Frequently Asked Questions

Are your accepting new clients?

Yes! We are currently accepting new client referrals for types of therapy. Please contact us at 312-733-0883 to learn more or to schedule a tour of our facility and meet our staff.

We can assist you in submitting the appropriate forms, insurance information and scheduling to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

What is Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is the professional practice of helping people achieve independence and the ability to participate in everyday living skills. It can cross into several areas of practice, including pediatrics, mental health, rehabilitation, and industry.  An occupation can be defined by how one occupies their time.

For children, a big part of their occupation is play! This means that Occupational Therapy is not simply about regaining a vocational talent, but the ability to navigate one’s world independently and functionally.  The goals of Occupational Therapy are to help clients develop, recover or improve skills necessary to succeed in their most natural environment.

As a pediatric and client-centered practice, Eyas Landing aims to help clients adapt to their environment by teaching skills, modifying tasks, creating sequences and building confidence.  Therapy can take place in the home or at our state of the art facility.

What does pediatric Occupational Therapy look like at Eyas Landing?

Therapy can take place in the home or at our state of the art facility.  We encourage potential clients to schedule a time to come tour our facility to fully understand the process and meet some of our wonderful therapists!

With either option, your child will be moving and exploring their surroundings.  Our Occupational Therapists present adaptive strategies specific to each child, but our overall goals are for your child to confidently engage in play, self-help, academics, community and social interactions.

Top focuses during sessions include modification of environment, altering skills sets, motor planning for fine, gross, oral and visual skills, and sensory integration.  Your child will partner with one of our skilled and compassionate therapists who provide client-centered care with the family in mind.  Learn more about our therapists and their backgrounds.

What is an Occupational Therapy Evaluation?

A typical pediatric Occupational Therapy Evaluation will assess the the following skill sets:

    • Fine motor (including, but not limited to, handwriting)
    • Gross motor
    • Visual motor
    • Visual perception
    • Daily living
    • Sensory processing
    • Integration (how sensory information contributes to emotional regulation, learning and behavior)
    • Praxis (how a lesson or skill is realized)

Some of the tools we use to perform an evaluation include standardized assessments, non-standardized assessments, parent interviews and clinical observations.  All of this data is used to design the appropriate treatment plan and goals for each child.

What is Speech Therapy

The purpose of Speech Therapy is to assess, address and provide treatment for individual with speech-language, cognitive or feeding difficulties.

People communicate in a variety of verbal and non-verbal ways, but speech and language disorders affect the way we verbally relay information to other people.  Since speech is the ability to produce sounds and combine phonetics to create vocalized language, the focus of this therapy is articulation, fluency and voicing.   The goal is for the child to form sentences and relay information and express themselves to others.

What does Speech Therapy look like at Eyas Landing?

Therapy can take place in the home or at our state of the art facility.  We encourage potential clients to schedule a time to come tour our facility to fully understand the process and meet some of our wonderful therapists!

The Speech Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist will engage with your child one-on-one, in a small group or classroom setting, depending on the diagnoses or difficulty.

Some of the tools our therapists use for assessment and treatment:

  • Books
  • Pretend play scenarios
  • Question and answers
  • Modeling
  • Objects
  • Sequencing charts

For feeding therapies, oral exercises (tongue, lips, jaw), facial massage, and experimentation with food textures, temperatures and tastes are all part of the process.

What is a Speech Therapy Evaluation?

A typical pediatric Speech Therapy Evaluation will assess the following skills:

    • Auditory processing
    • Cognition
    • Memory
    • Expressive language
    • Receptive language
    • Articulation
    • Social-pragmatic language
    • Fluency
    • Oral motor planning
    • Feeding habits

Our Speech Therapists use standardized assessments, non-standardized assessments, parent interviews and clinical observations to determine a child’s status.  All of this data is used to design the appropriate treatment plan and goals for each child.

What are your billing policies?

Eyas Landing offers a variety of billing and payment options.  We are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO. We accept most out-of-network PPO plans, including United Healthcare, Cigna and Aetna. We submit claims directly to your insurance and assist in disputing denied claims.

What do I need to bring to the initial evaluation?

For your first visit, please be sure to bring your insurance card, any forms we have provided to you in advance, pediatrician prescription(s), any past evaluations, a snack for your child and any of your own questions and concerns. We are happy to walk you through these and put you at ease for your first visit!