Children seen in the cerebral palsy clinic may have a variety of diagnoses that impact movement and motor development including, but not limited to, cerebral palsy, hypotonia, developmental delays, and genetic disorders. An Easterseals physical therapist, in conjunction with a clinic physician, may assess the child’s range of motion, gait pattern, orthotics, and other assistive technology equipment, review the child and family’s needs, and work with the family and physician to establish a plan of care.
Easterseals therapists work with local vendors and the child and family’s funding sources to provide evaluations for and assist families in obtaining positioning and mobility devices such as customized wheel chairs and seating systems, adaptive strollers, walkers, gait trainers, standers, and bath chairs.
Easterseals physical therapists consult with an orthotist to determine the appropriate prescription for custom-fitted orthotics/braces to provide stability and support for proper positioning of the feet and ankles during standing, walking, and other functional activities.
The CIOAT clinic provides a multidisciplinary team approach to the evaluation and management of individuals with cleft lip or palate, speech problems, ear deformities, or other conditions. The team works with the Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) and other central Illinois area agencies.
Easterseals is here for you at all stages of your child’s autism journey. Being one of the very few organizations in Illinois that offers a multi-disciplinary Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnostic Clinic, Easterseals starts with your family at the earliest phase: diagnosing children who may have an autism spectrum disorder. Our common goal is to diagnose early, provide the most comprehensive assessment with recommendations and provide families with the support they need to best care for their child. Diagnostic clinic may result in a diagnosis of autism, in addition to other diagnoses that are identified through the evaluation process. Your family will leave the clinic with treatment options and support to help your child reach their full potential.