2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-13-123. Children eligible - "Developmentally delayed" defined.
A. The children eligible for entry into early intervention services in the State of Oklahoma shall be infants and toddlers age birth through two years (0-36 months) who are developmentally delayed. As used in this act "developmentally delayed" means children of the chronological age group specified in this section who:
1. Exhibit a delay in their developmental age compared to their chronological age of fifty percent (50%) or score two standard deviations below the mean in one of the following areas or in a subdomain of one of the following areas: cognitive, physical, communication, social and emotional, or adaptive development;
2. Exhibit a delay in their developmental age compared to their chronological age of twenty-five percent (25%) or score one and one-half standard deviations below the mean in two or more of the following areas or in a subdomain of two or more of the following areas: cognitive, physical, communication, social and emotional, or adaptive development; or
3. Have a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in delay. This includes, but is not limited to: chromosomal disorders, neurological abnormalities, inborn errors of metabolism, genetic disorders, congenital malformation of the brain, congenital infections and sensory abnormalities and impairments or identified syndromes.
B. The State Board of Education is authorized to modify and redefine by regulation the eligibility definitions established in subsection A of this section whenever such modification is required to receive federal assistance under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as may be amended.
Laws 1989, c. 102, § 3, operative July 1, 1989; Laws 2005, c. 89, § 2, eff. July 1, 2005.