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Related Services

Related services means...    

 
"transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a student with a disability to benefit from special education, and include speech-language pathology and audiology services; interpreting services; psychological services; physical and occupational therapy. 
Student with vision impairment walking outside
 
It also includes therapeutic recreation; early identification and assessment of disabilities in students; counseling services, including rehabilitation counseling; orientation and mobility services; and medical services for diagnostic or evaluation purposes. Related services also include school health services and school nurse services, social work services in schools, and parent counseling and training."
-Utah Special Education Rules - October 2016 (I.E.38.)

Map & Directions

 

Related Services

70 East 100 North
Richard E. Kendell Building
Farmington, Utah 84025

 

Directions

      South of Farmington

Head northbound on I-15, merge onto 200 West via exit 322. Take the 3rd right onto State Street. Take the 2nd left onto Main Street (4 way intersection with lights). Take 1st right onto 100 North. The Kendell Building is on the right at the end of the block. Our office is on the main floor, on the west side of the lobby. Follow the signs to the Related Services Department.

       North of Farmington

Head southbound on I-15, take the Park Lane exit, exit 325. Turn left onto Park Lane continue straight until you reach Main Street. Turn right onto Main Street, continue for almost 1 mile and then turn left onto 100 North. The Kendell Building will be on the right at the end of the block. Our office is on the main floor, on the west side of the lobby. Follow the signs to the Related Services Department.

 

 

Admin team

Meet our Related Services Administrative staff

Dr. Heidi Block - Supervisor

 
hblock@dsdmail.net
801-402-5482

 

School Psychologist for Canyon Creek Elementary

Elementary District Case Management

Recruitment

School Psychology Internship Program and Licensure

Provisional School Psychologists

Mentoring

Professional Development

Induction

Bethanie Monsen-Ford - Supervisor

 
 

801-402-5194

Adapted Physical Education Teachers

Psychometrists

Career School Psychologists

Hearing Teachers

School Psychologist for Sand Springs Elementary

Professional Development/MIDAS

Recruitment

Meridee Litster

 

Related Services Technician 

 

Payroll

Daily leave entry and leave requests

Purchasing

Accounts Payable

Mileage 

Personnel Actions 

Track personnel by location 

Reports to USOE (Legislative Payroll, Personnel Report, High Cost)

Employee driving test tracking

Time cards

Cheryl Orme - Supervisor

   Supervision and evaluation of Related Service providers

corme@dsdmail.net
801-402-5477

 

   Speech-Language Pathology

   Audiology

   Interpreting

   Early Childhood

      Inventory

Supervision and Mentoring

                                                  Staffing

Lauren Rich - Supervisor

Supervision and evaluation of Related Service providers

larich@dsdmail.net
801-402-5194

 

Career School Psychologists

Physical Therapists

Vision Teachers

Technology

School Psychologist for Wastach Elementary

Recruitment

Member of Crisis Team

Departments

Adapted Physical Education

What is Adapted Physical Education (APE)?

Adapted Physical Education is physical education which has been adapted or modified, so that it is as appropriate for the person with a disability as it is for a person without a disability.

Federal law mandates that physical education be provided to students with disabilities and defines Physical Education as the development of:

  • physical and motor skills
  • fundamental motor skills and patterns (throwing, catching, walking, running, etc)
  • skills in aquatics, dance, and individual and group games and sports (including intramural and lifetime sports)

The APE teacher is a direct service provider, not a related service provider, because physical education for children with disabilities is a federally mandated component of special education services. This means that physical education needs to be provided to the student with a disability as part of the  special education services that child and family receive. This is contrasted with physical therapy and occupational therapy, which are related services. 

-www.apens.org

Audiology & Hearing

What is Audiology?

 

Audiology means services provided by or supervised by a qualified audiologist and includes:

(a)  Identification of students with hearing loss;
(b)  Determination of the range, nature, and degree of hearing loss, including referral for medical or other professional attention for the habilitation of hearing;
(c)  Provision of habilitative activities such as language habilitation, auditory training, speech reading (lip-reading), hearing evaluation, and speech conservation;
(d)  Creation and administration of programs for prevention of hearing loss;
(e)  Counseling and guidance of students, parent(s), and teachers regarding hearing loss; and
(f)  Determination of students’ needs for group and individual amplification, selecting and fitting an appropriate aid, and evaluating the effectiveness of amplification.
- UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, "SPECIAL EDUCATION RULES"
 

 

Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy (PT)?

Physical therapists examine and evaluate children having a variety of sensory and motor disabilities. Physical therapists plan and implement programs that will help these children attain their optimal educational potential and benefit from special education. Physical therapists should assume a role in the development of a child's Individual Educational Program (IEP), or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), and make recommendations for increasing a child's ability to participate in educational activities. In addition, physical therapists contribute unique administrative, consultative, management, and teaching skills that help modify the educational environment so that children may benefit from their educational placement.

-www.apta.org

 

 

School Psychology

WHAT IS A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST?

School psychologists spend the majority of their time working with Special Education. They use formal assessments and other data to make decisions that will guide Special Education teams in providing appropriate goals and interventions for students with disabilities or suspected of having disabilities. School psychologists will also consult with regular education teachers and school staff to promote the learning of students.  

Training and specialty: 

  • Graduate training resulting in professional licensure as a School Psychologist by the Utah State Office of Education 
  • Training in: psychoeducational assessment, psychological disorders of childhood, educational practices, child development, the mental health of children, behavior change, learning and cognitive development, diversity, professional ethics and school law 
  • Each School Psychologist will have their own are of specialty and expertise ranging from neuropsychological assessment to autism, reading interventions to youth suicide, data collection and analysis to social skills instruction. While none of us will claim to specialize in every imaginable area of our profession, our department is diverse. The psychologists of Davis District work together to support each other while we support our schools, our teachers and staff, and our students.  

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Speech-Language Pathology

What is a Speech Language Pathologist?

A Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is a highly trained professional with a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders who evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty with speech and/or language.   A SLP is trained to work with a variety of communication disorders including, but not limited to: articulation, phonology, apraxia, fluency, voice, receptive and expressive language deficits. 

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Occupational Therapy

What is OT?

O.T. stands for "Occupational Therapy" 

In the schools, a child's "occupation", or by definition: a meaningful or purposeful life activity, involves being a student and the skills or activities that students engage in at school. Any activity that involves working with educational materials or in educational settings may be the method that OT professionals use to help a student. In the schools, OT professionals do therapy with activities and skills that are educationally based. 



    "School-based occupational therapy is designed to enhance the student's ability to fully access and be successful in the learning environment. This might include working on handwriting or fine motor skills so the child can complete written assignments, helping the child organize himself or herself in the environment (including work space in and around the desk), working with the teacher to modify the classroom and/or adapt learning materials to facilitate successful participation"

-(2000 American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc).

Different from the medical model of occupational therapy, every method that OT professionals use in the schools must be "Educationally Relevant". As a result, medical type services may not be worked on if they do not impact the student's educational performance

 

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Vision

Student using brailler

What is a Teacher of the Visually Impaired?

Teachers of the Visually Impaired in Davis School District provide support and instruction to children with a verified visual impairment which impacts functioning in their educational environments.  Supports include implementing accommodations and instruction in Braille, Technology and Orientation and Mobility Skills.  We are committed to providing access and opportunities for students with visual impairments that are equal to their same grade peers.

 

Assessments are provided for students in the following areas:

Functional Vision Assessment (FVA):  The FVA provides information on how the student functions in their environments, while using their vision in a variety of settings.

Learning Media Assessment (LMA): The LMA provides input on how the student learns via visual, auditory or tactual modalities.

Orientation and Mobility (O&M):  The O&M assessment examines a child’s ability to travel safely and efficiently in their indoor and outdoor environments.

 

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Office number
(801) 402-5482

Fax: (801) 402-5483

Dr. Jocelyn Taylor - Director

Dr. Jocelyn Taylor
 
 
jotaylor@dsdmail.net 
Phone: 801-402-5482
 

Director in charge of oversight of all Related Services  

Personnel

Educator observations and evaluations

Occupational Therapists

Budget management

Determines priorities for improving services for students with disabilities

Supports student progress and growth

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