IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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is made, to provide appropriate early intervention services to an infant or toddler with a disability.
Other services (§303.13(d))
Comment: One commenter supported proposed §303.13(d),
which provides that the services and personnel identified
in §303.13(b) and (c) do not comprise exhaustive lists of
early intervention services and qualified personnel and that IFSP Teams and families also may consider other services that may be appropriate for infants and toddlers with disabilities.
Another commenter requested that the Department revise the language in this paragraph to indicate that any other services identified in the IFSP of an infant or toddler with a disability be based on proven methods or evidence- based practices.
Discussion: We do not agree that requiring services
identified in an IFSP to be based on proven methods or
evidence-based practices is appropriate. Section 636(d)(4) of the Act provides that the IFSP include a statement of the specific early intervention services, based on peer- reviewed research, to the extent practicable, that are necessary to meet the unique needs of the infant or toddler with a disability and the family. Mirroring this standard,