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Achieve Beyond Pediatric Therapy
857 D Center Court
Shorewood, IL 60404
(815) 730-1818
Will County
The developmental play groups are led by a developmental therapist and focus on the children's overall development including behavior, communication, socialization, motor skills and pre-academics/cognition. New location opening in May 2011 at 1221 Farmington Lakes, Oswego, IL 60543.
Ages: birth to 19 years.
Accepts private insurance (in network with BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna). Soon to be credentialed for All-Kids (public insurance).
No wait list.

Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD
P.O. Box 544
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-1251
Cook County
Dr. Beckman provides developmental assessments with abled and disabled individuals and conducts in-depth evaluations for many disabilities, including low incidence and multiple handicaps.
Ages: birth and up.
No wait list.

Cawn/Krantz & Associates, Ltd.
Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP/L
650 Academy Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 480-8890
Cook County
DT focuses on integrating conceptual, motor, language, and social-emotional skills. DT is play-based and child-directed, delivered in a natural and functional setting by trained developmental therapists. Each DT has a degree in early childhood education and specialized knowledge in conceptual, motor, language, and social-emotional development.
Ages: birth to 14 years.
Cost: $85 (60 minute session). Home or clinic-based.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC
Allison Lobel, PsyD
16W241 S. Frontage Road, Suite 35
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone: (630) 468-2342
DuPage County
Licensed P.L.A.Y Project consultant based on the D.I.R./Floortime theory originated by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, MD. Treatment sessions are individually designed around the developmental needs of each child and focus on intense acquisition of functional developmental needs.
Ages: 2 and up.
Limited private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Chicago P.L.A.Y. Project
Tamara Kaldor, MS, developmental therapist & advocate
2128 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 426-6290
Serving: Cook County and North Shore suburbs.
Provides facility and home-based therapy, school, and community programs. Treatment sessions focus on acquisition of functional developmental levels using developmental therapy/DIR/Floortime. In classrooms, they provide 1:1 therapy, inclusion support, teacher training, aide training, education support, and facilitated play support. In clinic, they provide1:1 therapy, parent coaching, and facilitated playdates and peer groups.  
Ages: birth to 13 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: varies by service. Sliding scale is available.
No wait list.

Learning through Play Center for Child Development
Elizabeth Benney MA DT CIMI
633 W Addison
Chicago, IL 60613
(312) 458-9865
Cook County
Provides global developmental evaluations and individual therapy, home-based or center-based. Developmental Therapists focus on a global approach to child development, addressing cognitive, sensory, motor, language, and social-emotional domains and integrating therapy approach to individual child’s needs and strengths. Early Intervention credentialed providers.
Ages: birth to 5 years
Cost: Varies; call for more information
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list. Currently accepting new families.

Oak Leyden Developmental Services
Chandra Dean
411 Chicago Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 524-1050, ext. 132
Cook County
Provides developmental assessments.
Ages: birth to 6 years.
Private insurance accepted. Limited number of public insurance accepted.
Current wait list. Call for more information

Transitions Developmental Therapy, PC
Bianca D. Rodriguez, DT
225 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2505
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 296-5990
DuPage County
Provides developmental assessments (home or clinic-based).
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

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