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(proposed §303.13(b)(11)) to “developmental instruction”

because “special instruction” services may not be covered

by public or private insurance.

Discussion: Section 632(4)(E)(ii) of the Act references

“special instruction” as an example of an early

intervention service. The definition of special instruction has not changed substantively from the

definition of special instruction in current §303.12(d)(13)

and specifically includes developmental instruction. States may refer to this early intervention service as

“developmental instruction” or use another term, provided

that it meets the definition of special instruction in

§303.13(b). Moreover, many States currently use the term

“special instruction” and, thus, revisions to the title of

this definition are not necessary.

Changes: None.

Types of early intervention services--speech-language

pathology services (new §303.13(b)(15)) (proposed


Comment: Some commenters recommended that sign language, cued language, auditory/oral language, and transliteration services be defined separately from, and not included in, the definition of speech-language pathology services because they are different types of services. One