Related Services

  • Assistive Technology (AT)

    Assistive technology can ensure that students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) by allowing access to the general education curriculum and settings, providing opportunities for active participation with same age peers, and facilitating progress toward their educational goals. In addition, AT can significantly impact independence, self-expression, self-esteem, and overall quality of life.


    Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT)

    Norfolk Public Schools provides Occupational and Physical Therapy services in the educational setting to assist students who are having difficulties accessing their individual education plan. Our team consists of licensed occupational and physical therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants. Each school has a designated OT/PT team to address the needs of our students to assure that they can best access their educational program. Physical and Occupational Therapy services are recommended and referrals are completed as needed during IEP team meetings.

     The Role of the Speech Therapist in Norfolk Public Schools

    • Identification of students at risk for later problems
    • Assessment of students’ communication skills
    • Evaluation of the results of comprehensive assessments
    • Development and implementation of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Individualized Service Plans (ISPs)
    • Documentation of Outcomes
    • Collaboration with teachers and other professionals
    • Supervision of graduate students and clinical fellows
    • Participation in school-wide teams

    Service Delivery

    • Combine communication goals with academic goals
    • Integrate classroom objectives
    • Helps students understand and use basic language concepts
    • Increase students’ understanding of texts and lessons

    Services may vary

    • Monitoring or periodic screening
    • Collaborating or consulting
    • Classroom based services
    • Small group or individual session

    A speech therapist is assigned to each of our schools. In addition, a speech therapist is assigned to our Assistive Technology Team (AT) and the Preschool Assessment Team (PAT).


    Norfolk Public Schools Related Services 

    Learning Support: Special Education Services

    800 City Hall Avenue, Suite 800

    Norfolk, VA 23510

    Phone (757) 628-3950

    Fax (757) 628-3460