early intervention services

(4)The term “early intervention services” means developmental services that— (A)are provided under public supervision; (B)are provided at no cost except where Federal or State law provides for a system of payments by families, including a schedule of sliding fees; (C)are designed to meet the developmental needs of an infant or toddler with a disability, as identified by the individualized family service plan team, in any 1 or more of the following areas: (i)physical development; (ii)cognitive development; (iii)communication development; (iv)social or emotional development; or (v)adaptive development; (D)meet the standards of the State in which the services are provided, including the requirements of this subchapter; (E)include— (i)family training, counseling, and home visits; (ii)special instruction; (iii)speech-language pathology and audiology services, and sign language and cued language services; (iv)occupational therapy; (v)physical therapy; (vi)psychological services; (vii)service coordination services; (viii)medical services only for diagnostic or evaluation purposes; (ix)early identification, screening, and assessment services; (x)health services necessary to enable the infant or toddler to benefit from the other early intervention services; (xi)social work services; (xii)vision services; (xiii)assistive technology devices and assistive technology services; and (xiv)transportation and related costs that are necessary to enable an infant or toddler and the infant’s or toddler’s family to receive another service described in this paragraph; (F)are provided by qualified personnel, including— (i)special educators; (ii)speech-language pathologists and audiologists; (iii)occupational therapists; (iv)physical therapists; (v)psychologists; (vi)social workers; (vii)nurses; (viii)registered dietitians; (ix)family therapists; (x)vision specialists, including ophthalmologists and optometrists; (xi)orientation and mobility specialists; and (xii)pediatricians and other physicians; (G)to the maximum extent appropriate, are provided in natural environments, including the home, and community settings in which children without disabilities participate; and (H)are provided in conformity with an individualized family service plan adopted in accordance withsection 1436 of this title.

Source

20 USC § 1432(4)


Scoping language

In this subchapter
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