IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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contain a statement of the “measurable results or outcomes
expected to be achieved for the infant or toddler and the
family.” The Department interprets the word “measurable”
in this section of the Act to modify both the words
“results” and “outcomes.” For this reason, it is
appropriate to clarify, in §303.344(c), that the IFSP must
contain measurable results or measurable outcomes. Further clarification is not necessary given that there is little material difference, for IFSP content purposes, between the
meaning of the terms “results” and “outcomes” and we use
these terms in the regulation because they are both referenced in the section 636 of the Act.
Comment: Two commenters recommended that the word
“functional” be inserted before every use of the word
“outcomes” in these regulations. Two other commenters
requested that, for clarity, the word “expected” be
inserted before the words “results, outcomes, or early
intervention services” in §303.344(c)(2).
Discussion: We agree with the commenters who recommended
we add the term “expected” before the words “results,
outcomes, or early intervention services are necessary” in
§303.344(c)(2). Therefore, we have made the requested