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Our mission is to enable infants, children, and adults with developmental delays and disabilities to achieve their maximum independence, and to provide support for the families who love and care for them.
Our vision is that all children receive the developmental services they need to live their best life.
In January 2019, a groundbreaking article was published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition describing children challenged with feeding problems and their care. It concludes with the primary need for children to be identified early, and receive interdisciplinary evaluations and interventions, as opposed to seeing one practitioner alone to try and help all areas. Interdisciplinary thinking, evaluations and treatment have been the core practice of Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley’s Feeding Clinic the past 20 years, since its inception in 2000.
Parenting is a stressful and challenging job. Parenting a child with a disability can be even harder. No one has to do it alone. We’re here to help. Working with the entire family, our staff can identify each child’s unique strengths and challenges and then tailor a treatment plan to meet those needs.Read More
Excellent nutrition is one of the most basic requirements for a child to grow and thrive. Research shows that as many as 90% of children with a developmental disorder have at least one nutrition risk indicator. Easterseals dieticians help children with improved oral and digestive tolerance, adjusting diet for improved volume and complexity of foods and fluids, and help with tube feedings.Read More
A child's occupation is learning, playing and completing activities of daily living. An Easterseals occupational therapist focuses on developing motor skills, sensory-processing abilities, coordination, peer interaction, play and self-care skills to participate in daily life activities. Because each child's needs are different, we create an individualized treatment plan based on parent concerns and the most current treatment approaches.Read More