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BOOK: 27 
DECISION: 850 
MONTH-YEAR: June - 2013
IN RE: B.T.
APPELLANT: B.T.s Parents
APPELLEE: Waukee CSD
KEYWORDS: Vision Therapy
FULL TEXT: https://www.educateiowa.gov/documents/appeal-decisions/2016/08/book-27-decision-850 
DETAILS: Complaint filed by parents of upper elementary age student receiving special education services to address deficiency in reading fluency challenge school districts refusal to provide the student with vision therapy as a related service under the IDEA. 
  Decision held that the requested vision therapy was a research-based intervention appropriate to meet the students needs; but feel outside of the scope of related services, as defined by the IDEA, because it was a non-diagnostic medical service that could be provided only by or under the direct supervision of a licensed optometrist.
OUTCOMES: The Respondent school district and AEA prevailed.