The first three years are a critical time for your child’s active brain development. While infants and toddlers learn at their own pace, some need extra help as they learn and grow. Other children have special health care needs or diagnosed conditions which require focused services and treatment to support their developmental outcomes.
Early Intervention services may begin at any time before the age of three. The earlier concerns about your infant or toddler’s development are identified and intervention begins, the better outcome for the child and family. In Utah, Early Intervention services for children ages 0-3 are administered by the Utah Department of Health Baby Watch Early Intervention Program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Since 1986, Kids Who Count has been providing Early Intervention services to families residing in the Nebo School District boundaries.
Kids Who Count provides a full developmental evaluation as the first step to find out if your child is eligible for Early Intervention Services. Evaluations are provided at NO COST to the family. This takes place in your home with you, your child, and a team of early intervention professionals who will talk to you about your child and observe their development in the following areas:
Children under the age of three with moderate delays in one or more areas of development may qualify for Early Intervention services.
Early Intervention is a parent/family-focused approach that enables caregivers to find learning opportunities in their child’s daily routines. Parents or caregivers work with their Early Intervention providers to create an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) outlining goals for the child and family and the services they will receive.
Services are provided in a child’s natural environment; the home or a community setting that is familiar to a child and their family. The type of services a child receives depends on their unique needs and may include the following.