Our services begin by collaborating with your family to create a customized pathway for your child’s success so they may reach their fullest potential. Our multidisciplinary team works with each other to strengthen your child’s treatment plan.
Enlightening the Way Kids Act & React in Society
Our new social skills groups are where children gain the skills and confidence to become “stars” among peers and within the community. We offer a fun, relaxed setting that promotes a safe and loving environment for kids ages 2-11 to practice their interactive skills. Each group is facilitated by a licensed and certified therapist trained in social skill development. SociaLights Clubs target four specific relation-forming skill sets:
Conversational: Initiating, maintaining, listening and engaging in conversation
Problem Solving: Identifying problems and developing and executing a plan to goal
Perspective Taking: Recognizing and relating to others’ feelings, and using cues to help guide behaviors
Cooperative Play: Respecting others’ opinions and differences and acting accordingly in unexpected situations
For more information on these groups, please call us at 312.242.1665 for more details.
Music and Motor
Music is an amazing teacher. This class couples music with therapy to help your child develop gross motor regulation and language skills. By incorporating educational moments and hands-on learning, we can work together on social skills, strengthening and endurance with activities, handling/positioning, or a combination of each. This class assists families in identifying and understanding the techniques and utilizing resources they need to be active in their child’s progress.
Food is a fundamental way to nourish little bodies, and this class is dedicated to helping children learn how to play, explore, and enjoy eating their food. We know that worries about sufficient calorie intake and stress around mealtime can be overwhelming. We utilize the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding. This researched and systematic approach will help your child to interact with food in a non-stressful environment and to learn about the different properties of food.
Our therapists will help you and your child create positive experiences with food and establish healthy mealtime routines. We will also work to increase your child’s food repertoire and overall intake. Parents are encouraged to learn and participate as building healthy eating habits extend far beyond our classrooms.
Language and Literacy
A whole world opens up to a child when language and literacy develops. Knowing this, we created an advancement group to build on these burgeoning skills. Communication with your family and with peers will be encouraged as we focus on practical and social language skills. A licensed speech therapist will help your child build vocabulary and use words and phrases in meaningful ways while exploring through storybooks. This group also supports skills related to preschool and kindergarten readiness, including following directions and recognizing language symbols through engaging activities.
Shake, Rattle, and Roll
~4-10 months (45 minute Parent-tot class: open to kids that are not yet crawling):
Explore the senses and support visual and auditory development with tummy time.
Learn how to position your baby to build strength and develop stability. This baby class includes parent discussion time to help learn about your child’s development. Small group setting guided by experienced therapists.
~11-22 months (45 minute parent/tot class: must be able to stand at surface):
As your child becomes vertical, a world of wonder is revealed. Now your child is on the move and climbing on everything in sight. Play environments encourage discovery, problem solving, balance and coordination as parents learn to understand how their infant interacts and communicates with them and the world. Small group setting guided by experienced therapists.
*Please note: These playgroups may be covered by insurance. We are happy to verify your benefits for you.