COVID-19 update: Our office is now open to new and current patients for face-to-face sessions. However, we are also continuing to support patients through telehealth for those who choose to remain online for treatment (policy restrictions apply). Due to the current state and continuously evolving nature of the pandemic, we know this is an even more critical time to support children with their therapy needs. Click here for our detailed cleaning policies and procedures. Please contact us for more details. email - [email protected] or call - 847-702-1542

Developmental Therapy

Developmental therapists provide both evaluations and treatment for young children ages 0-3 who are having difficulty meeting developmental milestones. Developmental therapists work primarily in the early intervention state program addressing all domains of development with a strong emphasis on cognitive & play skills, social emotional development, self-help skills and relationships with peers and caregivers. Developmental therapy is play-based and family-centered. Sessions are completed within the family’s home, community setting or within the child’s natural environment.

Our developmental therapists work within the 0-3 Illinois Early Intervention Program and provide therapeutic play groups and preschool practice programs at our clinic for children ages 18 months to age 7.

Children with the following difficulties may benefit from developmental therapy services.

Play & social skills

  • Difficulty engaging in parallel or reciprocal play
  • Difficulty playing with or near other children
  • Difficulty play with peers in a community setting- daycare, playgrounds, community pool
  • Difficulty initiating play with others
  • Difficulty adding ideas to their preferred
  • Difficulty attending and engaging with peers and caregivers
  • Lack of age-appropriate independence in daily routines
  • Difficulty taking turns


  • “Late talkers”
  • Difficulty following simple directions within daily routines and play
  • Speech is difficult to understand
  • Lack of age appropriate speech milestones

Sensory dysregulation

  • Hypersensitive to touch and sounds
  • Hyposensive to touch and sounds
  • Seeks or avoids visual input
  • Seeks or avoids oral input
  • Inability to adapt to new places or routines
  • Unable to self-regulate

Motor development

  • Poor body regulation
  • Poor postural control
  • Lack of age-appropriate gross motor milestones
  • Lack of age-appropriate fine motor milestones




Get Started

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