Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley is dedicated to providing services for infants, children and adults with disabilities and providing support for the families who love and care for them. Children with and without disabilities will find the highest quality services designed to meet their individual needs when they come to Easterseals. Teams of therapists, teachers and other health professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Easterseals also includes families as active members of any therapy program, and offers the support network families need.
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.
A child's occupation is learning, playing and completing activities of daily living. An Easterseals 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. Easterseals' licensed physical therapists utilize therapeutic exercises, therapy regimens, 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.
Audiologists at Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley Region help solve hearing problems with a supportive rehabilitative approach, one that works to accommodate families' unique needs. Easterseals 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 Easterseals.
Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley also offers the following services for children and adults with disabilities. Click to learn more: