2015 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 14 - Individuals With Disabilities
Subchapter 5 - Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers
§ 20-14-502 - Definitions.

AR Code § 20-14-502 (2015) What's This?

As used in this subchapter:

(1) "Council" means the State Interagency Council;

(2) "Developmental delay" means a child is delayed in any one (1) or more of the following areas:

(A) Physical development;

(B) Cognitive development;

(C) Language and speech development;

(D) Psycho-social development; or

(E) Self-help skills;

(3) "Early intervention services" means developmental services which:

(A) Are provided under public supervision through licensure or for accreditation by the appropriate state agency;

(B) Are provided at no cost except when federal or state law or regulations provide for a system of payments by families, including a schedule of sliding fees;

(C) Are designed to meet a handicapped infant's or toddler's developmental needs in any one (1) or more of the following areas:

(i) Physical development;

(ii) Cognitive development;

(iii) Language and speech development;

(iv) Psycho-social development; or

(v) Self-help skills;

(D) Meet the standards of the state, including the requirements in this section;

(E) Include:

(i) Family training, counseling, and home visits;

(ii) Special habilitation and education instruction;

(iii) Speech pathology and audiology;

(iv) Occupational therapy such as fine motor skills;

(v) Physical therapy;

(vi) Psychological services;

(vii) Case management services at the service delivery level;

(viii) Medical services for diagnostic or evaluation purposes;

(ix) Early identification, screening, and assessment services; and

(x) Health services necessary to enable the infant or toddler to benefit from other early intervention services;

(F) Are provided by qualified personnel, including:

(i) Certified special educators or training technicians supervised by special educators;

(ii) Speech and language pathologists and audiologists;

(iii) Occupational therapists;

(iv) Physical therapists;

(v) Psychologists;

(vi) Social workers;

(vii) Nurses;

(viii) Nutritionists; and

(ix) Physicians; and

(G) Are provided in conformity with an individualized family service plan adopted in accordance with this subchapter; and

(4) "Infants and toddlers with handicaps" means individuals from birth through two (2) years of age, inclusive, who need early intervention services because they:

(A) Are experiencing developmental delays as measured by appropriate diagnostic instruments and procedures in one (1) or more of the following areas:

(i) Cognitive development;

(ii) Physical development;

(iii) Language and speech development;

(iv) Psycho-social development; or

(v) Self-help skills; or

(B) Have a diagnosed physical or mental condition which has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay or are at risk of having substantial delays if early intervention services are not provided.

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