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whether like or unlike the ones named.” Accordingly,

revising the reference to “and” in the definition of sign

language and cued language services is not necessary.

Changes: We have revised new §303.13(b)(12) to define sign

language and cued language services to include “teaching

sign language, cued language, and auditory/oral language, providing oral transliteration services (such as amplification), and providing sign and cued language


Comment: One commenter requested that the Department add a

parenthetical “such as amplification” to the phrase “oral

transliteration” in new §303.13(b)(12) (proposed §303.13(b)

(12)(iv)) and distinguish between “translation” and

“transliteration.” Another commenter recommended moving

the reference to cued language interpreting and transliteration services from the definition of early

intervention services in new §303.13(b)(12) (proposed

§303.13(b)(12)(iv)) to the definition of native language in

§303.25(b) because, for children who are deaf, native

language is defined as the mode of communication normally used by the individual (including sign language).

Discussion: Transliteration, in new §303.13(b)(12)

(proposed §303.13(b)(12)(iv)), refers to the rendering of

one language or mode of communication into another by sound