Related Services

  • Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), "related services" are a wide array of supportive services provided directly to children with disabilities to assist them in benefiting from special education.  Specifically, the IDEA defines related services as transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services necessary for a child with a disability to benefit from special education.  The need for related services is typically considered during the student's admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee meeting as the committee reviews and discusses the student's evaluation and assessment data.  Related services available at Sherman ISD include, but are not limited to:

    Audiology services
    School health services (including assistance with health-related needs during the school day)
    Counseling services
    Speech-language therapy
    Occupational therapy
    Orientation and mobility services
    Parent training
    Physical therapy
    Psychological services
    Rehabilitation counseling services
    Interpreting services