We empower families to optimize the developmental potential of their young children. Concerned about your child's development? Don't wait. Early Intervention can help! Start Here We now offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for children on the Autism Spectrum. Start Here
Kids Who Count is a non-profit organization serving families and children in South Utah County since 1986. Our mission is to empower families to optimize the developmental potential of their young children.
Families and children who’ve come to Kids Who Count for support have been met with a compassionate team of therapists, nurses and special educators with unparalleled training and experience in early childhood development. We understand the challenges of raising a child with delays or disabilities—many of us have been there ourselves.
Our family-focused approach comes from 30 years’ experience serving young children with special needs in our Early Intervention program. Today, we are expanding services to include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for children on the Autism Spectrum. We’ve helped generations of young children and families and we can help you.
Kids Who Count has been honored as a Top-Rated nonprofit from Great Nonprofits and a Gold Level organization from GuideStar. These organizations recognize nonprofits which are rated highly by clients, volunteers and donors. Click on the links to find out more about Kids Who Count and to read reviews on our organization.
Kids Who Count was a pillar of strength for our family.
Today, Alex is doing many things doctors said he would never do—he attends school, plays sports, reads small books and he loves to sing!
Darla, the Speech Therapist, has helped our family learn how to allow our daughter to reach out to us to express her wants and needs.
We are so grateful for the help we receive from Kids Who Count.
The kind and caring therapists from Kids Who Count pushed Emily along and helped us learn how to support her development.
We are forever thankful to Kids Who Count for their genuine love and support in helping our daughter.
Early intervention services are provided in the home. The type of services your child receives is based on their unique needs. Our practitioners coach parents and caregivers to find learning opportunities in their child’s daily routines as this is how children learn and develop.
Physical Therapy services help children enhance their strength and mobility so they can become independent and safely participate in activities around their home and community. Physical therapists facilitate the development of large motor skills such as rolling, sitting, crawling, walking and running.
Occupational Therapy services enhance the quality and coordination of fine movements in children such as reaching, grasping and manipulating objects, as well as functional skills like eating and dressing. Occupational Therapists also help to identify challenges related to the way a child processes and responds to sensory information.
Speech Therapy services focus on increasing expressive language skills such as gestures, sign language, pictures, augmentative communication systems, spoken language, or receptive language skills such as understanding and following directions. Each depends on the nature of a child’s communication challenges. Speech services also help children develop oral motor skills related to both speaking and eating.
Social Work services can be offered when parents may benefit from a social worker who will listen to their concerns and assist them in planning for services and assistance. Social work services may include linking families to necessary community resources. In some cases, a family may be eligible for counseling, individual therapy or support groups to help them receive the emotional support they need to care for their child.
Nursing Services include in-home health, hearing and vision assessment by a registered nurse. An early intervention nurse monitors the overall health of a child and can coordinate with a medical provider to support the child’s development.
Nutritional services are provided by a registered dietician specializing in pediatrics. A dietician will evaluate the nutritional history and dietary intake of a child, feeding skills and problems, and food habits and preferences. They help parents and caregivers develop a plan to address the nutritional needs of the child.
Services are provided by state-certified Child Development Specialists who are trained to help young children develop foundational skills in all areas of development. Child Development Specialists use coaching strategies to help parents support the learning and development throughout their child’s daily routines.
Ongoing Developmental Evaluation is conducted during the time children are receiving early intervention services to monitor a child’s progress and determine what services are needed to support his or her continuing development.
Community Parent/Child Playgroups can be offered when children need services in a social environment that extends beyond their home. Playgroups provide a unique opportunity for parents and their child to practice skills in a different learning environment with the support of staff and other parents and children. Kids Who Count facilitates playgroups at our center and other community locations such as parks or the library.
Family Training/Parent Support services are offered to help parents understand their child’s developmental needs and how to help him or her learn during their daily routines together. Parents have the opportunity to connect with other parents facing the challenges and rewards of caring for a child with special needs.
Kids Who Count is partnering with other community organizations to bring resources, support, and services to families and young children in South Utah County.
In December, the American Academy of Pediatrics put out a new clinical report on autism, an extensive document with an enormous list of references, summarizing 12 years of intense research and clinical activity. During this time, the diagnostic categories changed — Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder, diagnostic categories that once included many children, are