IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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assist the family of an infant or toddler with a disability in understanding the special needs of the child and
enhancing the child’s development.
Comment: One commenter questioned how the family training
services referenced in §303.13(b)(3) differ from the parent
training referenced in the definition of psychological
services in §303.13(b)(10)(iv).
Discussion: The term family training, as used in
§303.13(b)(3), is an example of an early intervention
service identified in section 632(4)(E) of the Act and
parent training is referenced in §303.13(b)(10)(iv) as an
example of one component of a program of psychological services for an infant or toddler with a disability. While there may be some overlap in these services, the purposes
and providers of the trainings may differ. “Family
training” as used in §303.13(b)(3) is broader than “parent
training” in §303.13(b)(10)(iv). For example, family
training in §303.13(b)(3) may include training in any area
related to the special needs of the infant or toddler with a disability (such as the use of specialized equipment or feeding techniques); whereas, parent training as used in
§303.13(b)(10)(iv) only encompasses training with respect
to the child’s psychological condition and the