iii.provision of habilitative activities, such as language habilitation, auditory training, speech reading (lipreading), hearing evaluation, and speech conservation;
iv.creation and administration of programs for prevention of hearing loss;
v.counseling and guidance of students, parents, and teachers regarding hearing loss; and
vi.determination of student’s needs for group and individual amplification, selecting and fitting an appropriate aid, and evaluating the effectiveness of amplification.
b.Counseling Services—services provided by qualified social workers, psychologists, guidance counselors, or other qualified personnel.
c.Early Identification and Assessment of Disabilities in Students—the implementation of a formal plan for identifying a disability as early as possible in a student’s life.
i.the following, when used with respect to students who are deaf or hard of hearing:
(a).oral transliteration services,
(b).cued language transliteration services,
(c).sign language transliteration and interpreting services, and transcription services, such as communication access real-time translation (CART), C-Print, and TypeWell; and
ii.special interpreting services for students who are deaf-blind.
e.Medical Services—services provided by a licensed physician to determine a student’s medically related disability that results in the student’s need for special education and related services.
f.Occupational Therapy—services provided by a qualified occupational therapist; and
(a).improving, developing, or restoring functions impaired or lost through illness, injury, or deprivation;
(b).improving ability to perform tasks for independent functioning if functions are impaired or lost; and
(c).preventing, through early intervention, initial or further impairment or loss of function.
g.Orientation and Mobility Services—services provided to blind or visually impaired students by qualified personnel to enable those students to attain systematic orientation to and safe movement within their environments in school, home, and community; and
i.includes teaching students the following, as appropriate:
(a).spatial and environmental concepts and use of information received by the senses (such as sound, temperature, and vibrations) to establish, maintain, or regain orientation and line of travel (e.g., using sound at a traffic light to cross the street);
(b).to use the long cane or a service animal to supplement visual travel skills or as a tool for safely negotiating the environment for students with no available travel vision;
(c).to understand and use remaining vision and distance low vision aids; and
(d).other concepts, techniques, and tools.
h.Parent Counseling and Training—
i.assisting parents in understanding the special needs of their child;
ii.providing parents with information about child development; and
iii.helping parents to acquire the necessary skills that will allow them to support the implementation of their child's IEP or IFSP.
i.Physical Therapy—services provided by a qualified physical therapist.
i.administering psychological and educational tests, and other assessment procedures;
ii.interpreting assessment results;
iii.obtaining, integrating, and interpreting information about child behavior and conditions relating to learning;
iv.consulting with other staff members in planning school programs to meet the special educational needs of students as indicated by psychological tests, interviews, direct observation, and behavioral evaluations;
v.planning and managing a program of psychological services, including psychological counseling for students and parents; and
vi.assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.
i.assessment of leisure function;
ii.therapeutic recreation services;
iii.recreation programs in schools and community agencies; and
l.Rehabilitation Counseling Services—services provided by qualified personnel in individual or group sessions that focus specifically on career development, employment preparation, achieving independence, and integration in the workplace and community of a student with a disability. The term also includes vocational rehabilitation services provided to a student with a disability by vocational rehabilitation programs funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 701 et seq.
m.School Health Services and School Nurse Services—health services that are designed to enable a student with a disability to receive FAPE as described in the student’s IEP. School nurse services are services provided by a qualified school nurse. School health services are services that may be provided by either a qualified school nurse or other qualified person.
n.Social Work Services in Schools—include:
i.preparing a social or developmental history on a student with a disability;
ii.group and individual counseling with the student and family;
iii.working in partnership with parents and others on those problems in a student’s living situation (home, school, and community) that affect the student’s adjustment in school;
iv.mobilizing school and community resources to enable the student to learn as effectively as possible in his or her educational program; and
Louisiana Register Vol. 34, No. 10 October 20, 2008