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Teams to consider and periodically review the duration of a given service during the period in which a child is eligible to receive early intervention services and to anticipate when the child is expected to achieve certain results or outcomes associated with the receipt of the service. The duration of a service must be discussed and, if necessary, amended annually at the IFSP meeting.

We appreciate that the IFSP Team will not always know how long a particular service will be needed to achieve the

measurable outcomes or results in the child’s IFSP. What

is critical is that the IFSP Team evaluates and re-

evaluates whether the expected outcomes are being achieved

at the appropriate pace. If the IFSP Team miscalculates how long a particular service will be provided, it can amend the IFSP during a periodic review. Due to the rapidly changing needs of infants and toddlers and the need for accountability in making sure the appropriate services are provided, it is important for families to participate in periodic and annual reviews in order to help make decisions about modifications to the IFSP based on the

child’s present level of development.

Changes: None.

Comment: A few commenters expressed concern about the

requirement in §303.344(d)(4) that the IFSP include an