Mental Health Infant/Preschool

Description: Programs that provide educational experiences and activities that are especially designed to meet the needs of young children who are at risk for disabilities or who have been identified as having a disability and who would benefit from a structured preschool setting which focuses on social, emotional and physical development in addition to pre-academic skills. Services generally include an assessment of the child's strengths and weaknesses and the development and implementation of an individualized plan to help the child develop confidence, self-esteem and appropriate social skills. (AIRS Special Preschools HD-1800.6500-870)

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PO Box 1386
Orem, UT 84059
Address: PO Box 1386
Orem, UT 84059
Services Provided: A nonprofit organization representing the Utah branch for the Association for Play Therapy (APT), APT is a national, professional society that promotes the value of play, play therapy and credentialed play therapists. Utah's APT provides a forum for the discussion of play therapy ideas and concerns to fulfill the Association objectives.

Find a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) based on Utah location, credentials, and languages spoken.
Provider Profiles: An association of mental health professionals in the U.S. and 25 other nations: Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors and School Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Child Life Specialists, Physicians and Nurses, Parents, Graduate Students, and Other Interested Parties.
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Last Updated: 1/25/2018
UT
Phone: 801-673-7343
Address: UT
Phone: 801-673-7343
Email: janetewade@hotmail.com
Services Provided: A nonprofit, UAIMH aims to promote a unified understanding of infant mental health across disciplines and programs and to develop a statewide system of resources in support of infant mental health for all families living in Utah.
Provider Profiles: Facebook page provides education and convening of community around infant mental health issues. https://www.facebook.com/UtahIMH/
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Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Centerville, UT

Address: 190 South Main Street, Suite B
Bamberger Professional Office Building
Centerville, UT 84014
Phone: 801-614-8400
Fax: 801-614-8300
Email: info@mattsplace.org
Eligibility: Ages 3-21 with behavioral disorders. Medicaid or other state sponsored programs, private insurance providers, private pay and charitable sources
Services Provided: A nonprofit day treatment center focused on helping families and individuals with social and behavioral struggles, and those on the autism spectrum. An intensive outpatient program offers therapeutic after school or group therapies.
For older adolescents and young adults social and life skills activities (ages 15-18) are offered on and off-site.
Provider Profiles: Reception hours: M - F 8 - 5 pm
Program hours: T - F 8 - 5 pm
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Last Updated: 3/9/2017

Kearns, UT

Organization Name: The Children's Center - Salt Lake
Address: 5242 South 4820 West
Kearns, UT 84118
Phone: 801-966-4251
Fax: 801-966-4289
Eligibility: Serves children birth through age 6; Medicaid
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides comprehensive mental health care to enhance the emotional well being of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families.
Provider Profiles: Douglas F. Goldsmith, Ph.D., Executive Director
Claire Anderson, MD, Medical Director
Jennifer Mitchell, PhD, BCBA-D - Director of Clinical Services, Kearns location
Family Resource Facilitator
Also a Salt Lake City location.
See brief introductory video on The Children's Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjUq3qvZkdI&list=PLGPZBtAtWIlWZ7RBq8HhA3u4Pm37DsZ1F&index=1
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Last Updated: 11/30/2017

Lehi, UT

Organization Name: Kids On the Move - Orem
Address: 850 South 1700 West
Lehi, UT 84043
Phone: 801-221-9930
Fax: 801-221-0649
Email: kids@kotm.org
Eligibility: Serves low-income families who reside in Utah County with children under 3 years old.
Services Provided: Kids on the Move's mission is to support the development of young children and families. All cases go though main intake at Orem.
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Last Updated: 10/11/2017

Orem, UT

Organization Name: Wasatch Mental Health
Address: 921 North 1240 East
Foothill Elementary
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: 801-226-5437
Fax: 801-227-2466
Eligibility: Ages 3-5 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Medicaid and non-Medicaid families. Free of charge. For families in three school districts: Provo, Nebo, and Alpine.
Services Provided: Preschool program's main office with several locations. Orem site has three classrooms with a capacity of 12 children, serving a total of 60 preschoolers and their families (36 Medicaid and 24 non-Medicaid).
Giant Steps also provides supportive education programs for parents and families, open to the public, to encourage, educate, and advocate for their child’s needs. Program is offered to children on their waiting list.
Small summer program in July.
Provider Profiles: Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 3:20 pm
Administered by Wasatch Mental Health, Youth Services. A partnership with Alpine, Provo, and Nebo School Districts to provide Special Education services.
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Last Updated: 1/31/2018
Address: 475 West 260 North
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: 801-221-9930
Fax: 801-221-0649
Email: kid@kotm.org
Eligibility: Must meet income qualifications; $54,000 per year or less. Not all schedules and forms can be prepared at VITA sites. Advanced returns.
Services Provided: Supports the development of young children and families. All cases go though main intake. Cases may be referred to the satellite location in Lehi.
Early Intervention (assessments, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, hearing and vision assessment, nursing, nutrition and parent training)
Early Head Start
Autism Center
Child Care Center
Classes for Parents and Kids
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Last Updated: 10/11/2017

Provo, UT

Organization Name: Brigham Young University
Address: 1190 North 900 East
Provo, UT 84602
Phone: 801-422-7759
Fax: 801-422-0163
Eligibility: Anyone who feels they would benefit from services may inquire.
Services Provided: The BYU Comprehensive Clinic is a training Clinic for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Psychology, and Social Work that offers low cost services to Utah County. We perform individual, couple, family and group therapy as well as psychological and neuropsychological assessments at low cost.
Provider Profiles: Dean Barley, PhD
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Last Updated: 12/11/2017
Organization Name: Wasatch Mental Health
Address: 750 North Freedom Blvd
Franklin Elementary
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-226-5437
Toll Free Phone: 801-226-5437
Fax: 801-226-5437
Eligibility: Ages 3-5 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Medicaid and non-Medicaid families. For families in three school districts: Provo, Nebo, and Alpine. Free of charge.
Services Provided: Preschool program for children with autism offered in three locations to children on their waiting list. This site has five classrooms with a capacity of 12 children, serving a total of 60 preschoolers and their families (36 Medicaid & 24 non-Medicaid).
Giant Steps also provides supportive education programs for parents and families, open to the public, to encourage, educate, and advocate for their child’s needs.
Small summer program in July.
Provider Profiles: Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 3:20 pm
Administered by Wasatch Mental Health, Youth Services. A partnership with Alpine, Provo, and Nebo School Districts to provide Special Education services.
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Last Updated: 1/31/2018
750 North Freedom Blvd
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-226-5437
Organization Name: Wasatch Mental Health
Address: 750 North Freedom Blvd
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-226-5437
Fax: 801-226-5437
Eligibility: Serves elementary children ages 3-5 with autism. Serves Medicaid and non-Medicaid families. Must have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or fall on the Autism spectrum at the time of assessment. For families in all three school districts: Provo, Nebo, and Alpine.
Services Provided: Day treatment program for preschool aged children on the waiting list diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Provider Profiles: Janeen McFadden
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Last Updated: 1/31/2018

Salt Lake City, UT

Organization Name: The Children's Center
Address: 350 South 400 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-582-5534
Fax: 801-582-5540
Languages Spoken: Spanish Services Available
Eligibility: Young children under age 7, up to 8-9 for autism, sliding scale, Medicaid (SL County), Select Health, United, BCBS, Cigna
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides comprehensive mental health care to enhance the emotional wellbeing of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families. Answers to common childhood problems such as autism, divorce, grief, violence in the home, Problems at School/Childcare. Autism group therapy ages 4-9.
Provider Profiles: 8:30 - 5:00 M - F
Douglas F. Goldsmith, Ph.D., Executive Director
Claire Anderson, M.D., Medical Director
Lori Krasny, M.S., CCC-SLP, Autism Services Director
Sandra Meyer, LCSW, Director of Children's Services, Salt Lake City location
Devon Musson Rose, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services, Salt Lake City location
Michelle Vo, M.D., Psychiatrist, Salt Lake City location
Family Resource Facilitators
Also a Kearns location.
See brief introductory video on The Children's Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjUq3qvZkdI&list=PLGPZBtAtWIlWZ7RBq8HhA3u4Pm37DsZ1F&index=1
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Last Updated: 1/29/2018
Organization Name: The Children's Center
Address: 350 South 400 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-582-5534
Fax: 801-582-5540
Languages Spoken: Spanish Services Available
Eligibility: Birth to age 8 Self-pay Self-pay sliding scale Health Insurance Medicaid
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Diagnostic Evaluation - Developmental Delays
Outpatient individual mental health therapy
Outpatient family therapy
Outpatient group therapy
Therapeutic Preschool Program

Issues Treated:
Fear, worry & anxiety; obsession/compulsions
Sadness, hopelessness, & depression
Inattention & hyperactivity
Rule breaking, defiance, & "acting out"
Severe mood swings & bursts of rage
Autism & related disorders
Mental health problems with co-existing chronic medical conditions
Provider Profiles: Ph.D

Approaches Used:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Therapy
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Last Updated: 12/7/2017
Organization Name: Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah
Address: 81 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Primary Children's Outpatient Services
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone: 801-587-2255
Fax: 801-585-2209
Email: udac@hsc.utah.edu
Eligibility: Must have referral from medical care provider. Children - age 21
Services Provided: Clinical services for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN).
UDAC evaluates children with or at risk for developmental delays throughout Utah; provides developmental assessments and management recommendations for all ages of children. Clinics include Chid Development Program (CDP); Heart Center Neurodevelopmental Program (HCNP), Neonatal Follow-up Program (NFP).

Services include: Developmental Pediatrics, Psychology, Genetics, Neurology, Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Family Support Services.
Provider Profiles: Karen Buchi, MD Executive Director
Laurie Lesher, Operations Director
Sarah Winter, MD Medical Director, Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics
Paul Carbone,MD
Kendra Lystad, MD
Quan-Tuyen Nguyen, MD
Sean Cunningham, PhD, Psychologist
Carlee Walsh, Psychologist
Kelly Stout, Psychologist
Danielle Freiberg, Occupational Therapist
Andrianna Comas, Occupational Therapist
Lauren Ayala, Physical Therapist
Katrina Wheeler, Speech Therapist
Jori Harris, Speech Therapist
Athena Carolan Parker, Clinic Manager

The University of Utah assumed responsibility for clinical services formerly provided by the Bureau of Child Development, Utah Department of Health.
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Last Updated: 2/13/2018

Saratoga Springs, UT

Organization Name: Wasatch Mental Health
Address: 682 West Marie Way
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
Phone: 801-226-5437
Toll Free Phone: 801-226-5437
Fax: 801-227-2466
Email: kbringhurst@wasatch.org
Eligibility: Ages 3-5 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Medicaid and non-Medicaid families. For families in three school districts: Provo, Nebo, and Alpine. Free of charge.
Services Provided: Pre-school program offered in three locations to children on their waiting list. This site has five classrooms with a capacity of 12 children, serving a total of 60 preschoolers and their families (36 Medicaid & 24 non-Medicaid).
Giant Steps also provides supportive education programs for parents and families, open to the public, to encourage, educate, and advocate for their child’s needs.
Small summer program in July.
Provider Profiles: Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 3:20 pm
Administered by Wasatch Mental Health, Youth Services. A partnership with Alpine, Provo, and Nebo School Districts to provide Special Education services.
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Last Updated: 1/31/2018