v.assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.
o.Speech-language pathology services include:
i.identification of students with speech or language impairments;
ii.diagnosis and appraisal of specific speech or language impairments;
iii.referral for medical or other professional attention necessary for the habilitation of speech or language impairments;
iv.provision of speech and language services for the habilitation or prevention of communicative impairments; and
v.counseling and guidance of parents, students, and teachers regarding speech and language impairments.
i.travel to and from school and between schools;
ii.travel in and around school buildings; and
iii.specialized equipment (such as special or adapted buses, lifts, and ramps), if required to provide special transportation for a student with a disability.
Recreation—see Related Services.
Response to Intervention—see §308.
School Building Level Committee—see Bulletin 741—The School Administrator’s Handbook.
School Day—see Day.
School Health Services—see Related Services.
Scientifically Based Research—research that involves the application of rigorous, systematic, and objective procedures to obtain reliable and valid knowledge relevant to education activities and programs; and includes research that:
1.employs systematic, empirical methods that draw on observation or experiment;
2.involves rigorous data analyses that are adequate to test the stated hypotheses and justify the general conclusions drawn;
3.relies on measurements or observational methods that provide reliable and valid data across evaluators and observers, across multiple measurements and observations, and across studies by the same or different investigators;
4.is evaluated using experimental or quasi-experimental designs in which individuals, entities, programs, or activities are assigned to different conditions and with appropriate controls to evaluate the effects of the condition of interest, with a preference for random-assignment experiments, or other designs to the extent that those designs contain within-condition or across-condition controls;
5.ensures that experimental studies are presented in sufficient detail and clarity to allow for replication or, at a minimum, offer the opportunity to build systematically on their findings; and
6.has been accepted by a peer-reviewed journal or approved by a panel of independent experts through a comparably rigorous, objective, and scientific review.
Secondary School—a nonprofit institutional day or residential school, including a public secondary charter school that provides secondary education, as determined under state law, except that it does not include any education beyond grade 12.
Secretary—the U. S. Secretary of Education.
Serious Bodily Injury—see §530.I of these regulations.
Services Plan—a written statement that describes the special education and related services the LEA will provide to a parentally-placed student with a disability enrolled in a private school who has been designated to receive services, including the location of the services and any transportation necessary, consistent with §132, and is developed and implemented in accordance with §§137 through 139.
Social Work Services in Schools—see Related Services.
Specially Designed Instruction—see Special Education.
a.Special Education—specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parent, to meet the unique needs of the student with a disability, including:
i.instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals and institutions, and in other settings; and
ii.instruction in physical education.
b.Special education includes each of the following, if the services otherwise meet the requirements of Paragraph 1 of this Subsection:
i.speech-language pathology services, or any other related service, if the service is considered special education rather than a related service under State standards;
ii.travel training; and
2.Individual Special Education Terms Defined. The terms in this definition are defined as follows.
a.At No Cost—that all specially-designed instruction is provided without charge, but does not preclude incidental fees that are normally charged to non-disabled students or their parents as a part of the regular education program.
i.the development of:
(a).physical and motor fitness;
(b).fundamental motor skills and patterns; and
(c).skills in aquatics, dance, and individual and group games and sports (including intramural and lifetime sports); and
ii.includes special physical education, adapted physical education, movement education, and motor development.
c.Specially Designed Instruction—adapting, as appropriate to the needs of an eligible student under these regulations, the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction:
i.to address the unique needs of the student that result from the student's disability; and
ii.to ensure access of the student to the general curriculum, so that the student can meet the educational standards within the jurisdiction of the public agency that apply to all students.
d.Travel Training—providing instruction, as appropriate, to students with significant cognitive disabilities, and any other students with disabilities who require this instruction, to enable them to:
i.develop an awareness of the environment in which they live; and
ii.learn the skills necessary to move effectively and safely from place to place within that environment (e.g., in school, in the home, at work, and in the community).
Louisiana Register Vol. 34, No. 10 October 20, 2008