We aim to provide services to as many families as possible.
What is Early Intervention?
When children are evaluated by the early intervention team they may be deemed eligible for services. Services may include: speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, nursing, parent training, hearing or vision services, and special instruction from early intervention specialists. Visits are typically delivered in the home or the most natural setting for families. We also offer some group instruction opportunities and visits at either our center in Vernal or Ft. Duchesne. All services are tailored to the individual needs of the child and family.
Children are considered eligible for early intervention services when 1 or more of the following areas are considered developmentally delayed or have concerns.
Speech, language, or communication Feeding
Cognitive / Learning
Social / Emotional
Vision and Hearing
*Children who have a qualifying medical condition will be eligible to receive early intervention services.
What do Early Intervention Services Look Like?
Early Intervention utilizes a family-focused approach designed to coach caregivers and give them the confidence to help their children during their daily routines. Our team works with the caregivers to create an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) to determine goals for the child and the services they need. We offer the following services with the types of services, frequency, and duration depending on each child’s individual needs.
Our Registered Nurses address health, nutrition, feeding, sleeping, safety, and other concerns you may have. They communicate closely with your child's physician to support you in following their recommendations.
Our Physical Therapist addresses your child's large motor movements such as rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, etc.. He also works with infants who are experiencing a stiff neck and head shape issues. Along with the occupational therapist, we can assess and recommend walking aides or equipment needs.
Our Occupational Therapist addresses your child's ability to function in daily routines as well as their fine motor development, self-help, cognition, visual-perceptual, and feeding skills. OTs also look at your child's play routines and evaluate sensory processing skills.
Our Developmental Specialists are trained to address all areas of development. They emphasize social and emotional well-being while working with you on your child's overall development, as all areas are all intertwined.
Our Speech Language Pathologist will work virtually with you to address communication concerns along with your child's feeding/swallowing skills.
Why is Early Intervention important?Infants and toddlers brains are rapidly developing during their first few years of life. The earlier a delay or disability is found and intervention is started, the better chance services will help your child reach their full potential.
What is a developmental assessment?An early intervention team will provide a free comprehensive evaluation in all areas of your child's development, including Motor, Cognitive, Communication, Social/Emotional, and Adaptive development. We also do a brief health, vision, and hearing screening. This is done at your home or at our center. Typically, this will take about 60-90 mins.
How much do services cost?The initial developmental assessment is always free. Most of the cost for early intervention services is provided by state and federal grants but you may be responsible for a small monthly fee for services based upon a family income sliding scale. If your child is determined eligible for early intervention services then your service coordinator will review any possible fee you may have for services.
Where do I receive services?Typically, most services are delivered in the home. Services can also be done in community settings, such as childcare. Some families will also choose to receive services at our center. Visits work best when performed in the child’s natural environment.
What is an IFSP?IFSP stands for Individualized Family Service Plan. This is the plan that is established with your family to setup goals and visits that you will receive. The IFSP is the record of your child’s progress and documents while he/she is enrolled in early intervention.
What role do the parents/caregivers play in Early Intervention?Parents and caregivers are an integral part of your child's Early Intervention team. Our providers utilize a parent coaching method to enable you to help your child during your daily routines.