Related Services (RS) for ages 3 to 21
EDIS provides certain Related Services to eligible school-age children who are enrolled in Department of Defense schools in overseas areas and who receive special education services that are listed on an Individualized Education Program (IEP)
. Special Education Related Services includes support services such as speech/language therapy, psychological counseling, social work services, audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and transportation. The DoD schools provide some of these related services, while others are provided by the military medical departments through the EDIS programs. EDIS providers focus on the child's behavioral, motor, and physical factors that affect their learning process. All related services must be listed on the child's IEP.
The DoD schools follow the RS
process to determine the special education and related service needs for a child who has different learning needs. This results in a written IEP, which describes the child's learning environment, any special instructional materials, physical accommodations, or other special supports that the child needs to participate in the learning experience. Decisions about special education and related services are made by a Case Study Committee (CSC) made up of classroom teachers, special education teachers, administrators, and any necessary related service personnel who work closely with parents to determine the child's strengths and needs. Services are provided in the least restrictive environment within the school.