Parent - Infant Program

  • Parent-Infant Program brochure (996kb 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                                                    
    Carol Lybeck, Coordinator                             Denise Marback                                               
    701-665-4411                                                    701-665-4420                                                
    carol.lybeck@k12.nd.us                                    denise.marback@k12.nd.us
    1401 College Drive North                               1401 College Drive N.
    Devils Lake, ND 58301                                   Devils Lake, ND 58301

Southeast 
    Linda Ehlers                                          Ashley Martin                                           Karen Kalk
    701-239-7374                                     701-239-7375                                          701-239-7377                      
    linda.ehlers@k12.nd.us                       ashley.martin@k12.nd.us                        karen.kalk@k12.nd.us
    1321 S. 23rd St.                                     1321 S. 23rd St.                                         1321 S. 23rd St.
    Fargo, ND 58103                                 Fargo, ND 58103                                     Fargo, ND 58103

Northwest                                                
    Nicole Swartwout                                  Southwest       
    701-858-3357                                           Lana Zimbelman 
    nicole.swartwout@k12.nd.us                   701-328-3987 
    Memorial Hall                                             lana.zimbelman@k12.nd.us     /  PO Box 100
    500 University Avenue West                418 East Broadway, Ste. 228      123 Summit St.
    Minot, ND 58707                                      Bismarck, ND 58501                    Underwood, ND 58576