About Early Intervention

Serving Salt Lake, Duchesne and Tooele counties.

DDI VANTAGE Early Intervention Program provides services for children under the age of three who have developmental delays and disabilities and their families by offering a full range of services to meet their individual needs. The goal is to minimize the effects of the delay thereby reducing the need for long term intervention throughout the child's school years.

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Learning Link Parenting Classes

All Learning Link parenting classes are free of charge and open to the public. Classes are geared to parents with children under the age of three. Speakers and topics vary.

Please register at least 24 hours in advance.

To register for Learning Link classes select the appropriate schedule for your location, print and fill out the form and return to your local site, or call to the site holding the class you wish to attend.

Early Intervention

DDI VANTAGE Early Intervention Locations and Schedules:

East Site
575 East 4500 South, Ste B210
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
(801) 266-3939
fax (801) 268-4001
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Duchesne Site
10 South 200 East
Roosevelt, UT 84066
(435) 722-3008
fax (435) 722-2976
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West Site
3540 South 5600 West
West Valley City, UT 84120
(801) 957-0855
fax (801) 957-0857
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Tooele Site
165 South Main #200
Tooele, UT 84074
(435) 833-0725
fax (435) 882-2768
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Learning Link Resources

If you missed any of the classes you wanted to attend, see the list of resources available. Please keep in mind that this is not the complete information that was given in the class. All resources are in PDF format.

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DDI VANTAGE, Inc. does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic group identification, ancestry, political beliefs, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status in its programs, services, activities, or employment.

Development Stages

Cognitive Is aware of hands
Follows a moving object
Social/Emotional Shows anticipatory excitement
Smiles when spoken to
Gross Motor Lifts head and chest when lying on stomach
Head steady when upright
Rolls side to side
Fine Motor Reaches toward objects
Holds and may shake a rattle
Hands are usually open
Communication Quiets to a familiar voice
Laughs
Cognitive Mouths objects
Looks for a dropped toy
Lifts arms to parents
Social/Emotional Plays with feet
Recognizes familiar faces and voices
Identifies self in mirror
Gross Motor Rolls back-to-stomach, stomach-to-back
Sits well leaning on hands
Pushes up on extended arms
Fine Motor Transfers toy from one hand to the other
Grasps and pulls things to self
Bangs toy on surface
Communication Babbles
Looks around for source of sounds
Cognitive Looks for hidden toy
Puts objects in and out of containers
Looks at pictures in book
Social/Emotional Plays with feet
Waves "bye-bye"
Gives affection to people and toys
Plays peek-a-boo
Rolls ball cooperatively
Gross Motor Pulls self to standing
Cruises
Crawls on hands and knees
Fine Motor Picks things up with thumb and one finger
Marks on paper
Puts one object on top of another
Communication Says 2-3 words
Responds to simple commands
Begins to imitate speech sounds
Begins to point to desired items
Cognitive Identifies one body part
Points to pictures in books
Dumps small ojects from a bottle
Does actions to a simple song
Social/Emotional Unable to share
Tantrum behavior common
Usually plays by self, sometimes plays near others
Gross Motor Walks, runs, climbs
Walks up and down steps with some help
Throws a ball overhand
Fine Motor Stacks three blocks
Turns several pages of a book
Scribbles spontaneously
Communication Uses 10-12 words
Begins to name desired items
Imitates two-word phrases
Cognitive Follows simple directions
Names objects in pictures
Begins matching like objects together
Social/Emotional Enjoys rough and tumble play
Values own property, "mine" stage
Engages in parallel play most of the time
Gross Motor Kicks a ball
Walks up and down stairs independently
Jumps from bottom step
Fine Motor Unscrews lids
Makes horizontal & vertical lines on paper
Turns pages of a book singly
Stacks several blocks
Communication Uses two-word phrases
Asks for items by name
Says at least 50+ words
Refers to self using name
Cognitive Understands big and little
Matches and sorts objects by color and size
Follows commands using two objects or two actions
Social/Emotional Gives first and last name
Plays simple group games
Knows if they are a boy or girl
Gross Motor Pedals a riding toy
Jumps well
Walks up stairs alternating feet
Fine Motor Copies a circle
Threads a shoelace through a small bead
Snips paper with scissors
Communication Speech is easily understood by others
Asks and answers simple questions
Speaks in full sentences Uses plurals

Family Focus Newsletter

The Family Focus newsletter is being discontinued as of December, 2017. In place of the newsletter, please check our website and social media sites for more information on all things child development including activities, strategies, resources, events etc… You can find us on Facebook at: DDI Vantage, Inc. or Follow us on Instagram: ddivantage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about DDI VANTAGE Early Intervention by reviewing some common questions about this program:

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Volunteers Needed!

DDI VANTAGE has opportunities for volunteers. Volunteers may choose to offer their services a few hours per week, once a month or even a one time service. We can work it out.

The following volunteer positions are available:

  • Providing childcare for various events. Youth, adults and families welcome.
  • Cleaning play group room at each site. Duties may include: Washing toys in play area, washing large equipment in gross motor supply room, organize toys in cupboards, scrub the walls in group room, clean out supply cupboards, clean out kitchen cupboards. After 3:00 p.m. daily. Groups, youth and adults welcome.
  • Cleaning toys at each site.
  • Host a drive to collect any of the following items: books for infants and toddlers, diapers and wipes (sizes 3 and 4 are highly requested), new car seats. Groups, youth and adults welcome.
  • Distributing posters to businesses and agencies in the community. Transportation required. Mileage will be reimbursed. Youth, adults and families welcome. Any hours between 8:30 and 4:30.
  • Eagle Scout or community volunteer projects. We are willing to brainstorm and work with individuals to meet both of our needs.
  • Filing medical records at one of our offices in Tooele, Roosevelt or West Valley City. Adults only. Any hours between 8:30 and 4:30.

If you are interested in volunteering or are part of a group that would like to provide a service, please contact Danielle Mecham at (801)266-3939 ext. 204 or send an e-mail to dmecham@ddivantage.org.

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