Designated Instructional Services

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Designated Instructional Services provides support to special needs students in the areas of vision, hearing, speech and language, and occupational therapy.

The services are provided to help ensure success within the classroom and must be agreed upon during the student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) meeting.


  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Related services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing includes assessments, instruction, consultation, and support services for all eligible children 3 through 22 years.

  • Orientation & Mobility

Orientation and Mobility Instruction includes assessment, instruction, consultation and support services for all eligible children 3 through 22 years.

  • Orthopedically Impaired

Orthopedically Impaired Services include assessment, instruction, intervention, consultation, modification, and adaptations to eligible students ages 3 through 22 years.

  • Speech and Language Services

SLOCOE Speech and Language Pathologists provide evaluation, collaboration, consultation, and direct services to students (3-22) who are eligible under specific criteria for speech and language disorders. SLOCOE speech and language pathologists provide services to students in county operated programs and to the smaller school districts in the county.

  • Visually Impaired

Programs and services for students birth through 22 who have a visual impairment provide assessments, instruction, consultation, and support services.