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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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.
All resources are in PDF format.SEE AVAILABLE RESOURCES
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.
|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
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
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
Gives affection to people and toys
Rolls ball cooperatively
|Gross Motor||Pulls self to standing
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
|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
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
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Find out more about DDI VANTAGE Early Intervention by reviewing some common questions about this program:SEE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Click here for wish list for donations
Dear DDI VANTAGE,
I really do want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. My son has been with DDI VANTAGE for two years. He has improved so much, I know he wouldn’t be where he is if it wasn’t for DDI VANTAGE. Sarah Grant is his therapist and we just adore her. She has gone above and beyond for us. I’m so grateful for her. When my son started we were so worried and stressed, my son couldn’t walk/crawl, pull himself up, or talk. Now he is singing, running, counting, and so on. That is because of Sarah’s hard work. She helped build that foundation he needs to go forward. We love Sarah Grant and DDI VANTAGE! Thank you!!!
Crystal Hinton (mother of Chandler)
Salt Lake City, enrolled in Early Intervention
Thank you!! Braxton’s speech has improved so much and the frustration that we (the whole family) once had over not being able to understand each other has decreased so much! He is better able to express himself and to articulate his needs. I also feel like my husband and I have been given great advice and techniques to help with his tantrums, which is also making everyone happier!
Sami, Braxton has loved and adored having you coming and playing with him. I cannot thank you enough! Paul, you have been wonderful in helping us understand better ways to help Braxton when he gets frustrated and helping to avoid some of those tantrums! You guys have been the best and we appreciate all you’ve done for us as a family but especially for Braxton! So thank you!
Jake, Megan & Braxton Nielsen
...she helped me grow as a person and mother and helped Jaymes with his physical and emotional issues...
I had concerns with my son’s speech and language development and scheduling an assessment was easy. The team came to my home and the assessment was thorough and comprehensive. The team went through everything with me including a schedule, payment and transition to preschool....
My son started the program not talking and now my son is talking, I am really thankful...
...I couldn’t do it by myself. Sometimes it takes someone who doesn’t live with the child to make the next step in talking.
Early Intervention is really needed! I strongly believe that some children need and extra push to help with development delays. It teaches parents how to work with their child. Many parents need help understanding what’s going on and what steps to take to help their child...
...she gives us ideas on what toys will be the most beneficial for our son’s development. This makes our exercises for PT fun!
As a mom, DDI VANTAGE helped me to know how best to care for her.
...these interventionists have helped me in finding ways to connect with my son through play and in working to get further outside help...
I have loved this whole experience with DDI VANTAGE. From beginning to end (DDIV therapists) always made sure I knew what was going on and what my options were.