Early Intervention - Root for Kids

Early Intervention

Early Intervention provides services to children who are showing developmental delay or who have a condition strongly linked with developmental delay such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, or Autism. We serve families that live in Washington County (Part C Provider for Utah Baby Watch Early Intervention) and in the Arizona strip (AZEIP).

Infants and toddlers learn best through everyday experiences and interactions with familiar people in familiar contexts, that’s why our team meets with caregivers in the home or other natural environment to provide the necessary supports and resources caregivers need to enhance each child’s learning and development.

Services

Our team works with each family based on their child’s and family’s individual needs. After a full evaluation of hearing, vision, health and developmental domains, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed in partnership with the family to identify the family concerns, priorities and resources. We then build upon and provide supports and resources to assist family members and caregivers to enhance children’s learning and development through routine learning opportunities. Frequency and duration of services depends on each family’s need.

Services May Include:

  • Developmental assessment including: hearing, vision, health, and overall child development
  • Home individualized services by licensed and credentialed professionals
  • Parent classes and support groups
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Vision, hearing, nutrition
  • Individualized family service plan development
  • Toy and equipment loan program

View our developmental milestones checklist to see if your child appears to be experiencing delays in development. If you have concerns about your child’s development, call us for a free development evaluation.

Eligibility and Enrollment

Eligibility is based on income and families are chosen based on seriousness of need. Outreach is conducted throughout our service area to ensure that we reach the families who traditionally slip through the cracks.

 

 

“Rayanna has been working with my child for a few months now. She is absolutely wonderful and she gives great advice. My child also loves Play Strategies. I’m so happy Root for Kids was recommended to us.”

– Early Intervention Mom

 

 

Cost

There is no cost to families for a full evaluation and Service Coordination. In Utah, a monthly family participation fee (includes all billable services provided in a month) is determined by a sliding scale fee. The fee is waived for families at/or below 185% poverty level. The sliding scale can be found here.

Meet The Team

Root for Kids’ Early Intervention team includes pediatric Nurses, Special Educators, Developmental Specialists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapists.

 

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