Section 391.302, Florida Statutes 2003
391.302 Definitions.--As used in ss. 391.301-391.307, the term:
(1) "Developmental intervention" means individualized therapies and services needed to enhance both the infant's or toddler's growth and development and family functioning.
(2) "Hearing-impaired infant" means an infant who is born with or who has acquired prelingually a hearing loss so severe that, unaided, the infant cannot learn speech and language through normal means.
(3) "High-risk hearing-impaired infant" means an infant who exhibits conditions and factors that include, but are not limited to, a family history of hearing impairment or anatomic malformation which place the infant at an increased risk for hearing impairment.
(4) "Infant or toddler" means a child from birth until the child's third birthday.
(5) "In-hospital intervention services" means the provision of assessments; the provision of individualized therapies; monitoring and modifying the delivery of medical interventions; and enhancing the environment for the high-risk, developmentally disabled, medically involved, or hearing-impaired infant or toddler in order to achieve optimum growth and development.
(6) "Parent support and training" means a range of services to families of high-risk, developmentally disabled, medically involved, or hearing-impaired infants or toddlers, including family counseling; financial planning; agency referral; development of parent-to-parent support groups; education concerning growth, development, and developmental intervention and objective measurable skills, including abuse avoidance skills; training of parents to advocate for their child; and bereavement counseling.
History.--s. 12, ch. 89-379; s. 7, ch. 94-140; s. 1039, ch. 95-148.
Note.--Former s. 383.215(3).