IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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Discussion: All of the terms mentioned by the commenters are taken directly from the Act. Section 636(d)(4) of the Act requires the IFSP to include a statement of the specific early intervention services based on peer-reviewed research, to the extent practicable, necessary to meet the unique needs of the infant or toddler and the family, including the frequency, intensity, and method of delivering those services. Additionally, section 636(d)(6) of the Act requires the IFSP to include the anticipated length, duration, and frequency of the early intervention services identified in the IFSP.
Comment: One commenter recommended expanding the
requirements in §303.344(d)(1)(ii)(B) to require that, in
the case of an infant or toddler who is deaf or hard of hearing, the IFSP Team must: (a) consider home, community, and program settings that provide full support for language and communication development for the child and family; (b) base recommendations for the appropriate setting for providing services on a comprehensive assessment of the
child and the family’s priorities, resources, and concerns;
(c) provide families with comprehensive information about all programs and providers; (d) encourage families to visit all programs providing services to young children; (e)