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California Early Intervention Definitions S-Z

Severe Orthopedic Impairment

A condition which adversely affects an infant's or toddler's development. Such orthopedic impairments include impairments caused by congenital anomaly, impairments caused by disease and impairments from other causes which may affect functional movement and/or growth.

Sign Language and Cued Language Services

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

Speech-language Pathology Services

Identification of children with communication or language disorders and delays in development of communication skills as defined in CCR, Title 16, Division 13.4, Article 1, §1399.150.2(b), referral for medical or other professional services necessary for the habilitation or rehabilitation of children with communication or language disorders and delays in development of communication skills; and provision of services for the habilitation, rehabilitation, or prevention of communication or language disorders and delays in development of communication skills. The requirements for classification of vendors providing such services are as defined in §54342(a)(31), (38), and (75).

Social or Emotional Development

The acquisition of capacities for human relationships, emotional expression, communication and learning. Social or emotional development is based on the motivation to engage in positive interaction and to sustain personal relationships and precedes the development of effective coping skills, self esteem and the ability to take advantage of opportunities for learning. Differences in temperament, self regulation, range and intensity of affect and modulating one's response to the environment are additional factors influencing social or emotional development.

Solely Low Incidence Disability

One or a combination of low incidence disabilities which are vision impairment, severe orthopedic impairment, and hearing impairment which is the primary disability and has a significant impact on learning and development of the infant or toddler as determined by the IFSP team of the LEA. The infant or toddler who has a solely low incidence disability shall not be eligible for services from a regional center.

Teratogen

An agent or factor that causes the production of physical defects in the developing embryo.

Transportation

Related costs include the cost of travel and other costs that are necessary to enable an infant or toddler with a disability and the child's family to receive early intervention services.

Vision Impairment

A visual condition which, even with correction, adversely affects the infant's or toddler's development.

Vision Services

Evaluation and assessment of visual functioning, referral for medical or other professional services necessary for the habilitation or rehabilitation of visual functioning disorders, or both; and communication skills training, orientation and mobility training for all environments, visual training, and additional training necessary to activate visual motor abilities.

Reference

17 CCR § 52000

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