IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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636(d)(4) of the Act and §303.344(d)(1) of these
regulations. We cannot mandate in these regulations that family training or any other specific early intervention service be provided to an infant or toddler with a
disability or that child’s family.
Types of early intervention services--occupational therapy
(new §303.13(b)(8)) (proposed §303.13(b)(6))
Comment: Several commenters supported our proposed
definition of occupational therapy in new §303.13(b)(8)
(proposed §303.13(b)(6)), but suggested that the Department
modify the definition to require that such services be provided by qualified occupational therapists as required in 34 CFR 300.34(c)(6) of the Part B regulations.
One commenter requested that we clarify the definition to state that an occupational therapy assistant working under the direct supervision of an occupational therapist could provide occupational therapy services.
A few commenters recommended that this definition identify the specific functional domains that occupational therapists facilitate and promote such as physical, cognitive, communication, social, emotional, and adaptive skills.
Discussion: Specifying that occupational therapy must be