IFSP Team Consideration and Special Factors
In developing, reviewing and revising the child’s IFSP, the IFSP team must consider:
The strengths of the child and the concerns of the parents for enhancing the development of their child; and
The results of the initial or most recent evaluation of the child; and
For a child age three and older, the academic, developmental and functional needs of the child.
For children age three and older, in developing, reviewing and revising the child’s IFSP the IFSP team must consider the following special factors:
The communication needs of the child; and
Whether the child requires assistive technology devices and services.
For children age three and older, in developing, reviewing and revising the IFSP of children described below, the IFSP team must consider the following additional special factors:
For a child whose behavior impedes his or her development or that of others, consider strategies, positive behavioral interventions and supports to address that behavior;
For a child or family with limited English proficiency, consider the language needs of the child and the family as those needs relate to the child’s IFSP;
For a child who is blind or visually impaired, instruct the child in pre-literacy or readiness activities related to the use of Braille unless the IFSP determines, after an evaluation of the child, that this instruction is not appropriate for the child;
For a child who is deaf or hard of hearing, consider the child’s language and communication needs, including developmental level, full range of needs, and opportunities for direct instruction and direct communications with peers and professional personnel in the child’s language and communication mode.
If, in considering these special factors, the IFSP team determines that a child needs a particular device or service (including intervention, accommodation or other program modification) for the child to receive free appropriate public education, the IFSP team must include a statement to that effect in the child’s IFSP.
Nothing in OAR 581-015-2815 (IFSP Content) or this rule may be construed to require the IFSP team to include information under one component of a child’s IFSP that is already contained under another component of the child’s IFSP.