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§303.320(a)(2)), activities such as administering an

evaluation instrument; taking the child’s history

(including interviewing the parent); identifying the

child’s level of functioning in each of the developmental

areas in §303.21(a)(1); gathering information from other

sources such as family members, other care-givers, medical providers, social workers, and educators, if necessary, to

understand the full scope of the child’s unique strengths

and needs; and reviewing medical, educational, or other records.

We recognize that the three separate references to

assessments in proposed §303.320(a) (assessment of the

child, assessment of the family, and assessment of service needs) may have caused confusion. To facilitate understanding, we have defined the term assessment, in new

§303.321(a)(2)(ii), to mean the ongoing procedures used by

qualified personnel to identify the child’s unique

strengths and needs and the early intervention services appropriate to meet those needs throughout the period of a

child’s eligibility under this part and to include, the

assessment of the child and the assessment of the child’s


We also have removed all general references to assessment of service needs as used in the proposed