ECAC | Parent Counseling & Training: A Related Service Under IDEA

Community Event


March 25, 2024


12pm - 1:30pm



Often when we think of related services listed in the IEP, the first things to come to mind are OT, PT and Speech. Did you know that related services also include parent counseling and training? Parent counseling and training means:

  • Assisting parents in understanding the special needs of their child
  • Providing parents with information about child development; and
  • Helping parents to acquire the necessary skills that will allow them to support the implementation of their child’s IEP or IFSP

This presentation will provide information about the use of Parent Counseling and Training as a Related Service under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Join us to learn more about how this service can be implemented by IEP teams to support students with disabilities and their families.

Presented By:

Virginia G. Madorin, M.A., LSLS Cert. AVEd

Consultant for Deaf & Hard of Hearing and Co-Director, NC DeafBlind Project

Sensory Support and Assistive Technology

Office of Exceptional Children

NC Department of Public Instruction

Work Together NC