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devices are required, a specially trained professional would provide the remapping, but this is not the responsibility of the lead agency or EIS provider.

While providing mapping as an early intervention service is neither required nor permitted by Part C of the

Act, §303.16(c)(1)(iii)(B) makes clear that nothing in Part

C of the Act or these regulations prevents an early intervention service provider from routinely checking that the external components of a cochlear implant of an infant or toddler with a disability are functioning properly. Trained lay individuals can routinely check an externally worn processor connected to the cochlear implant to determine if the batteries are charged and the external processor is operating. For example, EIS providers can be trained to check the externally worn speech processor to ensure that it is turned on, the volume and sensitivity settings are correct, and the cable is connected.

The exclusion of mapping as a health service is not intended to deny an infant or toddler with a disability

access to any early intervention service. Each infant’s or

toddler’s IFSP Team, which includes the child’s parent,

determines the early intervention services, and the level of those services, required by an eligible infant or toddler.