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J Am Acad Audiol. 1990 Oct;1(4):196-208.

A new challenge for pediatric audiology: Public Law 99-457.

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Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill 27599.


When fully implemented, the most recent amendments to the Education of the Handicapped Act will have a substantial impact on expanding services to infants and toddlers with handicapping conditions and their families. Audiologists in many settings will be called upon to participate in the implementation of this new mandate. It is imperative that audiologists be well informed about Public Law 99-457 as state and local policies are being developed and implemented. This article reviews the new law with emphasis on its implications for young hearing-impaired children, their families, and the audiologists who serve them.

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