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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.