Development Services

Services should be designed to meet a handicapped infant’s or toddler’s developmental needs in any one or more of the following areas:

  • physical development
  • cognitive development
  • language and speech development
  • psychosocial development
  • self-help skills

Services should meet the standards of the state, including:

  • family training, counseling, and home visits
  • special instruction
  • speech pathology and audiology
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • psychological services
  • case management services
  • medical services only for diagnostic or evaluation purposes
  • early identification, screening, and assessment services
  • health services necessary to enable the infant or toddler to benefit from the other early intervention services.

These services should be provided in conformity with an individualized family service plan adopted in accordance with Section 677 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.