Related services in the areas of counseling, speech/language, occupational therapy and physical therapy are available from the Bedford Public Schools staff. These services are provided in accordance with the educational needs of individual students and as outlined in the student’s IEP. Related services focus on the student’s academic and functional needs so that a student may make effective educational progress in the least restrictive environment. Related service providers may push in to provide services, pull out if the disability requires it, provide modeling and consultation to the general education staff, and consult with families. Additional related services, such as vision services, orientation and mobility, auditory services or other services required by students with low incidence disabilities are available via contracts with the appropriate agency.