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commenter supported their inclusion in the definition. A few commenters suggested that separate definitions would reflect that speech-language pathologists and interpreters receive different preparatory training, are licensed by different boards, and are subject to different professional regulations.

Other commenters noted that sign language, cued language, auditory/oral language, and transliteration services are provided by qualified professionals, such as audiologists, teachers of children who are deaf and hard of hearing, and interpreters, and that speech-language pathologists may not necessarily be qualified to provide these services. Finally, one commenter recommended that, at a minimum, we change the title of this definition to reference sign language and cued language services to be consistent with the list of types of early intervention services specified in section 632(4)(E)(iii) of the Act.

Discussion: We agree that establishing a separate definition of sign language and cued language services, which includes auditory/oral language and transliteration services, is consistent with section 632(4)(E)(iii) of the

Act. Therefore, we have included in new §303.13(b)(12) a

definition of the term that incorporates the language from

proposed §303.13(b)(12)(iv).