IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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psychological services the child is receiving.
Comment: One commenter recommended adding “support of the
parent-child relationship” as an area that would be covered
by the definition of family training, counseling, and home
visits in §303.13(b)(3).
Discussion: Supporting the parent-child relationship may be one of any number of early intervention services provided to assist a family of an infant or toddler with a disability in understanding the special needs of the child
and enhancing that child’s development. Including specific
types of services in §303.13(b)(3) is not necessary because
a wide range of services could fall under the definition of family training, counseling, and home visits. Indeed, including such a list could be interpreted to limit the types of services that would be considered family training, counseling, and home visits. We want to ensure that the regulations provide the flexibility for each IFSP Team to determine appropriate early intervention services based on the unique needs of an infant or toddler with a disability and his or her family. Leaving this definition more general will provide IFSP Teams with that flexibility.
Comment: One commenter recommended adding references to