Special Preschools

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 HD-1800.6500-870)

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PO Box 1386
Orem, UT 84059
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Address: PO Box 1386
Orem, UT 84059
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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
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Address: UT
Phone: 801-673-7343
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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

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: Young children (up to age 7) and their families.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides comprehensive mental health care to enhance the emotional well-being of infants, toddlers and preschoolers with behavioral and emotional problems and their families.
Provider Profiles: Jennifer Mitchell, Joelle Kanshepolsky Interim Co-Executive Directors
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: 8/14/2018

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

Provo, UT

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
1080 North 1240 East
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: 801-226-5437
Organization Name: Wasatch Mental Health
Address: 1080 North 1240 East
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: 801-226-5437
Fax: 801-227-2466
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: 3/13/2018
Organization Name: Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain
Address: 1185 East 300 North
Provo, UT 84606
Phone: 801-852-4525
Eligibility: For children with developmental delays ages birth-3 living in Provo School District. Occasionally classes are offered for children ages 3-5 who have motor or sensory delays. Must qualify for services through evaluation through PEIP.
Services Provided: A family focused program that provides developmental and therapeutic services to those with possible developmental delays and/or disabilities.
Services include:
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy
Hearing Assessment
Psychological Consultation
Nursing/Health Assessment
Parent Training/Education
Referral
Provider Profiles: Children who are evaluated and not eligible are sent to Help Me Grow to continue Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) and care coordination.
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Last Updated: 9/10/2018

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
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
Jennifer Mitchell, Joelle Kanshepolsky Interim Co-Executive Directors
Claire Anderson, MD, 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
Michelle Vo, M.D., Psychiatrist, Salt Lake City
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: 8/14/2018
5383 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Phone: 801-231-3518
Organization Name: The Children's Center
Address: 5383 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Phone: 801-231-3518
Toll Free Phone: 801-231-3518
Fax: 801-582-5540
Eligibility: birth to age 16
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Diagnostic Evaluation - Developmental Delays
Outpatient individual mental health therapy
Outpatient family therapy



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: 9/10/2018

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