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Discussion: Section 303.343(b) makes clear that individuals: (1) who are directly involved in conducting evaluations and assessments or (2) who provide early intervention services are not required to be invited or

attend the IFSP periodic review meeting unless “conditions

warrant.” An example of a condition under §303.342(b) that

may warrant the attendance of the qualified personnel who conducted an evaluation at the IFSP periodic review meeting is if that individual conducted a reevaluation of an infant or toddler with a disability and the results of that evaluation will be discussed at the periodic review.

Additionally, reviewing the child’s progress in a

particular developmental area may require the participation of the EIS provider(s) in those areas. In such instances, the lead agency must ensure the participation of those individuals.

However, while the issues at an IFSP periodic review meeting vary, the periodic reviews are usually limited to

reviewing the child’s progress towards the measurable

results or outcomes. The periodic review is less formal than the initial or annual IFSP meeting and may be done through a teleconference, a face-to-face meeting or other means acceptable to the parents and other participants. Requiring the attendance of individuals referenced in