Sec. 3051.16 - Specialized Services for Low-Incidence Disabilities

ยง 3051.16. Specialized Services for Low-Incidence Disabilities

(a) 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 44265.

(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.

(c) An 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 - Cued Speech.

(d) Specialized 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 disability.

(1. New section filed 3-21-88; operative 4-20-88 (Register 88, No. 15). 2. Editorial 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. 31). 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; operative 7-1-2014 (Register 2014, No. 19).)

Note: Authority cited: Sections 56100 and 56366.1, Education Code. Reference: Section 56363, Education Code; and 34 C.F.R. Sections 300.34 and 300.156(b)(1).

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