Using the sample of 1726 special education students from the Collaborative Study of Children With Special Needs, the authors describe the related services being provided to the children and then analyze the relationship between service provision and class placement. Related services are provided in all settings, with a concentration in special schools and special classes. For even the most severely involved children the trade-off with academics is no more than 1 hour per day. It is argued that schools now are major sites of therapeutic service provision for children with special needs.
- Received January 9, 1989.
- Accepted May 8, 1989.
- Copyright © 1990 by the American Academy of Pediatrics