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Autism Language Center
Craig Martin
361 S. Frontage Road, Suites 129-131
Burr Ridge IL, 60527-5853
(888) 288-7667 or (847) 910-0013
DuPage County
The Language Builder program provides individual and group therapy using the DIR approach. Individual therapy welcomes parents, siblings and other highly preferred communication partners to participate in sessions to learn effective strategies to be used in the home and community. All sessions take place at the center which is created to reflect the rooms in a home (e.g. family room, den, kitchen, activity room, and playground) creating the most natural environment while maintaining the structure of a clinical setting. The Language Builder program also includes a one-hour session using structured teaching techniques to focus on teaching foundamental language skills. It is best utilized by attending three sessions per week. Multiple sessions may be scheduled on the same day, but not recommended.
Scheduling available: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ages: 2 and up.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: $125 (hourly rate).
No wait list.

Cawn/Krantz & Associates, Ltd.
Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP/L
650 Academy Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 480-8890
Cook County
Provides an initial 90-minute diagnostic session. The therapist observes the parent and child's interactions together. The goal of this session is to develop a relationship between the parents and the therapist and to provide the family with Floortime strategies to work on at home. Feedback to the parents may include recommendations for continued Floortime therapy. Floortime intensive and parent coaching also available.
Ages: birth to 14 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC
Allison Lobel, PsyD, P.L.A.Y Project® consultant
16W241 S. Frontage Road, Suite 35
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone: (630) 468-2342
DuPage County
Provides individual psychotherapy utilizing a DIR model.
Ages: 2 and up.
Limited private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC
Jessica K. Paganis, MSW, LSW, P.L.A.Y Project home consultant
16W241 South Frontage Road, Suites 35 & 36
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 468-2341
DuPage County
The Center for Hope & Healing is committed to providing therapeutic interventions that optimize the social, emotional, developmental and behavioral needs of children and families affected by autism and related disorders. Treatment sessions focus on intense acquisition of functional developmental levels using developmental therapy/DIR/Floortime. Business hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays to be determined by parent and therapist.
Ages: birth to 14 years.
Limited private insurance accepted.
Cost: varies by service.
No wait list.

Linda Cervenka & Associates
Linda Cervenka, SLT, CCC/SLP
255 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2505
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 473-2576
DuPage County
Provides speech and language assessments, individual therapeutic sessions and clinic/home/school consultations using DIR/floortime model.
Ages: birth to 16 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Possible wait list.

Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C.
Michael J. Frey, PhD
Kelly Grandt-Dudle, PsyD
John P. Frampton, PsyD
Jennifer M. Stein, PhD
Carrie Gottainer, PsyD
3233 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 208
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 632-0334
Cook County
Provides individual therapy utilizing a DIR model.
Ages: 3-18.
Limited private insurance accepted.
Cost: $150 per session.
No wait list.

LEEP Forward Developmental Center
Lorell Marin, MST, DT, Founder
2320 N. Damen Ave., Suite 2F
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 255-8155
Cook County
DIR/Floortime-based clinic for children with autism, Asperger's and SPD.
Ages: 6-8.
No wait list.

Stepping Stones Pediatric Therapy
Shilpa Sharma
6320 W. 159th St., Suite F
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 466-3347
Cook County
Provides individual therapeutic sessions using DIR approach.
Ages: 3-13.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

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

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Autism is a complex disorder. Our Web site provides information and resources for families with a child with autism. If you feel your child is experiencing behavior and/or symptoms that may be associated with autistic spectrum disorders, please contact your pediatrician or a licensed physician. A comprehensive evaluation may be needed from a psychologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, speech therapist and other professionals.

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