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new §303.13(b)(12) (proposed §303.13(b)(12)(iv)), was

confusing because of the use of the word “and” between

“cued language” and “auditory/oral language services.” The

commenter recommended that this phrase be changed to “cued

language or auditory/oral language services” because the

word “and” implied that either all services in the list

must be provided or none of the services can be provided.

Discussion: In reviewing new §303.13(b)(12) (proposed

§303.13(b)(12)(iv)), we determined it was necessary to

clarify and distinguish between services that focus on teaching and interpretation. Thus, we have clarified that sign language and cued language services include teaching sign language, cued language, and auditory/oral language, providing oral transliteration services (such as amplification), and providing sign and cued language interpretation.

Regarding the commenter’s concern about the use of the

term “and”, this use does not mean that all of the services

listed must be identified in the IFSP or provided. The definition of sign language and cued language services in

new §303.12(b)(12) provides that sign language and cued

language services “include” certain services and §303.18,

in turn, defines the term include to mean “that the items

named are not all of the possible items that are covered,