Specialized services for low-incidence disabilities may include:
(1) Specially designed instruction related to
the unique needs of pupils with low-incidence disabilities provided by teachers
credentialed pursuant to Education Code section
(2) Specialized services related to the
unique needs of pupils with low-incidence disabilities provided by qualified
individuals such as interpreters, notetakers, readers, transcribers, and other
individuals who provide specialized materials and equipment.
(b) An "educational interpreter"
provides communication facilitation between students who are deaf or hard of
hearing, and others, in the general education classroom and for other
school-related activities, including extracurricular activities, as designated
in a student's IEP.
educational interpreter shall be certified by the national Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), or equivalent; in lieu of RID certification or
equivalent, an educational interpreter must have achieved a score of 4.0 or
above on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), the
Educational Sign Skills Evaluation-Interpreter and Receptive (ESSE-I/R), or the
National Association of the Deaf/American Consortium of Certified Interpreters
(NAD/ACCI) assessment. If providing Cued Language transliteration, a
transliterator shall possess Testing/Evaluation and Certification Unit
(TECUnit) certification, or have achieved a score of 4.0 or above on the EIPA -
services for pupils with low-incidence disabilities shall be provided only by
personnel who possess a credential that authorizes services in special
education or clinical rehabilitation services in the appropriate area of
Cal. Code Regs. Tit.
Note: Authority cited: Sections
Education Code. Reference: Section
Education Code; and 34 C.F.R. Sections 300.34 and 300.156(b)(1).
1. New section filed
3-21-88; operative 4-20-88 (Register 88, No. 15).
correction of first sentence (Register 98, No. 33).
3. Amendment of
section and Note filed 7-29-2002; operative 8-28-2002 (Register 2002, No.
4. Repealer and new subsection (b)(1), new subsections
(b)(2)-(c) and amendment of Note filed 2-22-2008; operative 3-23-2008 (Register
2008, No. 8).
5. Amendment of section and Note filed 5-5-2014;
2014, No. 19).