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child’s needs in either developmental area. Consequently,

we do not agree that further clarification of these areas is necessary. Concerning the request to add social skills

to §303.13(a)(4), the term social or emotional development

includes the acquisition of developmental skills, such as

social skills. Thus, adding “social skills” to the

developmental areas identified in §303.13(a)(4) is not


Changes: None.

Comment: None.

Discussion: We realize that the term “early intervention”

should have been included before the word “services” in

§303.13(a)(5), which provides that developmental services

must meet the standards of the State in which the services are provided, including the requirements of Part C of the

Act. We have added the phrase “early intervention” before

the word “services.”

Changes: We have revised §303.13(a)(5) to include the

phrase “early intervention” before the word “services.”

Where appropriate, we have made similar changes throughout the regulations.

Comment: One commenter requested that the Department amend

§303.13(a)(8) to require that specific services and methods

be provided in natural environments to the maximum extent