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Chicago’s Premier ABA Therapeutic Preschool

Contact us to learn more about our most sought after program: Therapeutic Preschool

Admissions Process

At Lumiere Children’s Therapy, our mission is to deliver a comprehensive range of transformative services that cater to the unique needs of each child and family. With our science-based therapeutic offerings and therapeutic teaching approach, we specialize in supporting children facing crisis, behavior challenges, developmental disabilities, delays, and autism.

Step 1:

Schedule a consultation via phone, please reach us directly at (312) 242-1665. During this call, we will discuss your concerns about your child’s behavior in-depth and schedule an initial assessment to further evaluate your child.

Step 2:

Before starting any treatment, it is essential for your child to undergo a comprehensive assessment. This assessment involves a thorough review of your child’s history, including the presenting symptoms and how those symptoms have affected their daily functioning. This step helps to gather important information that informs the comprehensive treatment plan we will work on together.

Step 3:

After the assessment process is complete, our team will promptly connect with you and your insurance provider to provide treatment recommendations and discuss the timeline for initiating services. We understand the importance of timely communication and will ensure that you are well-informed about the next steps in your treatment journey.

Who We Are

Lumiere Children’s Therapy is a full service, multidisciplinary pediatric therapy practice located in Chicago that serves the developmental needs of children from birth to 18 years of age.

Our team of clinicians are dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families. We recognize NEURODIVERSITY and customize our classes and programs around neuropsychological differences by providing Therapeutic Preschool, ABA Behavior Programs, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.

What Makes Us Unique?

All of our therapists are accredited and licensed in their field

We offer 1:1 child/therapist ratio promoting dedicated, individualized attention for your child

Easy and flexible scheduling – we make it work for you

We offer a complete suite of services across all disciplines, that can be provided in home, school, or clinic
Dedicated and passionate teams of specialists who communicate daily and work collaboratively
Our ABA therapy boasts a high level of supervision to ensure your child makes progress
We are well-versed in Sensory Integration Therapy and utilize the Sequential Oral Sensory approach
We offer a complimentary verification of insurance benefits
Our licensed and certified physical therapists specialize in Infant Physical Therapy
Our Therapeutic Preschool is one of the most sought after programs in Chicago
We are proud to offer TELETHERAPY services

Celebrating Over 10 Years Of Magic Moments!

Our children empower us to spark the light within, inspiring their potential to shine and their confidence to radiate. Each day is filled with small moments where you can make a connection with your child. Identifying these moments allows you to teach them while providing memorable interactions that will last a lifetime.

"My son’s progress since he first started has been tremendous!. His motor skills, physical skills and speaking skills are increasing everyday. We will work collectively as one to continue help his development together."

"My son has been doing fantastically! He has improved so much. My family and friends see such a big difference in his speech. He has started using full sentences and he also opens up a lot more to his peers. My husband and I feel so elated that he has improved so much, thank you Lumiere!."

"Lumiere brought our family PEACE and we will never forget that; we are forever grateful to everyone there who is a part of our son’s life."

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Unlocking potential and embracing differences! 🧠✨ Dive into our latest blog post where we explore the power of neurodiversity in children’s education. From fostering inclusive classrooms to celebrating unique strengths, we’re reshaping the future of learning. Link in bio! 📚💡 
 
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Early literacy is a fundamental part of a child’s development. We practice our early reading skills by bringing our books to life this month as we learn about the great outdoors! 🏕️ First we made our tent and now we have a campfire. Can you guess what happens next in our story??
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🏡💪 Let’s Empower Kids with Household Tasks! 🌟

Did you know that involving children in household tasks has incredible benefits for their development? It’s true! Here are some reasons why encouraging kids to help around the house is a win-win situation:

1️⃣ Responsibility and Independence: Assigning age-appropriate tasks to children helps foster a sense of responsibility. They learn the importance of contributing to the family and taking care of their surroundings. As they become more involved, their confidence and independence grow too!

2️⃣ Life Skills for the Future: By participating in household tasks, kids gain valuable life skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. Whether it’s doing laundry, washing dishes, or tidying up, they acquire essential skills for maintaining a home and become self-sufficient individuals.

3️⃣ Teamwork and Collaboration: When children help with household chores, they learn the value of teamwork and collaboration. Working together as a family strengthens bonds, teaches effective communication, and instills a sense of shared responsibility. Plus, it makes chores more enjoyable!

4️⃣ Building Confidence and Competence: Successfully completing household tasks boosts children’s confidence and self-esteem. As they see their contributions making a difference, they develop a sense of competence and pride in their abilities. It’s a great confidence booster!

So, let’s empower our kids by involving them in household tasks. Together, we can nurture responsible, independent, and capable individuals who contribute positively to their families and communities! 🌟💪

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🧩 Let’s Talk Puzzles and Child Development! 🌟

Did you know that puzzles offer more than just hours of entertainment? They also play a vital role in your child’s development! 🌈 Here are some incredible ways puzzles can benefit your little one:

* Cognitive Skills: Puzzles are fantastic for boosting cognitive abilities. As children piece together different shapes and colors, they enhance their problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and spatial awareness. It’s like a workout for their brain!

*Fine Motor Development: Those little hands get a workout too! Picking up puzzle pieces, manipulating them, and placing them in the right spot improves fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and finger dexterity. It’s like a mini gym for their fingers!

* Patience and Persistence: Completing a puzzle requires patience and perseverance. As children tackle challenging puzzles, they learn to stay focused, overcome obstacles, and celebrate their accomplishments. It’s a wonderful way to foster a growth mindset.

*Shape and Color Recognition: Puzzles are a fun way to introduce and reinforce shape and color recognition. Kids become familiar with different shapes, sizes, and hues, enhancing their visual perception and understanding of the world around them.

* Emotional Development: Puzzles can help boost confidence and self-esteem. As children successfully complete puzzles, they feel a sense of accomplishment and pride, building their belief in their abilities. It’s a confidence booster in a box!

* Relaxation and Focus: Puzzles offer a calming and immersive experience. They help children relax, unwind, and develop concentration skills. It’s a wonderful activity for quiet moments and promoting mindfulness.

So, the next time you see a puzzle, remember that it’s not just a game. It’s a powerful tool for your child’s growth and development! 🌟✨

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Are you looking to support your child’s development and enhance their daily activities? Our occupational therapy experts have gathered some valuable tips to help you make the most of your child’s potential. Check them out:

* Sensory Play for Sensational Skills: Encourage your child to engage in sensory play, such as exploring different textures, playing with sand or water, or experimenting with scented materials. These activities enhance sensory processing skills and promote cognitive and motor development.

* Fine Motor Fun: Boost your child’s fine motor skills with activities like coloring, drawing, cutting with child-safe scissors, playing with building blocks, or threading beads. These activities strengthen hand-eye coordination, finger dexterity, and precision.

 * Daily Routine Chart: Create a visual schedule or chart with pictures to help your child understand and follow daily routines. This can reduce anxiety, improve time management skills, and foster independence.

* Break It Down: When teaching new tasks, break them into smaller, manageable steps. This approach helps your child develop problem-solving skills, build confidence, and promotes successful task completion.

*  Calming Strategies: Teach your child calming techniques like deep breathing exercises, listening to soft music, or using a sensory corner with soothing textures or visual aids. These strategies can help regulate emotions and promote self-regulation.

Remember, every child is unique, and progress may vary. If you have concerns or questions, consult with a qualified occupational therapist for personalized guidance.

Let’s empower our children to reach their full potential through meaningful activities and play! Share these tips with other parents who might find them helpful. Together, we can make a positive difference in our children’s lives! 🌟

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Wondering how ABA therapy can help your child flex their social skills? Here are some of the top ways:

👉🏼Social Stories: Using social stories, we engage children in interactive narratives that teach important social skills, such as turn-taking, sharing, and understanding emotions. These stories provide valuable guidance and promote social understanding. 

👉🏼Role-Play and Modeling: Through role-play activities, we create opportunities for children to practice social interactions in a safe and supportive environment. By modeling appropriate behaviors and providing feedback, we help children develop effective communication and socialization skills. 

👉🏼Peer Engagement: Encouraging interactions with peers is crucial for social growth. We facilitate positive peer relationships by promoting shared interests, facilitating group activities, and teaching children how to initiate and maintain conversations. 

ABA therapy equips children with tools to identify and understand emotions, both in themselves and others. Through activities and exercises, we help children develop emotional regulation strategies, fostering empathy and successful social interactions.

We help kiddos learn all of this and more in our therapeutic preschool - learn more and apply to our fall program via the link in our profile!
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Empowering children on the autism spectrum to embrace independence in their daily activities is a journey filled with progress and triumphs!  Here are some valuable tips and strategies to support your child’s growth.⁣

Create a Structured Routine: Establishing a predictable schedule can provide a sense of security and help children with autism navigate their day with confidence. Consistency and visual schedules can be powerful tools in promoting independence. 
 Break Tasks Down: Complex tasks can be overwhelming, so breaking them into smaller, manageable steps is key. This approach allows children to focus on one step at a time, building their skills gradually. 
 Utilize Visual Supports: Visual cues and prompts offer clarity and enhance understanding. Visual schedules, checklists, and visual reminders can guide children through daily activities, encouraging independence and reducing anxiety. 
Incorporate Sensory Strategies: Sensory integration techniques can help children with autism engage and regulate their senses. Consider using sensory tools, such as fidget toys or weighted blankets, to create a calm and focused environment for better participation. 
Celebrate Progress: Recognize and celebrate every milestone, no matter how small. Encouragement and positive reinforcement are powerful motivators that build confidence and self-esteem. ⁣

Join us on this remarkable journey toward independence! Contact us today to learn more about how occupational therapy can empower your child with autism in daily activities.
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