Early intervention terms
First up are the key terms and phrases common in Part C of IDEA. This is the part of the law that applies specifically to babies and toddlers up to age 3. Go to NICHCY’s page on Early intervention Key Words and scroll down the page for easy-to-read definitions and examples of each of the following terms. (The terms in bold will take you to my prior blog posts for additional reading.)· Consent
· Early intervention services
· Health services
· Infant or toddler with a disability· Multidisciplinary
· Native language· Natural environments
· Service coordination services
Special education termsLikewise, for parents of children ages 3 – 21, NICHCY offers great explanations of many terms that you will hear and need to know that are in Part B of IDEA. (This is the part of the law that applies specifically to school aged children.) NICHCY’s Key Terms to Know in Special Education provides easy-to-understand explanations on the following topics (some of which I have already written about in a prior blog post, but NICHCY’s info is too good not to mention again, here).