Across Cook county and Dupage county, our pediatric therapies have a family-centered philosophy at their core and are designed to assist your child improve their current functioning, general well being and independence, as well as provide a solid foundation for the future.
Our team of therapists not only partner with you and your child, but also work innovatively with schools and community organizations to optimize outcomes and help your child reach for their dreams.
Aspire’s Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, and Developmental Therapy focus on the needs of children with diagnoses such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, apraxia, physical disabilities, sensory integration issues and chromosomal, feeding, motor coordination, speech and language disorders. Together, we can help your child reach their fullest developmental potential.
Physical therapy assists children with diagnoses such as autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy in reaching their full potential in physical independence and fitness. Therapists work with your child to develop gross motor skills and improve the ability to sit, stand, walk, run, reach, lift, maintain balance and change positions. Other areas that can be addressed through physical therapy include range of motion, flexibility, movement and coordination. Whatever the specific needs of your child, know that our experienced team of physical therapists in Chicago and the Western Suburbs will strive to motivate, encourage and challenge your child to improve his or her functional abilities.
Occupational therapy supports a child and family’s engagement and participation in daily activities and routines. Occupational therapists use a family-centered approach to develop your child’s skills, behaviors and daily routines in order to promote participation in home, school and community activities. Our knowledgeable occupational therapists in Chicago and the Western Suburbs can work with you and your child on building fine motor, visual-motor, self help and play skills as well as understanding and promoting effective sensory processing and adapting the environment as needed.
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and language therapy assists a child who has or who is at risk for speech, language, cognitive-communication and feeding (dysphagia) disorders. Our skilled team of speech and language therapists in Chicago and the Western Suburbs will assess your child and then use a variety of strategies to help your child become a successful and confident communicator. Strategies focus on articulation and phonology, language, memory and organization, social communication, functional communication and oral-motor skill development.
Developmental therapy focuses on the whole child and their overall development. Therefore our developmental therapists in Chicago and the Western Suburbs do not address one specific area, but instead look at your child’s cognitive skills, language expression and comprehension, social-emotional skills and behavior, gross and fine motor skills, and self-help skills. They then work with your child to improve their social-emotional capacities, relationships with others and their play skills, while incorporating the fundamental work of other therapies your child may be receiving.