As one of the best speech therapy clinics in Chicago, we know that communication with your child is vital. We work on helping your child improve their speech and language development to create meaningful relationships.
Communication is part of our everyday lives and is essential for human interaction and connection. From communication to feeding, our speech therapists work with children to create a connection and problem-solve along the way. Through play and fun activities, our therapists address difficulties with:
· Receptive and expressive language
· Motor planning and sequencing (apraxia)
· Executive Functioning
· Reading and reading comprehension
Our therapists are trained in the Hanen Programs including, More Than Words, Learning Language and Loving It, and It Takes Two to Talk. The Hanen Programs are research-based and encourage learning in the context of everyday activities.
We are proud to offer reading groups that utilize the Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading. The Orton-Gillingham program is known for being a multi-sensory, structured, sequential, and cumulative approach to teach children to read while gaining understanding of the English language.
We have both occupational and speech therapists trained that are trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding. This approach focuses on increasing a child’s comfort level by exploring and learning all about their food. It encourages children to interact with food in a playful and non-stressful way.
Finally, our therapists also help with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) forms such as sign language, picture support, and utilizing high-tech communication devices to help your child communicate effectively. Please click here to find out more about AAC.