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needs and the early intervention services appropriate to meet those needs. We also have clarified that an assessment of the child must include a review of the

results of the evaluation conducted under new §303.321(b)

(proposed §303.320(a)(2)), personal observations of the

child, and the identification of the child’s needs in each

of the developmental areas in §303.21(a)(1). Because we

have revised new §303.321(a)(2)(ii) and (c)(1) (proposed

§303.320(b), (c), and (d)) to state that the assessment of

the child must include identification of the child’s unique

strengths and needs and the early intervention services appropriate to meet those needs, we have removed the language requiring an assessment of service needs from new

§303.321(a)(1) (proposed §303.320(a)(iv)) and have removed

proposed §303.320(d) from the final regulations. The

results of the assessment of the child, together with the results of the assessment of the family, are the basis for

the IFSP Team’s determination of which early intervention

services would be appropriate to meet the needs of the infant or toddler with a disability and his or her family.

Regarding commenters’ concern that using assessments

to identify the early intervention services appropriate for a child prior to an IFSP meeting is inconsistent with the Act, section 636(a) of the Act, provides that a statewide