Compassionate Pediatric Therapists in Chicago, IL

If your child suffers from a developmental issue, you may not know exactly what he or she needs or how to improve his or her unique situation. Luckily, you aren’t alone.

The team at Eyas Landing believes that every child deserves a chance at a relaxing and care-free childhood. Turn to our pediatric therapists in Chicago, IL, for a variety of therapeutic services that can help your child overcome challenges and help you feel at ease.DSC_0708a

Since 2007, we’ve provided pediatric therapy services to children of all ages. Rely on our years of expertise and our compassionate, friendly approach as we work with your child.

We Strive

Our pediatric therapists combine current research with their experience to create pioneering treatment plans for your child. We also use feedback from our young patients and their parents to ensure that each child we work with receives the best pediatric therapy services possible.

We specialize in treating children diagnosed with:

  • ADHD
  • Apraxia
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Sensory-based feeding disorders
  • Stuttering

To help your child feel comfortable in our Chicago office and to ensure he or she can be successful regardless of his or her specific disorder, we use the following therapy approaches:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Floortime, or DIR
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Sensory Integration
  • Sensory Oral Sequential Feeding Therapy
  • Therapeutic Listening

Our pediatric therapists strive to help your child to the best of our abilities, so we also take continuing education courses and attend weekly development meetings. These constant trainings allow us to work with your child and ensure that we provide him or her with optimal care.

We’re Only a Call Away

No matter what challenges your child faces, you can rest assured that our pediatric therapists will treat him or her with kindness and respect. Call us today at (312) 733-0883 to schedule an appointment. Our intake coordinator will match you with the therapist that we believe best fits your child’s needs.

Our clients see results in many aspects of their everyday activities.

New Clients

We are currently accepting new client referrals for occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, developmental therapy, ABA therapy and DIR/Floortime therapy. Please call or email today to begin our intake process.

Billing Policies

We offer a variety of billing and payment options. We are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO and accept most out-of-network PPO plans including United Healthcare, Cigna and Aetna. We submit claims directly to your insurance company and assist in disputing denied claims. We are currently accepting Early Intervention clients and will bill the program directly for payment.

Getring Started

Please call or email today to schedule a tour of our facility or to begin our intake process. We have designated intake coordinators who will assist you in submitting appropriate intake forms, insurance information and scheduling your first appointment. Be sure to bring the following to your initial evaluation appointment.

  • Insurance Card
  • Pediatrician Prescription
  • Past evaluation and school reports
  • A snack for your child
  • A list of strengths and concerns
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Therapy Services

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Developmental Therapy
  • Early Intervention
  • Nutrition/ Feeding Therapy
  • DIR/Floortime Therapy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
  • Sensory Integration
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Yoga for the Special Child
  • GAPS Consultations

Evidence Based Practice

  • Sensory Integration
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Intentional Relationship Model
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • Sensory Oral Sequential (SOS) Feeding
  • Yoga for the Special Child
  • The Listening Program
  • Therapeutic Listening

Evaluation and Outcome Measures

  • Initial Evaluations are completed with standardized measures, clinical observation and parent report components
  • Re-evaluations are completed every six months to determine progress
  • Goals are reviewed weekly
  • Treatment notes are emailed directly to parents
  • Therapists proactively collaborate with families and other professionals to increase outcomes across contexts

Plan of Care

Our treatment plans are individualized to meet each child’s unique strengths, interests and goals. Our therapists are skilled in utilizing the client’s interests and motivations to increase participation in challenging therapeutic activities.

  • Large Sensory Motor Gym
  • Small Sensory Motor Gym
  • Classroom
  • Art Room
  • Station Room

Our therapists are certified and trained in the leading, evidence-based therapy approaches including, Sensory Integration, DIR/Floortime, ABA, Handwriting Without Tears, Sensory Oral Sequential (SOS) feeding therapy, and Therpeutic Listening.

FAQs

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is the professional practice of helping children achieve independence and the ability to participate in daily work and living skills. Occupational Therapy is not simply about regaining a vocational talent—it is more complexly about 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 environments. As a client-centered practice, our services aim to help clients to adapt the environment, teach skills, modify tasks, create sequences, and build confidence. Occupational Therapy can be practiced in a variety of settings, and crosses into several areas of practice including pediatrics, health and wellness, mental health, short-term rehabilitation, post-traumatic rehabilitation, and work and industry.

What will OT in a pediatric setting look like? What will it mean for my child and my family?

Whether at home or at the clinic, pediatric therapy will get your child moving and exploring! In order for children to engage in play, self-help, school, and community, Occupational Therapists work to present adaptive strategies to meet everyday challenges. Modification of environment and altering skill sets are among the top priorities of pediatric services. Motor planning (fine, gross, oral, visual) and sensory integration are focuses of many pediatric practices across the country. Occupational therapy presents purposeful activities to enhance and encourage skill development or reformation, all while considering the individual needs of the child.

What is an OT evaluation? What can I expect during an OT evaluation for my child?

A typical pediatric Occupational Therapy evaluation will assess the following skill sets: fine motor (including but not limited to handwriting), gross motor, visual motor, visual perception, daily living, sensory processing, integration, and praxis. Standardized assessment tools, non-standardized assessment tools, parent interviews, and clinical observations are among the tools used to assess a child’s performance and are useful helpful in designing treatment plans and therapy goals.

What is Speech Therapy?

Speech is the ability to produce sounds and combine phonetics to create vocalized language. There are three major components to speech: articulation, fluency, and voicing. Language involves how we use verbal communication (i.e. speech) to form sentences and relay information to other people. Language is comprised of three parts: expression, reception, and pragmatics. While we communicate in a variety of ways, both verbal and nonverbal, speech and language disorders may affect the way we verbally relay information to other people. The goal of Speech-Language Therapy is to assess, address, and provide treatment for individuals with speech-language, cognitive, or feeding difficulties.

What will Speech Therapy in a pediatric setting look like? What will it mean for my child and my family?

A speech therapist or speech-language pathologist will engage with children one-on-one, in a small group, or in a classroom setting to assess and treat the diagnosed disorder or difficulty. Therapists will use a variety of tools, including books, pretend play scenarios, question and answers, modeling, objects, and sequencing charts to not only identify areas of improvement, but to provide treatment as well. For feeding based therapies, interventions may include oral exercises (tongue, lips, jaw), facial massage, and experimentation with food textures, temperatures, and tastes.

What is a Speech Therapy evaluation?

A typical pediatric Speech Therapy evaluation will assess the following skill sets: auditory processing, cognition, memory, expressive language, receptive language, articulation, social-pragmatic language, fluency, oral motor planning, and feeding habits. Standardized assessment tools, non-standardized assessment tools, parent interviews, and clinical observations are among the tools used to assess a child’s performance and are useful in designing treatment plans and therapy goals.