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Parent Infant Program. Utah Schools for the Deaf Presented by: Gwen deLynn Wells-Longshore. Parent Infant Program. Introduction Provides a variety of home based services Services are implemented through Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP).

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Parent infant program

Parent Infant Program

  • Utah Schools for the Deaf

  • Presented by: Gwen deLynn Wells-Longshore


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Parent Infant Program

  • Introduction

    • Provides a variety of home based services

    • Services are implemented through Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP)

Home based services provided by credentialed Early Intervention Hearing Specialists for children and families.


Parent infant program

  • Services

    • Support for parents and families in their efforts to understand hearing loss

    • Information, training, and consultations

    • Networking opportunities

Information is to allow for increased understanding of the child’s unique needs.


Parent infant program

  • Primary Goals

    • Exposure for family on various aspects of hearing loss

    • Early communication skills to support hearing impairment

    • Activities for optimum development

    • Smooth transition information

Families and children with hearing impairments are targeted in support groups.


Parent infant program

  • Benefits

    • Early interventions facilitate stronger language developments

    • Exposure to Deaf Culture

    • Frequent visits and tutoring

Deaf Culture introductions and understandings. Basic information, as well as in-depth information provided.


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Deaf Mentor Program

  • Home Based

    • American Sign Language instruction

    • Deaf mentor provides positive role model for deaf child

    • Supports parent-child relationships

    • Family’s communication choice

Learning takes place in the home where the child is comfortable.

Parents’ choices are valued.


Parent infant program

  • Services

    • Storytelling

    • Deaf culture behaviors

    • Accompaniment to Deaf culture activities around community

    • Conversational interaction with parents

Parents are an integral asset in mentoring and involvement. Whole families understand and are immersed in culture.


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