IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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this context, the phrase generally means that specific early intervention services should be based on peer- reviewed research to the extent that it is feasible or possible, given the availability of peer-reviewed research on the early intervention services determined to be most
appropriate to respond to the child’s needs and strengths
identified pursuant to information from the child’s
evaluations and assessments under §303.321.
Comment: A few commenters requested that §303.344(d)(1) be
amended to require IFSP Teams to consider the same special factors that IEP Teams must consider under 34 CFR 300.324(a)(2) of the Part B regulations.
Discussion: These comments are addressed in the Analysis of Comments and Changes for subpart D in response to the
comments on §303.342.
Comment: Some commenters expressed concern that the terms
“frequency,” “intensity,” “method,” “length,” and
“duration” in §303.344(d)(1)(i) do not reflect the language
in the Act and would require significant revisions to forms and training for staff. The commenters requested that the terms and their definitions be removed from the regulations.