Audiologists at Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley Region help solve hearing problems with a supportive rehabilitative approach, one that works to accommodate families' unique needs. Easter Seals has very experienced and qualified adult and pediatric audiologists who serve all family members from newborns needing follow-up hearing testing to older adults who have gradually lost their hearing and are now in need of hearing aids. Audiology services are provided at both the Villa Park and Elgin locations of Easter Seals.
A child's occupation is learning, playing and completing activities of daily living. An Easter Seals occupational therapist can evaluate the components of motor skills, play activities and sensory processing which are vital to success with these life skills. The therapist then compares the child's abilities with what is developmentally appropriate for his/her age group and provides intervention and adaptations necessary to develop age-appropriate skills.
Physical Therapy services focus on enhancing or restoring a child's mobility and functional competency. Easter Seals' licensed physical therapists utilize therapeutic exercises, therapy regiments, assistive devices and special techniques to encourage independence at home, school and in the community. They help evaluate your child's muscle tone and movement patterns which support the development of motoring skills such as sitting, crawling, walking, running and jumping.
Speech-Language Therapy services focus on enhancing communication and feeding skills to the best of every child's ability. Speech and language therapists work on a variety of skills to assist each child in becoming a successful and confident communicator. Therapists are trained and experienced with interventions that focus on sound development, memory and organization, language, articulation, social communication, processing, voice, fluency, functional communication, in addition to oral motor skills to enhance swallowing, chewing and articulation.