The University Developmental Assessment Clinics (UDAC) is a center for excellence for the evaluation of children with or at risk for developmental delays throughout the state of Utah.

Clinics include:

These clinics will provide developmental assessments and management recommendations for infants and children up to age 21. We partner with primary care providers to offer children the best services possible and assist families in the coordination of their child’s ongoing developmental needs through available services including local community resources and family support services.

If we find your child needs a pediatric specialist, our team can refer your child to a full array of sub-specialists.

New patients:

A referral is required from the child's primary care provider, early intervention or school system.

General Frequently Asked Questions

Q: We are already enrolled in Early Intervention or have an IEP. What can the clinic add?

A: The UDAC is different from Early Intervention. We can add to the community or in-home services you already receive. We can also review IEPs and recommend changes.

Q: Do we need to do anything to prepare for the formal evaluations?

A: Please complete any paperwork we provide to you before your visit with us and return it to us as soon as possible. It is also very helpful to have the results of completed developmental tests your child may have received, particularly from the school system.

Q: What do I need to bring to the visit?

A: Please bring any paperwork we have asked you to complete or obtain prior to the visit. If your child has had previous developmental testing outside of our clinic, particularly in a school setting, it is very helpful to us if you bring that information also.

Q: I'm worried about a specific problem in my child (autism, ADHD, learning disability, and the like). Can I just get tested for that?

A: 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.

Q: Will insurance pay for the testing?

A: Your insurance will be billed for the visit. NFP and HCNP guarantors will not be balance billed for these clinics. It is the guarantors responsibility for any balance billing through the CDP visits. You can contact University Billing if there are any questions/concerns regarding your bill.

Q: Are there any evaluations that can be sent in the mail or done over the phone?

A: Formal assessments require face-to-face visits, but there are some evaluations that can be done by parents or patients on their own time. Please discuss this with one of our professionals if these may be appropriate for your child.

Q: Where is the Salt Lake clinic location?

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

Q: Can I do my child's appointment by telehealth?

A: Many of our appointments are 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.

Child Development Program (CDP) Salt Lake and Ogden

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

The CDP provides the following assessment services:

  • Developmental pediatrics
  • Audiology
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Occupational and physical therapy
  • Care coordination
  • Family support service
  • Psychology

Children are seen by all appropriate services.

Salt Lake and Ogden Clinic Locations:

Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services 
81 N Mario Capecchi Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Appointments
801-587-2255

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

We recommend evaluation for any child considered
high risk regardless of how they appear to be
developing. High risk conditions include:

  • Cyanotic heart disease
  • Open heart surgery as a newborn
  • Other risk factors combined with heart
    disease including prematurity, ECMO,
    genetics syndrome, seizures, heart
    transplant and history of cardiac arrest

Your child may be referred to this program
by a cardiologist or your primary care provider.
We also encourage any family with concerns
for a child's development to inquire about
an evaluation.

Heart Center Neurodevelopmental Program (HCNP)

Our mission is to provide guidance and resources to family members and clinicians of patients with congenital heart disease.

Children born with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) are at increased risk of developmental, learning and behavioral disorders which can have a significant impact on their quality of life. The goal of the HCNP is to provide assessment, guidance, and resources for children at risk. The HCNP is integrated into the child’s ongoing care while they are in the hospital but also includes the opportunity for out-patient consultations at the University Developmental Assessment Clinics (UDAC).

Regardless of how the child appears to be developing, any child meeting the eligibility requirement are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment. In addition, even if your child does not have one of the listed problems, we encourage any family that has concerns regarding their child’s development to inquire about an evaluation. Recommended eligibility for children include:

  • Any infant that required open heart surgery as a newborn (i.e. HLHS, IAA, PA/IVS, TAPVR, TGA, TOF, tricuspid atresia)
  • Any cyanotic heart disease even if it does not require open heart surgery in infancy (i.e. TOF with MAPCAs, TOF that had shunt without bypass, Ebstein anomaly).
  • Any risk factor that can combine with congenital heart disease and place a child at higher risk (prematurity, genetic syndrome, ECMO, seizures, heart transplantation, and history of cardiac arrest).

Developmental evaluations are centered on the following four time points:

  • Newborn period
  • 12-24 months
  • 3-6 years
  • 9-12 years

The HCNP provides the following services in Salt Lake:

  • Developmental pediatrics
  • Audiology
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Occupational and physical therapy
  • Care coordination
  • Family support services
  • Psychology

 

Neonatal Follow-up Program (NFP)

Infants that have spent time in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit may be at a higher risk for developmental concerns, especially if very small, born very early, or very ill. The NFP is a longitudinal program for infants who have spent time in a neonatal intensive care unit and meet requirements. Regardless of how the infant/child appears to be doing, any child meeting the eligibility requirement or having developmental concerns are strongly encouraged to attend.

Recommended eligibility for children at the highest risk include:

  • Birthweight < 1250 grams (< 2 lbs, 12 oz)
  • Gestational Age < 26 weeks
  • ECMO support required
  • Diagnosis of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Referral from medical care provider

Infants are referred by all newborn intensive care units throughout the state of Utah or their medical care provider.

Infants/children are seen at the following adjusted ages:

  • 4 months, 9 months, 18 months,
  • 2 years, 3 years, and 4 years

Clinic Locations:

Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services
81 N Mario Capecchi Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Appointments
801-587-2255
Provo: Utah County Health Dept and Justice Bldg 141 S University Ave, Suite 1610
Provo, Utah 84601
Appointments
801-587-2255

The NFP provides the following assessment services:

  • Developmental Pediatric
  • Neurology
  • Audiology
  • Speech and Language Pathology
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy
  • Care Coordination
  • Family Support Services
  • Psychology

Lauren N. Ayala, DPT

Lauren graduated from the University of Utah with her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy and completed her pediatric clinical training at Shriner’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. Her professional experience includes neonatal follow-up, cardiac neurodevelopmental follow-up, itinerate orthopedic follow-up, and outpatient settings. Her professi... Read More

Specialties:

General Pediatrics

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515
Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-587-2255

Sean Cunningham, PhD

Dr. Cunningham currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine. He has dual graduate degrees in clinical and educational psychology and is licensed at the doctoral level as a psychologist in the State of Utah. His specializations revolve around the assessment, intervention and ... Read More

Danielle Friberg, MOT, OTR/L

Danielle is a pediatric occupational therapist with experience in neonatal follow-up, early intervention, community-based, and outpatient settings. Her professional interests include early childhood development/early intervention, sensory processing disorders, feeding disorders, education, and research. She loves working with children to make a pos... Read More

Kristi A. Lewis Glotzbach, MD

Dr. Glotzbach received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans, LA) in 2005 and completed Pediatric residency at the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital (Chapel Hill, NC) in 2008. She completed fellowships in both Cardiology at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital (Stanford University) in 2011 and Criti... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Critical Care

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital

Jori P. Harris, SLP

Jori Harris is a certified speech-language pathologist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah.    Jori graduated with her Masters of Science from Syracuse University.  Jori’s clinical work has included the assessment and treatment of children with a range of neurodevelopmental disabilities including children with Autism Spectrum ... Read More

Steven T. Lewis, AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA

Dr. Lewis is a licensed audiologist that has obtained his certificate of clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Language and Hearing Association and is a current fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.  He received his undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders at Brigham Young University and his clinical doctorate in audi... Read More

Kendra M. Lystad, MD

Kendra Lystad, MD, received her undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota and her medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. She completed her pediatrics residency at the University of Utah. Currently, she sees patients at the University Developmental Assessment Center and the Neurob... Read More

Specialties:

General Pediatrics

Locations:

650 Komas
Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. Program
801-581-5515
Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-587-2255

Thomas A. Miller, DO

Dr. Miller received his medical degree from the University of New England, completed his residency in Pediatrics at Maine Medical Center and his fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah. He underwent an additional year of subspecialty training in Advanced Imaging, focusing on fetal cardiology as well as research. He is currently... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital 801-662-1000

Quang-Tuyen Nguyen, MD

Dr. Nguyen received her medical degree from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and completed her Pediatric Residency at the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, MA.  She stayed on as Chief Resident of her class.  Afterwards she has been in private practice for a large multispecialty group in the Seattle area.  She... Read More

Specialties:

General Pediatrics

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-587-2255
University Hospital
Pediatrics, Clinic 6
801-581-2205

Betsy Ostrander, MD

Dr. Ostrander received her medical degree from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, completed her Pediatric residency at RUSH Medical Center and her Pediatric Neurology training at the University of Utah. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Utah and is in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Primary Children’s Hos... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 801-213-3599

Kelly Stout, PhD

Kelly Stout, Ph.D., Psychologist, earned her Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Utah Educational Psychology program in 2004. She completed her internship in the Salt Lake City School District, where she specialized in identifying autism in the school age population. Dr. Stout also participated in the Autism and Psychoeducational Clinics... Read More

Carlee A. Walsh, PsyD

Dr. Walsh is currently a clinical psychologist at the University of Utah Developmental Assessment Center.  Her background includes specialties in the assessment and treatment of children who have experienced complex trauma and in the implementation of various evidence-based modalities for the treatment of childhood traumatic stress.  Her clinical i... Read More

Katrina Wheeler, SLP

Katrina is a clinically certified Speech and Language Pathologist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah. She received her master’s degree from Utah State University and spent 8 years working as a speech and language therapist in Davis school district and Salt Lake City school district. Her special interests include motor speech ... Read More

Sarah Winter, MD

Dr. Winter is a Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah. Dr. Winter is board certified in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and has special interests in children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and complex medical conditions, issues related to neonatal follow-up and early ... Read More

University Developmental Assessment Clinics (UDAC)

Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services

81 N Mario Capecchi Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Appointments
801-587-2255
Provo: Utah County Health Department & Justice Bldg 151 S University Ave, Ste 1610
Provo, Utah 84601
Appointments
801-587-2255