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Early Intervention

Serving Salt Lake, Duchesne, and Tooele counties. 

Baby Watch Early Intervention Program

DDI Vantage Early Intervention Program provides services for children under the age of three who have developmental delays and disabilities and their families by offering a full range of services to meet their individual needs. The goal is to minimize the effects of the delay thereby reducing the need for long-term intervention throughout the child's school years.

Early Intervention services include: 

 

  • A full assessment of a child's current health and developmental status. 

  • Service coordination among providers, programs and agencies

  • Strategies to build on family concerns, priorities, and resources. 

  • Developmental services such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language therapy, nursing, child developmental and special education services.

  • All developmental services are based on an individual child's needs.

  • Early Intervention services are provided through the coordinated effort of parents, community agencies, and  a variety of professionals. 

Developmental Stages 

The DDI Vantage Part C Early Intervention (EI) Program provides professional support for families of children under the age of three who have developmental delays and/or disabilities. By tailoring services to meet the child’s individual needs, our goal is to minimize the effect of the delay,  thereby reducing the need for long term intervention throughout the child’s school years. The majority of Early Intervention services take place  within the home, recognizing that parents are the most influential teachers for their children

  • How can I get a FREE evaluation for my child?
    If you are concerned about the development of your infant or toddler or for more information about our services, contact a site listed below or submit a referral via this link : https://www.ddivantage.org/early-intervention
  • Who qualifies for Early Intervention services?
    DDI Vantage Early Intervention program provides services for families of children under the age of 3 who have developmental delays and/or disabilities.
  • What happens in the first evaluation?
    Once you submit a referral, your case will be assigned to a Family Service Coordinator and you will contacted within 1-3 business days to schedule your first appointment
  • What to expect during the first appointment?
    The family service coordinator, registered nurse, and evaluator will come to your home to meet you and your child. They will complete an overall development test that looks like playing with your child, a health, hearing, and vision screener, and determine your child's eligibility.
  • How much does it cost to get an evaluation?
    Many services are free. We will provide a full developmental evaluation of your infant or toddler's development at NO cost to you. If your child qualifies for the program, you may be charged a nominal fee based on a sliding scale.
  • What services are available?
    FREE Developmental Evaluation Home Visits Group Activities
  • How much is Early Intervention services?
    If any immediate family members of your child receive WIC, Early Head Start, PCN, Medicaid, CHIP, or FEP/TANF, your monthly fee would be $0. If your family does not have any services, your monthly fee will be based on a reasonable sliding scale determined by the Utah State Legislature. You would look at the number of people in your family and your yearly income earned to determine your monthly fee. Once your child has been determined eligible you would complete an online billing and payment form and submit income information to determine your monthly fee. The fee is a one-time fee, based on how many services your child receives in a month.
  • What if I have more than one child in Early Intervention at a time?
    If you had a monthly payment, that payment is a one time a month payment and would not increase.
  • How do I make a payment?
    If you register online, then are you able to pay by credit card. If you complete a paper copy of your fee form, you will mail a check to Baby Watch and the address will be included in the bill.
  • How do I create my child's Online Billing Payment Account?
    You will be sent an email with your child's individualized account sign-up information and then go to. https://bnp.health.utah.gov/ This will allow you to create your account and make payments with your credit card.
  • How do Early Head Start services differ from Early Intervention services?
    Early Intervention provides services for children with developmental delays or disabilities. Early Head Start provides services for children with or without delays or disabilities. Early Intervention services focus on the developmental needs of the eligible child, while Early Head Start services address the needs of the family unit as well as the eligible child's developmental needs.
  • How does Early Head Start differ from Head Start?
    Early Head Start serves eligible families with children under 3 years of age, and pregnant women. Head Start preschool serves primarily children who are 4 years of age, but children may be served at 3 years of age. Services provided in both programs must comply with the requirements of the Head Start Act and the Head Start Program Performances Standards (HSPPS), set by the federal government.
  • Why is my child not eligible to begin Early Head Start services after 30 months of age?
    Families transition out of Early Head Start services on the eligible child's third birthday. Because the transition process takes longer than six months, children referred after 30 months of age cannot begin Early Head Start services.
  • If my child has development delays or disabilities, may (s)he receive Early Head Start services and Early Intervention services at the same time?
    Yes. Early Head Start and Early Intervention carefully coordinate services to "dual-enrolled" developmentally delayed children to maximize each program's effectiveness and avoid duplication of services.

Heidi (mom of Andrey in Wendover)

"Thanks, very much. May God bless you for everything. I cannot find words to thank you. I know there are children in the world who do not have the privilege to enjoy this help. May God bless you. Thanks for everything. Thanks for your help. I have grown on becoming a better mom every day to my boy." 

Leslie (Grandmother of Kennalee in Tooele)

Thank you so much! This has been a positive experience for our whole family. I was so discouraged when I first called you, but I have received so much hope through the services offered and the skills I was taught that I feel confident to move forward with confidence now. This is a wonderful program and I feel blessed that we were able to be recipients of these great services."

Perez family

"DDI Vantage helped us become better parents to our son. They taught us how to help meet his needs and provide the support when we have questions and feel nervous. They helped us get our son a diagnosis and continue to teach us new things at every visit."

DDI Vantage Early Intervention Locations

East Site

670 East 3900 South Suite 302
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
(801) 266-3939
fax (801) 268-4001

Duchesne Site

10 South 200 East
Roosevelt, UT 84066
(435) 657-7170
fax (435) 657-7171

West Site

3540 South 5600 West
West Valley City, UT 84120
(801) 957-0855
fax (801) 957-0857

Tooele Site

165 South Main #200
Tooele, UT 84074
(435) 833-0725
fax (435) 882-2768 

Submit a Referral

If you have a child or know a child who would benefit from Early Intervention with DDI Vantage, please provide that referral below. 

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