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Early Intervention

Anne Carlsen Early Intervention provides home-based services that focus on the family. We help identify learning opportunities and provide material and emotional support, instruction, information, and resources so parents and caregivers can help their children learn and develop to their full potential.

We offer home-based services where professionals and parents/caregivers work together as partners to help the child learn and participate as independently as possible in their everyday life. 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.

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.


(701) 952-3500

Devil's Lake
(701) 662-6324

(701) 551-1746

Grand Forks
(701) 775-8934

Specialty Services

Throughout our communities, we offer a variety of opportunities for children to learn new skills and to learn and grow in a new environment. Some of these opportunities include playgroups, feeding programs, sensory Santa, Sibshops and more. Your care team can help connect you with the opportunities in your community. 

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In the child’s home, childcare centers, grandparents’ homes, parks, and playgrounds. We can even provide support by accompanying families to medical appointments.

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Birth Through Age Two

Services for children birth through age two with or at risk for developmental delays in the areas of language, cognitive, physical, social, or self-help skills.

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Free Services

Services provided at no cost to children found eligible for the program. Eligibility is based on a comprehensive developmental evaluation.

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Team Members

Team members, including Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Licensed Social Workers, and Early Childhood Special Educators, provide consultations in their areas of expertise when needed.

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Early Interventionists

Early Interventionists work with caregivers to help their child gain and improve skills during learning opportunities that occur during daily routines.

How to Get Started

Call your Regional Early Intervention Program


(701) 551-1746

Grand Forks

(701) 775-8934 ext. 21


(701) 952-3500

Devil's Lake

(701) 662-6324

Developmental Milestones for Infants and Toddlers

0 - 3 months


  • Looks back and forth between two objects
  • Watches an object moved slowly through the line of sight


  • Startled by loud noises
  • Turns head toward speaker
  • Makes noises other than crying
  • Differentiated cry for fatigue, hunger and pain

Social or Emotional

  • Looks at adult face
  • Stops crying when talked to, picked up, or comforted
  • Turns at will toward or away from person or situation


  • Sucking reflex: sucks nipple when placed in mouth
  • Rooting reflex: turns mouth toward hand rubbing cheek
  • Opens mouth and sticks out tongue in anticipation of feeding when seeing breast or bottle
  • Expresses displeasure when clothes are pulled over head
  • Enjoys bath; keeps eyes open and indicates pleasure when placed in warm water
  • Sleeps at 4 – 10-hour intervals


  • Walking reflex: when held upright with feet resting on flat surface, lifts feet alternately in walking-like motion
  • Closes fingers when light pressure is applied to open palm
  • Lifts and rotates head
  • Lifts head 45 degrees with support of elbows
  • Kicks reciprocally when on back
  • Extends both legs when on stomach


  • Breast or bottle feed on demand
  • Hold baby to feed
  • Give only breast milk or formula
  • Burps as needed through feeding
3 - 6 months
6 - 9 months
9 - 12 months
12 - 18 months
18 - 24 months
24 - 30 months
30 - 36 months

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