.00326
Translation/interpreter servicesServices that allow individuals who can not comprehend or communicate using either the spoken or written word to understand or express themselves (e.g., foreign language translator and sign language interpreter).00327
Transportation servicesServices that provide transportation for individuals, or make arrangements to transport individuals, to and from sites in which they are involved in vocational or life situations.00888
Tutoring servicesIndividualized or small group instruction for students who need assistance in learning one or more components of a prescribed curriculum. Tutoring usually supplements a regular school program, and may be provided by peer students, teachers, or other personnel at school, in an individual's home, or at a community agency site.00329
Vision servicesServices that include: 1) evaluation and assessment of visual functioning, including the diagnosis and appraisal of specific visual disorders, delays, and disabilities; 2) referrals for medical or other professional services necessary for the habilitation or rehabilitation of visual functioning disorders; and 3) training for communication, communication, orientation and mobility, visual, and independent living skills, and any additional training necessary to activate visual motor abilities.00330
Work-based LearningSustained interactions with industry or community professionals in real workplace settings, to the extent practicable, or simulated environments at an educational institution that foster in-depth, firsthand engagement with the tasks required in a given career field, that are aligned to curriculum and instruction.73055
Related Domains, Entities and Categories

Early Learning -> Early Learning Child -> Individualized Program (Data Model ID = 69738) 
Early Learning -> Early Learning Organization -> Site Level Characteristics (Data Model ID = 69828) 
K12 -> K12 School -> Institution Characteristics (Data Model ID = 64852) 
K12 -> K12 Student -> Individualized Program (Data Model ID = 65710) 
K12 -> K12 Student -> Individualized Program -> Services (Data Model ID = 68778) 
Postsecondary -> PS Institution -> Program (Data Model ID = 69594) 
Postsecondary -> PS Student -> Program Participation (Data Model ID = 69677) 
Workforce -> Workforce Program Participant -> Program Participation (Data Model ID = 70560) New Association
Workforce -> Workforce Program Participant -> Program Participation (Data Model ID = 70561) New Association

Related Topics

Early Learning -> Program Quality 

Global ID

000273

Term ID

23273

Element Technical Name

StudentSupportServiceType

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