Related Services

Related services are support services identified to assist students with disabilities in order to benefit from their special education program.  In the Sioux Falls School District, these services may include speech/language services, physical and occupational therapy, adaptive physical education, vision services, audiological services, school psychological services, and assistive technology. Related services may also include transportation and health/nursing services. Individualized Education Plan (IEP) teams determine eligibility for related services based on individual student needs.  

Behavior Support Programs

There is a continuum of social, emotional, and behavioral supports available to help all students experience success in school. All students receive universal support while some receive further targeted interventions. Certain supports are delivered by trained professionals who focus on the specific needs of students. At times, students with further challenges may benefit from more intensive support and services through programs at alternate sites. 

Key features of these programs include smaller class sizes with a lower staff-to-student ratio to support students’ individualized behavior modification programs, social skills acquisition, and opportunities to participate with peers at their home attendance center. The general education curriculum is initially provided in a small group setting provided by our behavior program teachers and students continue to have access to other layers of support for their instructional needs. IEP teams determine placement in this specialized setting based on a child’s individual needs and response to multi-tiered systems of support within their home school.

Braille and Orientation and Mobility Services

Specialized services of brailling and orientation and mobility are provided based on information obtained through evaluation and as documented on the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student. The services may take the form of Braille instruction, large print materials, assistive technology, direct one-on-one tutoring, or small group instruction within the classroom setting. Some children are served in an indirect manner through the consulting model. Orientation and mobility training is provided on an individual basis, as determined through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.

Speech and Language Services

Services are provided based on information obtained through evaluation and as documented on the Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each student. These services may include articulation, language development, augmentative communication, direct one-on-one tutoring or small group instruction within the classroom setting. Some children are served in an indirect manner through the consulting model. The services are generally delivered utilizing the itinerant tutorial approach with some language group instruction within the classroom setting.

School Psychological Services

The Psychology Program provides evaluations for students suspected of having a disability. The program is designed to meet the mandates for initial and three-year evaluation of special education students. In addition, it provides evaluation and consultation services to assist teachers and administrators in providing appropriate programs for students.

Occupational and Physical Therapy Services

Services are provided based on information obtained through evaluation and as documented on the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student. These services may include gross or fine motor development, training in activities of daily living, positioning or mobility training. Services may be delivered individually or in small groups, in pullout or classroom settings. Some children are served in an indirect manner through the consulting model.

Interpreting Services

American Sign Language

Interpreting services are provided based on information obtained through evaluation and as documented on the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with deafness or hearing loss that interferes in the student's ability to learn. These services may take the form of direct one-on-one tutoring or small group instruction within the classroom setting. Some children are served in an indirect manner through the consulting model.

Language Translation

Please contact the appropriate location for the interpreting services you need.

Non-Early Childhood (K-12) Spoken Language Interpreters:
Please contact your School Home Liaison or your school office.

SFSD Staff - please log into InSite for scheduling information.

Early Childhood Interpreters:
Please contact your school office.

Kyle Babb

Kyle Babb

Special Services/Related Services Supervisor

✆ (605) 367-7948
✉ Email Kyle Babb
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Sara Klaahsen

Sara Klaahsen

Coordinator of Language Immersion & Professional Development

✆ (605) 367-7943
✉ Email Sara Klaahsen
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