- Contact your state National Center for Family - Professional Partnerships (F2F HICs)
- Contact your state Parent Center at Center for Parent Information and Resources Locator
- Search the Internet for social skills classes in your state
- Primary Children's Rehab offers social skills training and groups, see Pediatric Rehabilitation Services - Intermountain Healthcare
"Physical therapists focus on gross motor skills and functional mobility, including positioning; sitting; transitional movement such as sitting to standing; walking with or without assistive devices (such as walkers, crutches) and orthoses (braces) or prostheses (artificial limbs); wheelchair propulsion; transfers between the wheelchair and other surfaces such as a desk chair, toilet, or bath; negotiation of stairs, ramps, curbs, and elevators; and problem-solving skills for accessibility of public buildings." [Michaud: 2004]
"Occupational therapists focus on fine motor, visual-motor, and sensory processing skills needed for basic activities of daily living." This might include help feeding or dressing themselves, improving their handwriting, going to the bathroom independently, and many other age appropriate skills." [Michaud: 2004]
Speech therapy focuses on receptive language, or the ability to understand words spoken to you, and expressive language, or the ability to use words to express yourself. It also deals with the mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume. For children, it generally involves pursuing milestones that have been delayed. Some children only need help with language, others may have problems with the mechanics of speech, and some may need help with both.
Pediatric Audiology provides hearing diagnostic and rehabilitation services to infants and children having a wide range of hearing disorders. The audiologist can refer to resources that are helpful for children with hearing impairment.
- Ask your child’s health care team to put you in touch with the Early Intervention (EI) program in your community or region
- Contact the Pediatrics branch in a local hospital and ask where you should call to find out about EI programs in your area
- See links in the Resources section below for further information regarding EI programs in your community
National Center for Family - Professional Partnerships (F2F HICs)
Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) are nonprofit, family-staffed organizations that assist families of children and youth with special health care needs. State-based F2Fs provide support, information, resources, and training around health care funding. Staff is uniquely able to help with firsthand experience navigating the maze of health care services and programs.
Center for Parent Information and Resources Locator
Parent Centers are for families with a child who has a disability, as well as the professionals who work with them.
Pediatric Rehabilitation Services - Intermountain Healthcare
This page provides a list of pediatric rehabilitation conditions that Intermountain Healthcare doctors and therapists treat.
RiteCare of Utah - Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program
The RiteCare of Utah Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program offers speech therapy for children 2 - 12 years at no cost if the child qualifies.
State Part C Early Intervention Coordinators
Lists state contacts for Early Intervention (Part C) agencies offered by the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center).
Baby Watch Early Intervention Program (UDOH)
Utah's network of services for children (birth to 3 years) with developmental delays or disabilities; Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Child Development.
The Children's Center: Salt Lake City and other sites
The Children's Center provides comprehensive mental health care to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families.
See all Audiology services providers (69) in our database.
See all Early Intervention Programs services providers (54) in our database.
See all Local Support Groups, Disability/Diag services providers (174) in our database.
See all National Support Groups, Disab/Diag services providers (48) in our database.
See all Occupational Therapy, Pediatric services providers (41) in our database.
See all Physical Therapy services providers (61) in our database.
See all Social Skills services providers (22) in our database.
See all Speech/Language Therapy services providers (79) in our database.
For other services related to this condition, browse our Services categories or search our database.
|Author:||Gina Pola-Money - 4/2013|
|Contributing Authors:||Alfred Romeo, RN, PhD - 11/2013
Shena McAuliffe, MFA - 4/2013
Tina Persels - 4/2013
|Content Last Updated:||11/2013|