Because Your Child's Development Matters

The Child Development Program, provides clinical assessments, diagnostic services, consulting and case management to any infant, child, or adolescent who may have a developmental need, concern, or are high risk for:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Speech and hearing concerns
  • Behavioral and emotional challenges
  • Developmental or physical delays
  • Cognitive concerns

Patients must be referred by their primary care physician, early intervention or school system.

Your child will meet with one or more members of our multidisciplinary developmental team:

  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Speech and Language Pathology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Family Support through Family Voices
  • Psychology

 

Our Child Developmental Program begins with a “Welcome Visit” with parent and child meeting with a member of our developmental team. This visit is essential for us to gather information about your child so we can learn of his/her needs/concerns and determine “next steps” to provide the most appropriate care. Your child will typically see many of our providers over several clinical appointments so we can provide the most thorough assessments. Although some of our visits require us to see your child in person, our “Welcome Visit” or follow-up visits may be available through “telehealth” where we meet with the parent (and child) over a video screen while you are in your home. This can be done by a computer (with a camera), an iPad or a Smart phone. If eligible for telehealth, we will help you connect to us. It may save you time, money and be a more comfortable environment for your child. Be sure to ask us about our Telehealth program.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I AM CONCERNED ABOUT MY CHILDS DEVELOPMENT. HOW CAN I GET AN APPOINTMENT?

Please discuss your concerns with your primary care provider (PCP). Your PCP can refer your child to the Child Developmental Program (CDP) by using our secured FAX at 801-585-2209. We also accept referrals from the school system.

ARE CDP SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE?

Many of the services provided at CDP are covered by insurance. The insurance guarantor will be responsible for services not covered. Please check with your insurance company to determine your child’s coverage. You can contact University Billing if there are any questions/concerns regarding your bill. Their number is 801-587-6303.

WE ARE ALREADY ENROLLED IN EARLY INTERVENTION OR HAVE AN IEP. WHAT CAN CDP ADD?

The CDP is different from Early Intervention as we provide different assessment/diagnostic services. We can add to the community or in-home services you already receive or make service recommendations to you. We can also review IEPs and recommend changes.

DO WE NEED TO DO ANYTHING TO PREPARE FOR THE FORMAL EVALUATIONS?

Please complete any paperwork we provide to you before your visit with us and return it to us as soon as possible. We will provide instructions on how to do this. If your child has already received any previous developmental testing, we will ask you to fax us copies of it. Former testing can allow our specialists to further determine other testing that may be required for your child. Also, we do not want to repeat testing that has already been done with your child. Our secure FAX number is 801-585-2209.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE VISIT?

Bring your child along with any paperwork or testing your child has received that you have not already shared with us. Please bring this to your first visit with us which is most often the “Welcome Visit”. If this visit is a telehealth visit, please fax the information to us. If you are not able to, please have it available at your telehealth visit.

HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENTS BE?

Your CDP appointments (with each provider) can last from one to three hours. Please be prepared to be at the clinic for several hours if needed. Our Salt Lake clinic has a café if you need to purchase food or drinks.

WHERE IS THE SALT LAKE CLINIC LOCATION?

The clinic is in the Primary Children’s Eccles Outpatient Building on 81 N Mario Capecchi Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84113.

WHAT ARE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS NEAR THE CLINIC?

The University Medical Center Trax Station is right next to the Primary Children’s Eccles Outpatient Building. The building also provides underground parking and valet parking.

I'M CONCERNED ABOUT A SPECIFIC PROBLEM(S) (SUCH AS AUTISM, ADHD, OR LEARNING DISABILITY). CAN I JUST GET TESTED FOR THAT?

In addition to providing standard testing we will address any specific questions or concerns you have. We may adjust the tests performed based on your concerns. Please let the developmental team know what concerns you most. The Welcome Visit is a great time to share your overall concerns.

ARE THERE ANY EVALUATIONS THAT CAN BE SENT IN THE MAIL OR DONE OVER THE PHONE?

Formal assessments require face-to-face visits but there are some evaluations we may provide to the parents to be done before the visit. We may also ask the parents to complete an evaluation while at the clinic visit with your child. We will let you know if we need you to do this.

CAN I DO MY CHILD'S APPOINTMENT BY TELEHEALTH?

Some of our appointments can be completed through telehealth. They can most often be done from the comfort of your home. If you do not have the capability, we may be able to arrange another option. Please ask when scheduling your appointment if a telehealth appointment is available and appropriate.

IF A PROBLEM IS IDENTIFIED, HOW DO I GET THE SERVICES THAT MY CHILD NEEDS?

The providers at the Child Developmental Program will make recommendations based on the results of the clinical evaluations. Developmental services can be accessed in a variety of ways and are tailored to each child and family's needs. We can give you information on services in your community.

HOW DOES MY CHILD'S PEDIATRICIAN AND THEIR SCHOOL GET THIS INFORMATION?

The clinic will send the pediatrician or other primary care provider a summary of the visit and test results. It is up to the parents of the child to make a copy and give the results to the school.