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 Speech Language Pathologist will work virtually with you to address communication concerns along with your child's feeding/swallowing 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.