Early Intervention

Anne Carlsen Early Intervention is a home-based service where professionals and parents/caregivers work together as partners to help children, from birth to age three, learn and participate as independently as possible in their everyday life. We help identify learning opportunities and provide emotional support, instruction, information, and resources so parents and caregivers can help the child develop to their full potential.

Anne Carlsen Early Intervention provides services in the natural environment that focus on the family. This approach focuses on the whole child and family rather than a specific area of development because development in children does not occur in separate areas. We empower parents as their child’s first and best teachers and therapists.

Early Intervention services are for children from birth through their third birthday with developmental delays in the areas of language, cognitive, physical, social, or self-help skills. We provide free comprehensive developmental evaluations to all children who are referred to the program regardless of eligibility. Even if the child is not found eligible for Early Intervention, parents will still have the opportunity to participate in the evaluation and receive a detailed report outlining the child’s unique strengths and needs, including specific skills to work on.

Additional recommendations for strategies to use with the child or other activities and services in the community that may be beneficial are also included. If you have a concern about a child, please don’t hesitate to contact Anne Carlsen Early Intervention.

Contact

JAMESTOWN
311 1st Ave, Suite 11
Jamestown, ND 58402
(701) 952-3500

DEVILS LAKE
218 4th St NW
Devils Lake, ND 58301
(701) 662-6324

GRAND FORKS
2016 S Washington St
Grand Forks, ND 58201
(701) 775-8934

FARGO
4152 30th Ave, Suite 102
Fargo, ND 58104
(701) 551-1746

EMAIL
!earlyintervention@annecenter.org

Expert Care

As part of our Anne Carlsen standard of care, we continually strive to advance our ability to meet the complex and unique needs of those we serve. The following specialty areas are vital components of our approach to Early Intervention services.

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Consultations

Early Intervention is comprised of Educators, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, and/or Physical Therapists. One team member is the primary home visitor. However, consultations can happen at home with any of these disciplines to provide new ideas and more concentrated suggestions.

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Home Visits

Home visits are held with caregivers to help their child gain skills and improve learning. These visits incorporate what you are already doing in your daily routines to help the child in their most natural setting.

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Individualized Family Service Plan

When your child is eligible for early intervention, a team meeting will happen at your home.  As a team, we will discuss your daily routines and come up with goals to work on that will help your child gain skills. The Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) focuses on learning strategies and opportunities that take place during your daily routines to help your child learn and develop to his/her full potential. We provide home based services that focus on family, free of charge.

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Evaluation

We will work with your family to find out if there are developmental needs that require early intervention services for your newborn to 3-year-old. Eligibility is based on a comprehensive developmental evaluation. The full assessment is completely free and can help answer questions that parents have about their child’s development. This assessment will be completed by a Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, or an Early Childhood Special Educator.

Get Started

Visit with your local Human Service Center to see if you qualify for services. You can find your local human services center here.

Meet Our Team

Alice Anderson, MS Elem Ed, MS ECSP

Special Education

Grand Forks

Certifications

Masters in Elementary Ed, Masters Early Childhood Special Ed, TVI- visually impaired credential

Jordan Anderson, MS Special Ed

Grand Forks

Certifications

Master’s in special education

Kimberly Bawek, BS Early Childhood, MA ECSP

Special Education

Grand Forks

Certifications

Master’s in early childhood special education

Megan Boucher, MA, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Fargo

Certifications

Masters in Occupational Therapy

Chelsey Brown, MS CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Fargo

Certifications

Masters in Communication Disorders

Alicia Bullinger, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Grand Forks

Certifications

Doctor of Physical Therapy, BAS Kinesiology

Stephanie Carlson, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Fargo

Certifications

Masters in Occupational Therapist

Lindsay Costello, MS, ECSE

Special Education

Fargo

Certifications

Masters in Early Childhood Special Ed

Jordan Dollinger, LSW

Early Intervention

Fargo

Certifications

Bachelors degree in Social Work

Michelle Dudgeon, MOTR/L , CPST

Occupational Therapist

Grand Forks

Certifications

Master of Occupational Therapist, Child Passenger Safety Technician

Kristi Eslinger, M.Ed, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Fargo

Certifications

Licensed Occupational Therapy, Masters of Education

Reesa Gamliel, BS Elem Ed

Early Intervention

Grand Forks

Certifications

Bachelors of Elementary Education

Louise Greff, LSW

Early Intervention

Grand Forks

Certifications

Bachelor’s degree Social worker

Maggie Haynes, M.S. OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Fargo

Certifications

Masters in Occupational Therapy

Shana Hegland MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Fargo

Certifications

Masters in Occupational Therapy

Lori Holter- MS in SpEd EC

Special Education

Grand Forks

Certifications

Master’s in Special Ed, Early Childhood

Marcy Huck, MS in ECSE

Special Education

Fargo

Certifications

Masters in Early Childhood Special Ed

Jean Hughes, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Grand Forks

Certifications

Licensed Occupational Therapist

Kelsey Knodel, MS, CCC- SLP

Speech Therapist

Fargo

Certifications

Masters of Speech-Language Hearing Science

Kathleen Kottenbrock

Early Intervention

Fargo

Trisha Mackenzie, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Grand Forks

Certifications

Licensed Occupational Therapist

Katie Majerus, BS ECE, EE

Special Education

Fargo

Certifications

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education & Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education

Courtney Montgomery

Early Intervention

Jamestown

Certifications

Licensed Social Worker

Lori Murray

Early Intervention

Grand Forks

Certifications

BS Family and Child Development

Sherri Nelson

Speech Therapist

Fargo

Certifications

BS Elem Ed and Speech Pathology, MS Audiology and Early Childhood Sp Ed

Danielle Olsen, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Fargo

Certifications

Masters of Speech-Language Pathology

Kristina Peterson, M OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Grand Forks

Certifications

Master of Occupational Therapist

Dawne Schmid, BS, ECE, ECSP, CPST-I

Special Education

Fargo

Certifications

BS in Early Childhood Education & Early Childhood Special Ed, Child Passenger Safety Technician

Teresa Schmidt, MS ECSE

Special Education

Fargo

Certifications

Masters in Early Childhood Special Education

Lindsay Schulz, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Grand Forks

Certifications

Masters of Speech and Language Pathology, Autism certified

Michelle Soucy

Service Access Assistant

Fargo

Nicole Trottier, MS ED/ECSE

Special Education

Grand Forks

Certifications

Master’s in Special Ed, Early Childhood

Angela Villareal, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Fargo

Certifications

Masters of Speech and Language Pathology

Jacquelyn M. Walsh

Vice President East Region

Fargo

Certifications

Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification in Women and Children’s Services

Specialties

Clinical Executive Services, Consulting, Business Planning, Regulatory Management, and Legal Nurse Consulting

Integrated Services

Through collaboration and our continuum of services, we utilize a team approach in order to provide individualized and person-centered services. For individuals receiving Early Intervention, the following departments and services are vital components of this continuum.

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Therapy

Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy conduct assessments, establish programs, and train staff in multiple areas that include eating, communication, daily living skills, sensory integration, and walking/stretching programs.

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In-Home

Anne Carlsen In-Home Supports provide respite care services for families who have a child with a disability living in their home. These services are for any age as long as they live at home with their family. We provide respite care so the family members can work, run errands, go shopping, attend appointments, etc. all with the assurance that their child is taken care of by a trained professional while they are away.

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Early Intervention Frequently Asked Questions

Get Started

Visit with your local Human Service Center to see if you qualify for services. You can find your local human services center here.