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.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 1/25/2018

Kearns, UT

Organization Name: 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: 8:30 - 5:00 M - F

Rebecca J. Dutson, Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Mitchell, PhD, BCBA-D, Senior Program and Operations Director
Joelle Kanshepolsky, MM, Director of Development
Michelle Vo, MD, Interim Medical Director
Mccall Lyon, PsyD, Psychology Internship Training Program Director and Clinical Director - Kearns
Jamie Sellers, LCSW, Therapeutic Preschool Program Manager - Kearns

Family Resource Facilitators
Also a Salt Lake location.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 2/22/2019

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
Email: mking@wasatch.org
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.
See website for additional requirements.
Provider Profiles: Michael King, LCSW, Program Manager
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.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 1/30/2019

Provo, UT

Organization Name: Wasatch Mental Health
Address: 1165 Birch Lane
Wasatch Elementary TOO
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: 801-226-5437
Fax: 801-227-2466
Email: mking@wasatch.org
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: Preschool 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.
See website for additional requirements.
Provider Profiles: Michael King, Program Manager
T - F 9 - 3:30
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 1/30/2019
Organization Name: Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain
Address: 1185 East 300 North
Provo, UT 84606
Phone: 801-852-4525
Eligibility: For families living in Provo School District. who have infants or toddlers ages birth to 3 years old with developmental delays and/or disabilities. Occasional classes for children ages 3-5 who have motor or sensory delays. Must qualify for services through a no-cost screening evaluation in-home.
Services Provided: A family focused program that provides developmental and therapeutic services to those with possible developmental delays and/or disabilities, most often in the family's home.
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 referred to Help Me Grow to continue Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) and care coordination.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 1/30/2019

Salt Lake City, UT

Organization Name: 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

Rebecca J. Dutson, Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Mitchell, PhD, BCBA-D, Senior Program and Operations Director
Joelle Kanshepolsky, MM, Director of Development
Michelle Vo, MD, Interim Medical Director
Malinda Freitag, CMHC, Clinical Director - Salt Lake
Sara Johnson, LCSW, Therapeutic Preschool Program Manager - Salt Lake

Family Resource Facilitators
Also a Kearns location
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 2/22/2019
5383 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Phone: 801-231-3518
Organization Name: 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
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 1/10/2019

Saratoga Springs, UT

682 West Marie Way (210 North)
Horizon School Trailer
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
Phone: 801-226-5437
Organization Name: Wasatch Mental Health
Address: 682 West Marie Way (210 North)
Horizon School Trailer
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
Phone: 801-226-5437
Fax: 801-227-2466
Email: mking@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.
See website for additional requirements.
Provider Profiles: Michael King, Program Director
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.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 1/30/2019

Spanish Fork, UT

Organization Name: Wasatch Mental Health
Address: 1492 East 1240 South
Canyon Elementary
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Phone: 801-226-5437
Fax: 801-227-2466
Email: mking@wasatch.org
Eligibility: Children between ages of 3 and 5, assessed when an opening is available. Children must have a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder or fall on the Autism spectrum at the time of assessment.
Services Provided: GIANT Steps is a day-treatment program for preschool-aged children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder either before or at the time of assessment. Our unit has six classrooms with a capacity of 12 children, serving a total of 72 preschoolers and their families (Medicaid & non-Medicaid). We have partnerships with the Alpine, Nebo, and Provo School Districts to provide Special Education services for our students. This relationship allows us to run our program in a typical school environment.
We follow the school district schedule throughout the school year but continue our program until the end of June. During the month of July, we provide a summer program.
See website for additional requirements.
Provider Profiles: Michael King, Program Director
T - F 9:00 to 3:20
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 1/30/2019

Taylorsville, UT

1328 West 6170 South
Taylorsville, UT 84123
Phone: 801-243-4991
Address: 1328 West 6170 South
Taylorsville, UT 84123
Phone: 801-243-4991
Fax: 801-979-0871
Eligibility: Children with and without disabilities, preschool and grades 1 - 6
Services Provided: Kids World Academy is a private school for children preschool through 6th grade, with and without disabilities in an inclusive environment, customizing learning for every child. Kids World staff works with children with Autism, PDD, Speech Delays, Down Syndrome, Aspergers, Behavior challenges, Cerebral Palsy, and Developmental Delays. Also provides services for children who have or are at increased risk for physical, developmental, and behavioral disorders.
Provider Profiles: Brandon Francis, M Ed, Director
M - F 9 - 5, Closed New Year's Day • Memorial Day • Fourth of July • Labor Day • Thanksgiving • Christmas
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 1/2/2019