Pediatric Chicago IL

Speech-Language Pathology
Anne D. Cook, M.A., CCC-SLP
Mary Mangano Stefely, M.A., CCC-SLP

The goal of speech and language treatment is to maximize the child’s potential for functional communication within family, social, and school environments. The children we treat have difficulties with language comprehension, language expression, the interactive component of language, articulation, and oral-motor function and/or feeding.

Our speech-language pathologists have expertise in the areas of infant communication, early childhood and school-aged language development, auditory processing, and articulation disorders. We have experience working with Down syndrome, sign language, augmentative communication systems, and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). We actively involve parents in our treatment sessions.

Clinical Psychology
Barbara A. Silbert, Psy.D

Psychological services include evaluation, therapy, and consultation services for children and families. Psychological, psycho-educational, and developmental evaluations assess cognitive, social-emotional, and educational areas. We also offer therapy for children with various developmental, learning, behavior and/or emotional problems as well as parent support/counseling and school observations and consultation.

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Physical Therapy
Nancy A. Hollander, P.T.
Audrey Bunting Ostroff, P.T.

The purpose of physical therapy is to help children to achieve the gross motor skills of rolling, sitting, creeping, standing, and walking. The emphasis of therapy typically includes strengthening of muscles, increasing joint mobility, and improving posture, coordination, balance responses, and function.

 

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy provides evaluation and intervention for children with difficulties in fine motor coordination, sensory integration, self-help skills, perceptual-cognitive development, and other activities to challenge the child to respond appropriately to sensory input, focus attention on structured tasks, and increase developmental and self-help skills.

Experience includes fabrication of splints and adapting equipment to meet the child’s special needs and improve function. Parents are closely involved so that treatment ideas can be integrated in the child’s play and daily routine.