At Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley, we believe every child deserves to thrive in an inclusive community. Our mission is to ensure that children with disabilities and their families are empowered. We offer pediatric therapy services throughout suburban Chicagoland from our rehabilitation centers in Villa Park, Elgin and Naperville. More than 1,000 infants and children with developmental delays and disabilities are seen in-person or through tele-therapy each week.
Our comprehensive services include occupational, physical, and speech-language therapies, mental health and family support, assistive technology, medical nutrition, audiology, autism services, and inclusive childcare. We specialize in the early identification of developmental delays and provide evaluations for every child or family need.
As a private pediatric rehabilitation provider, we accept insurance and private pay. View the insurance companies we are contracted with and more details here.
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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.
Our team of compassionate mental health professionals has grown to offer extensive resources and provide a safe space for each family to receive support along their unique journey.
This diverse network of Licensed Social Workers (LSWs & LSCWs) and a Psychologist are available to answer questions, provide counseling support and strengthen relationships within our families.
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.
Early Intervention Services help infants and toddlers who need assistance meeting developmental milestones achieve their goals in cognitive, social/emotional, communicative, adaptive and physical development. Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley has over 60 credentialed therapists who receive additional certifications to assess infants and toddlers at all stages of development. At Easterseals, we believe children benefit from the knowledge of our entire team. Our therapists collaborate and consult with all professionals involved in the child's care, in order to achieve the optimal outcome from therapy and provide carryover and consistency across all environments.
As part of the Make the First Five Count campaign, Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley is proud to offer a free online Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) for children birth to age five thanks to the generous support of CVS Health. The ASQ will showcase your child's developmental milestones while uncovering any potential delays. Please note that milestones are continuous throughout a child's first five years of life. It is important to keep up with your child's progress by taking the ASQ every three months.
Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley also offers the following services for children and adults with disabilities. Click to learn more: