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Changes: We have moved proposed §303.13(b)(12)(iv) to new

§303.13(b)(12). Due to the addition of this separate

definition of sign language and cued language services in

§303.13(b)(12), the definitions in §303.13(b) (types of

early intervention services), beginning with the definition of social work services, have been renumbered.

Comment: A significant number of commenters requested that the Department clarify that sign language and cued language services may be provided not only to children who are deaf or hard of hearing but also to an eligible child who is not deaf or hard of hearing whose IFSP Team has identified such

services as appropriate to meet that child’s developmental

needs.

Discussion: We agree with the commenters and have not included the reference to infants and toddlers with a disability who are deaf or hard of hearing from proposed

§303.13(b)(12)(iv) in the new definition of sign language

and cued language services in new §303.13(b)(12).

Changes: The phrase “as used with respect to infants and

toddlers with disabilities who are hearing impaired” has

not been included in the definition of sign language and

cued language services in new §303.13(b)(12).

Comment: One commenter suggested that the description of sign language and cued language services, which is now in