Counseling as a related service may be required for students to benefit from their special education services. Counseling as a related service does not supplant general counseling services available to all students. Counseling services are provided by qualified social workers, psychologists, guidance counselors or other qualified personnel.
In the Southeast Texas Cooperative for Special Services, the recommendation for counseling as a related service may come from a counseling or psychological consultation, an evaluation specifically for counseling, or a full psychological evaluation. The Director of Special Education is responsible for monitoring the provision of counseling as a related service.