The Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University
 

South East Early Intervention Program

Project Details

Project Context:
The South East Early Intervention Program is one of fifteen Early Intervention Programs in Utah contracted with the Utah Department of Health's Baby Watch Program, Utah's designated lead agency under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Part C. The South East program provides services to families with infants or toddlers, under the age of 3, with developmental delays, disabilities or diagnosed conditions with a high probability of resulting developmental delays.

Project Focus:
The mission of the South East program is to provide families with the knowledge and tools to enhance their child's growth and development. Program staff implements family-centered practices which support the philosophy that a family's concerns, values, priorities and resources establish the framework for service. This process results in the development of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) which directs the specific services needed for the child and who will deliver those services.

Services:
The South East program provides early identification and developmental services for families of infants and toddlers, ages birth to three, in Emery, Carbon and Grand counties in Utah.

Services include:
- A full assessment of a child's current health and development status.
- Service coordination among providers, programs and agencies.
- Strategies to build on family concerns, priorities, & resources (CPR).
- Developmental services: occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language therapy, etc.
- Services directed towards a specific disability/health condition, such as autism, sensory integration, feeding & swallowing.

2014 Focus:
Currently, the South East program is serving infants and toddlers and their families in the Carbon, Emery, and Grand Counties.