Inclusive Related Service Provision: Lessons from Practitioners

This research study describes qualitative data regarding inclusive related service provision for students with disabilities in public schools. Results of the study document strategies for collaboration, providing flexible service delivery, and negotiating logistical barriers.  Implications for the provision of inclusive related services are discussed in order to ensure that “everyone has the right to be here” and that this is the future of inclusive services.

  • After this session, participants will be explain characteristics of related service provision conducted in inclusive classrooms.
  • After this session, participants will be able to contrast inclusive related service provision with pull-out therapy services.
  • After this session, participants will be able to justify and recommend more inclusive academic, social, and extracurricular therapy learning experiences for individuals with disabilities within their home school.
  • After this session, participants will be debate common logistical barriers to providing inclusive related services.
  • After this session, participants will be able to construct and recommend practical solutions for therapy in public schools that align with inclusive education commitments.

Chelsea Tracy-Bronson, Julie Causton