Parent - Infant Program

  • Parent-Infant Program brochure (825kb pdf)
  • Resource Manual (3.1Mb pdf)  Excellent resource developed to provide information for families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing, age birth to five years old, and their families.
  • Toy Guide  (857kb pdf)   Excellent resource listing suggested age appropriate toys and the benefits they provide to your child.

parent infantThe NDSD Parent/Infant Program is a home-based program for young deaf and hard of hearing children, ages birth to three years, and their families. The program is family centered and is individualized to the family's needs and the child's learning style through an Individual Family Service Plan. Information is shared with the family on how to encourage listening skills, communication, language, and speech development through natural daily activities.

Other topics of discussion/instruction include hearing aids/care of the hearing aids, and education options, etc.

Parents are also invited to attend community and state-wide workshops, and Family Learning Vacations.

Referral, management, and provision of services to families of deaf and hard of hearing infants is coordinated with other agencies through cooperative agreements and as specified in the Individual Family Service Plan.

Prior to the child turning three (3) years of age, an Individual Education Plan meeting is held to focus upon educational placement and transition. This meeting is convened by the NDSD Parent/Infant Program staff when case management is the responsibility of the Parent/Infant Program.

Contact Info:

Contact your regional office if you have any questions related to hearing loss related to children from birth to graduation from high school including resources and services available.

Northeast                                                     Southeast
    Carol Lybeck, Coordinator                             Linda Ehlers
    701-665-4411                                                   701-239-7374                         

    Denise Marback                                               Ashley Martin
    701-665-4420                                                701-239-7375                  
    1401 College Drive North                              1321 S. 23rd St.
    Devils Lake, ND 58301                                  Fargo, ND 58103


Northwest                                                     Southwest
    Nicole Swartwout                                             Karen Kalk
    701-858-3357                                                  701-328-3987                
    Memorial Hall                                                   418 East Broadway, Ste. 228
    500 University Avenue West                       Bismarck, ND 58501
    Minot, ND 58707