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California Early Intervention Definitions M-R
A voluntary resolution process in which an impartial third party may assist the disagreeing parties to resolve issues prior to a due process hearing.
Services provided by a licensed physician for diagnostic or evaluation purposes to determine a child's developmental status and need for early intervention services.
means two or more individuals from separate disciplines or professions, and the parent, who participate in the provision of integrated and coordinated services, including evaluation, assessment, and IFSP development. The multidisciplinary team may include one individual who is qualified in more than one discipline or profession.
Settings that are natural or typical for the infant or toddler's age peers who have no disability including the home and community settings in which children without disabilities participate.
Services as defined in Business and Professions Code, Division 2, Chapter 5.6. Occupational Therapy, § 2570.2(l). California Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice
Services as defined in Business and Professions Code, Division 2, Chapter 5.7. Physical Therapy, §2620(a). California Physical Therapy Scope of Practice
Payor of Last Resort
The regional center or LEA that is required to pay for early intervention services listed on the IFSP when third party payers or other agencies do not have an obligation to pay as required by 34 CFR 303.510.
Information that includes:
The acquisition of fine and gross motor skills involved in functional movement. Physical development includes vision, hearing and health status.
A family's choice for the focus of early intervention services as well as for the ways in which early intervention services will be incorporated into the family's day-to-day organization, routine and planning.
A person meets state certification, licensing, credentialing, registration, or other comparable requirements for the area in which he or she is providing early intervention services, or, in the absence of such approved or recognized requirements, meets the Department of Developmental Services or California Department of Education requirements. Qualified personnel who provide early intervention services specifically include but are not limited to those listed in regulations, and ophthalmologists; optometrists; orientation specialists; pediatricians; psychologists; special educators; and speech and language pathologists.
The documentation in the infant's or toddler's regional center client file and/or the LEA's cumulative file.
A diagnostic, counseling and service coordination center for persons with developmental disabilities and their families which is established and operated pursuant to Chapter 5 of Division 4.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Sections 4620 through 4669, by a private nonprofit community agency/corporation acting as a contractor for the Department of Developmental Services.
The receipt of oral or written information that causes a record to be opened for an infant or toddler who may be eligible for early intervention services.
The strengths, abilities, formal and informal supports of the family available to meet the developmental needs of the infant or toddler.
17 CCR § 52000