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    REF-3269.3:  Related Services Position Papers, August 29, 2019

    The purpose of this Reference Guide is to inform all District instructional staff, Pre-K through senior high school, of: (1) the updated Physical Therapy Position Paper; and (2) their responsibility to read this position papers in order to understand the role of Physical Therapy in the education of students with disabilities within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Related Services Position Papers are available for download at the Division of Special Education website (http://sped.lausd.net).


     BUL-3666.3:  Policies and Procedures for the Use of Low Incidence (LI) Funds, June 28, 2019

    The purpose of this bulletin is to inform all District staff working with students with disabilities of the required policies and procedures that must be followed for the use of low incidence (LI) funding.


    BUL-2087.1Mobility Opportunities Via Education (MOVE) Program, November 18, 2013

    The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide updated guidelines for determining the appropriateness and implementation of the Mobility Opportunities Via Education (MOVE) program.


    REF-3557.1: Implementation of Related Service Support for Students with Orthopedic Impairments in Special Day Programs, January 26, 2015
    The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide school site and District staff information regarding the implementation of itinerant related services to support students with the eligibility of orthopedic impairment (OI) that have been placed in a special day program (SDP) where the teacher does not possess a credential specific to physical and health impairment (PHI).
    REF-5527.0Visually Impaired Program: Referral, Assessment, and Scope of Service, June 28, 2011

    The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide guidelines to administrators, certificated staff, school psychologists, and school nurses in regard to the process for referral and assessment for determining eligibility for services from the Visually Impaired (VI) Program. The scope of services offered by the VI program is also briefly described. 


    REF 5148.0   Standards for Teaching Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing who Utilize Audition and Oral Communication, July 26, 2010

    The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide information to school administrators and teachers regarding best practices (based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession [CSTP]), for implementing an instructional program for students who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH).