IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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“communication or social and emotional developmental
Discussion: Under §303.344(c), the IFSP must include,
among other things, a statement of the measurable results
or measurable outcomes expected to be achieved for the child (including pre-literacy and language skills, as developmentally appropriate for the child) and family. The
phrase “including pre-literacy and language skills as
developmentally appropriate for the child” is from section
636(d)(3) of the Act. Thus, it would not be appropriate to delete this language and replace it with other language. Concerning the confusion between Part C and Part B responsibility, pre-literacy and language skills emerge during infancy and, therefore, should be a measurable result or measurable outcome that is developmentally appropriate for a child served under the Part C program.
Comment: A few commenters requested that we provide
definitions for the terms “measurable results” and
“measurable outcomes,” as those terms are used in
§303.344(c). These commenters also questioned whether it
was necessary for this section to include both terms.
Discussion: Section 303.344(c) incorporates language from section 636(d)(3) of the Act, which requires that the IFSP