Individual therapy services & group-based clinic
QUALITY EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMMING
FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS
CCS Pediatric Therapy & Family Wellness is a collaborative clinic providing occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy services to the greater Chicagoland community. At CCS, we aim to help children discover and build a strong foundation from which movement, play, communication, and daily life skills can develop throughout childhood. We pride ourselves on our unique approach of identifying areas for continued growth. Each CCS therapist has a vast array of experiences and evidence-based resources to utilize during therapy sessions. We aim to support the development of each child through our specialized training and collaborative care approach with all members of a child’s medical team.
At CCS, we address developmental skills beginning at the foundational level. This provides clients with the ability to move through their worlds with confidence and awareness. Our occupational therapists are uniquely trained to identify areas of potential development in relation to reflex integration/primary movement patterns, sensory processing, emotional regulation, and fine/visual motor skills. Our physical therapists are uniquely trained to identify and improve the biomechanics of movement through techniques targeting different body systems (myofascial, neurologic, cardiopulmonary, vestibular, etc.). Our speech-language pathologists are uniquely trained to improve speech sound production, joint attention, language, fluency (stuttering), executive functioning, augmentative-alternative communication (AAC), social communication, voice, and feeding.
When motor skills and learning strategies are introduced in therapy sessions, our clients are better equipped to be successful at new tasks. At CCS we celebrate every accomplishment, no matter the size, and take great pride in helping our clients and families grow. We proudly display our clients’ accomplishments on handprints at our clinic, with more and more handprints being awarded each day!
In addition to our individual therapy services, we are proud to offer group-based clinics, such as therapeutic summer camps, therapy intensives, social skills groups for individuals ranging from childhood to adulthood, and feeding groups for picky eaters and children with oral motor difficulties. These group sessions foster independence with daily life skills, confidence with peer interactions, and family empowerment.
What is Developmental Therapy?
Developmental therapists provide both evaluations and treatments for children who have or possibly might be demonstrating difficulties in any area of development (i.e. gross motor, fine motor, social-emotional, speech and language, self-help, physical development). Treatments will address skills identified as areas of concern and provide families with the tools and education to best teach and facilitate the needs of their child when therapy is not in session.
Developmental therapists work primarily with little ones 0-3 but often see kiddos through early elementary. A developmental therapists oversees all areas of a child’s development with a strong emphasis on cognitive and play skills, social emotional development, self-help skills and relationships with peers and caregivers.
What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?
Pediatric physical therapists provide consultations, evaluations, and treatments for children who are suspected of having or have difficulties with their gross motor skills (i.e. rolling, crawling, sitting, walking, running, jumping), strength, balance, postural control, and/or coordination. Sessions will address skills identified as areas of concern, closely facilitate the child’s movement, and educate families with the information needed to best teach and guide their child when therapy is not in session.
What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?
Pediatric occupational therapists provide both consultations, evaluations, and treatments for children who are suspected of having or have difficulties with their fine motor skills, sensory processing, and/or visual-motor skills. Sessions will address skills identified as areas of concern, closely facilitate the child’s movement, and educate families with the information needed to best teach and guide their child when therapy is not in session.
What is Pediatric Speech Therapy?
Pediatric speech therapists provide consultations, evaluations, and treatments for children who are having difficulties with oral motor control, expressive and/or receptive language, processing both written and spoken language, social language (pragmatic), articulation, and feeding. Each session will address skills identified as areas of concern, facilitate the child’s use of the skills introduced and practiced, and educate families with the information needed to best teach and guide their child when therapy is no in session.
Free Developmental Screening: Screenings provided by our staff in a 15-minute time increment. Screenings include a questionnaire filled out by the parent, brief interviews, and clinical observations. After that, we will make our recommendations on what to do next.
Off-Site School Observations/IEP attendance: We will provide in-school observations of your child at a mutually arranged time between your therapist, the school, and you so that we can collaborate with you and your child’s school. We also have a vast knowledge base on Parent Rights and how to navigate the school system to better tailor goals and the needs of your child while they are at school.
Motor/Feeding Clinic: Run by a speech and language pathologist and lactation consultant as well as a physical therapist to assess your movement and strength as it relates to
Movement Classes: Experience moving and controlling movement working to stabilize your core while at the same time having fun! Various ages from elementary to high school.
Playgroups: Age-specific and facilitated by one of our own therapists!
Family Learning: Learn about a variety of topics from nutrition, exercise, and what to expect about development.
Parent Empowerment Sessions: We can all use a little support from one another. This is a PARENTS ONLY meeting so that the entire focus can be on you!
Please contact us for further information or to discuss your child’s health with a dedicated therapist.