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Speech and Language

Achieve Beyond Pediatric Therapy
857 D Center Court
Shorewood, IL 60404
(815) 730-1818
email: infoillinois@achievebeyondusa.com
Will County
Services allow children to communicate more effectively and eat better. These activities may include talking, interacting socially, speaking more clearly or eating safely. New location open at 1221 Farmington Lakes, Oswego, IL 60543.
Ages: birth to 19 years.
Private insurance accepted (in network with BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna). Soon to be credentialed for All-Kids (public insurance).
No wait list.

Arlington Pediatric Therapy Management Services, Ltd.
Krista Stewart, ext. 120
3105 N. Wilke Road, Suite H
Arlington Heights, IL 60004-1450
(847) 255-8690
Cook County
Provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment for oral motor/apraxia, feeding difficulties, auditory processing, stuttering, receptive and expressive language deficits, articulation and phonological deficits, etc.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private and limited public insurance accepted.
Possible wait list for after school hours.

Aspire Children's Services
Eamon Shannon Center

Contact: Kathy Ruffulo
1815 S. Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 236-0979
Cook County
email: kruffulo@aspireofillinois.org
Provides pediatric assessment and speech and language therapy, SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) feeding therapy, and augmentative communication evaluations and support.
Ages: birth to 14 years.
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Mary Barry and Associates, LLC
Mary Barry
15 Spinning Wheel Road, Suite 117
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 654-8888
DuPage County
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Provides speech and language evaluations and therapy.
Private insurance accepted.
Possible wait list.

Belle Center of Chicago
Susan Karr, program director
1754 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-7868
Cook County
email: susan@bellecenter-chicago.org
Provides assessment and speech and language therapy. A weekly visit from a speech therapist to a classroom to help work on language and communication skills. Therapists work with children in the context of the classroom during natural routines and in the company of the child's peers. Therapist available for travel (schools, homes, community programs, summer day camps, etc.).
Ages: 3-16.
Private and public insurance accepted.
Cost: call for fee schedule.
1-2 month wait list.

Berard Auditory Integration Training
Terrie Silverman, MS
524 E. Jefferson St.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 569-7828
Waukesha County
email: terries@execpc.com
Berard AIT is a noninvasive educational and therapeutic technique which helps children and adolescents hear all frequencies more evenly, improve auditory processing and decrease hyper- or hyposensitivity to specific environmental or speech sounds. Parent training offered in Chicago area. Next training in March (Lombard, Ill.); June (location not yet determined).
Ages: 3-18.
Insurance not accepted, will accept ACCES$.
Cost: $1,000-$1,600.
No wait list.

Caryn Sachs Burstein and Associates
Pediatric Speech and Language Pathology Services
Caryn Burstein, MS, CCC-SLP
Julie Kahn, MA, CCC-SLP
Yogita Chaddha, MS, CCC-SLP
480 Elm Place, Suite 105 B
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 681-0251
Lake County
Provides assessment and speech and language therapy. Therapeutic Listening certified.
Ages: 1-13.
Out-of-network provider.
Cost: $120 (45-minute session).
Cost: $155 (1 hour session).
No wait list.

By Your Side
Autism Language Center
Craig Martin or Matthew Croke
16W361 S. Frontage Road, Suite 131
Burr Ridge, IL 60527-5853
(630) 590-5571
DuPage County
Provides individual and group speech therapy. Offers four programming options to address the varying needs of the autism spectrum (intensive therapy programlanguage builder programaugmentative communication program and social circles program). Frequency and intensity of the program is unique to each individual and determined by the therapy team which includes the family as an important member of that team. Clients must commit to a minimum of three months. Taking applications and conducting free programming evaluations presently. 
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ages: 2 and up.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: $125 (hourly rate for speech and language therapy).
$185 (hourly rate for intensive behavior therapy).
$225 (per evaluation).
No wait list.

Cawn/Krantz & Associates, Ltd.
Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP/L
650 Academy Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 480-8890
Cook County
email: sherrislp@cawn-krantz.com
Provides consultation, evaluation, and speech and language treatment services to help children and families affected by developmental challenges. Speech and language treatment programs include: Kaufman Apraxia, Lindamood Bell, Listening, PROMPT (PROMPT for Restructuring Oral-Muscular Targets) and Beckman Oral-Motor Protocol.
Ages: birth to 14 years.
Cost: $475 (complete diagnostic evaluation).
Cost: $135-$170 (50 minute session).
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Center for Speech and Language Disorders
Phyllis Kupperman, PhD
606 N. Michigan St.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 530-8551
DuPage County
email: info@csld.org

Second location:
430 W. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 335-0453
Cook County
Provides assessment and speech and language therapy and social language groups from pre-school to teen years.
Cost: call for fee schedule at (630) 530-8551.
Public insurance accepted with some limitations.
Financial assistance may be available.
1-month wait list.

Linda Cervenka & Associates
Linda Cervenka, SLT, CCC/SLP
255 Enterprise, 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.

Charlie's Gift
Diana de León, Clinic Manager
1048 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 130
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 810-1200
DuPage County
email: ddeleon@charliesgift.org
Provides assessment and speech and language therapy.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

The Chicago Children's Clinic, LLC
Robert Daniels, PhD
1333 N. Kingsbury, Suite 100
778 Frontage Road, Suite 123
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 587-1742
Cook County
email: rdaniels@chicagochildrensclinic.com
Provides speech and language evaluations and therapy.
Ages: 6 months to 18 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $260 (hourly rate at PhD level).
Cost: $50-$260 (hourly rate at MA level). 
Four week wait list.

Chicago Speech Therapy
Karen George, MS, CCC-SLP
1422 W. Willow, Suite 101
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 399-0370
Cook County
email: quinnniego@gmail.com
Provides home-based pediatric speech therapy services in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Free, no obligation, in- home speech screening provided by expert therapist. Chicago Speech Therapy is proficient in the DIR/floortime approach and provides therapy for the following disorders: articulation, early speech and language, apraxia, stuttering, language processing and more.
Ages: 1-12.
BCBS provider and private pay.
No wait list.

Communication Clubhouse
Cynthia Terrazas, Executive Director
2901 Finley Road, Suite 102
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 495-6800, fax (630) 495-8200
DuPage County
or
4958 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 205-8505, fax (773) 205-8550
Cook County
Provides speech and language evaluations and therapy.
Ages: 18 months to 18 years.
Insurance accepted: BCBS PPO Provider, Private Insurances (PPOs), Private Pay, and discounted rates for All Kids only clients.

"Communication Is The Key"
LaChone Pitchford, MA/CCC-SLP
2109 E. 87th Street
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 517-7669
Cook County
email: letmetalk2@yahoo.com
Speech and language assessments and corresponding therapy is provided. Goals developed with support from family to help develop the whole person. Therapy to address articulation, receptive and expressive language skills, social language, language processing, fluency, dysarthria and apraxia.
Ages: 2 years through geriatric.
Insurance: some private and limited public insurance accepted.
Wait list varies.

Communication Therapy Services
Jennifer Nix
55 Ascot Lane
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 499-9169
Kane County
email: jennifer@communicationtherapyservices.com
Provides individual speech and language evaluations and therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders. Each treatment session includes direct one-to-one intervention and collaboration with caregivers to maximize generalization of learned skills.
Ages: 2-18.
Private insurance accepted; preferred provider for BCBS only.
Possible wait list.

Community Therapy Services, PC
Carol Hrodey, MS, OTR/L, clinic director
40W310 LaFox Road, Suite 1AB
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 444-0077
Kane County
email: info@ctspediatrics.com or cdcts@ctspediatrics.com
Provides speech and language assessment and therapy.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private and limited public insurance accepted; Blue Cross Blue Shield network provider.
Possible wait list for after school hours.

Comprehensive Speech and Pathology
Mary Lane, MS, CCC-SLT
140 Greenbriar East Drive
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 945-8977
Cook County
email: comprespla@comcast.net
Provides diagnostic evaluations and treatment of speech and language disorders for children who demonstrate developmental delay, auditory processing and receptive and expressive language disorders.
Ages: 18 months to 14 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $120 (hourly rate).
No wait list.

Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center
Pediatric Rehabilitation Physician Clinic
Sally Wilson-Gamble
9649 W. 55th St.
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 352-3580, ext. 437
Cook County
Outpatient clinic for children with a wide array of disabilities and delays. Clinic provides speech and language evaluations and therapy.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Imagine Pediatric Therapy
Lauren Headley, SLP/L
Melanie Pensak, SLP/L
606 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 588-5050
Cook County
Provides diagnostic evaluations and treatment of speech and language disorders for children who demonstrate developmental delay, auditory processing and receptive and expressive language disorders.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Integrated Pediatric Interventions
Jewish Child and Family Services
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 412-4379
Cook County
Provides assessment and speech and language therapy in the clinic, home, or community.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Kids Can Do, Inc.
Erica VonBehren
19100 S. Crescent Drive, Suite 101
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 478-5400
Will County
email: info@kidscando.org
Provides individualized speech treatment in addition to the following programs: Co-treatment, social skills groups, Fast For Word and Therapeutic Listening. Specialized areas including feeding (such as the S.O.S Approach to Feeding), oral-motor treatment (such as Beckman, PROMPT), and autism (such as PECS).
Ages: birth and up.
Private insurance accepted and DSCC.
Cost: $174 (hourly rate).
Wait list for after school hours.

KMK Consulting, Inc.
Kathryn Kunkel, MS, CCC-SLT, BCBA
3290 Julie Lane
Montgomery, IL 60538
(773) 677-4925
Kane County
email: akkunkel@hotmail.com
Provide/develop home-based ABA/VB programs that promote communication development for children on the autsim spectrum. Serving the following counties: DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Grundy. Extra travel expense for other counties, see cost.
Ages: birth and up.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: contact Ms. Kunkel for rates.
No wait list.

La Rabida Children's Hospital
Pam Northrop
East 65th St. at Lake Michigan
Chicago, IL 60649
(773) 256-5957
Cook County
Provides speech and language assessment and therapy.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Three month wait list. Prescription from referring doctor needed to make appointment.

Lina Lendraitis
720 Lake St., Suite 201
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 466-2211
Cook County
email: slp.lina@gmail.com
Provides speech and language assessment and therapy.
Ages: 4 and up.
Private insurance accepted.
Possible wait list.

Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.
Dinah Kotthoff
1001 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 151
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 305-4196
Serving Counties: DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will and Cook.
email: pboheme@lilfriends.com
Provides speech and therapy evaluations. Pychologist will meet with family to review and explain recommendations, treatment strategies and discuss available resouces. The evaluations are done in cooperation with the public school.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Possible wait list.

New occupational therapy hours, including speech weekend hours
Current occupational therapy openings: Thursdays at
5:15 and 6:15 p.m.
Current speech therapy openings: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.,
Thursdays 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m.

Current speech therapy openings for children ages 10 and up, who are verbal: Wednesdays and Thursdays after 3:30 p.m.

Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, Inc.
Director Becky Payne, MATCCC/SLP/HPCS
2523 14 ¾ Avenue
Rice Lake, WI 54868
(715) 859 6670
Barron County
Ages: birth to geriatric
Assessment and treatment for patients that have expressive and receptive language delays, including finding alternative forms of communication for those that have limited verbal expression, feeding and swallowing impairments, social skill deficits and pragmatic difficulties, as well as memory and cognitive delays. Animal assisted therapy and horticulture therapy are incorporated into skilled medical therapy to provide functional and motivational response to the medical treatment plan.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Dawn Norris, MA, CCC-SLP-L
13246 S. Route 59, Suite 100
Plainfield, IL 60586
(630) 476-3028
Will County
email: slpdawn@sbcglobal.net
Provides speech and language therapy for a diverse group of children to promote communication skills across settings. Implement a variety of strategies and intervention techniques that allow a child to develop all aspects of their communication.
Ages: birth to 9 years.
Private and public insurance accepted.
Three-month wait list.

Oak Leyden Developmental Services
Chandra Dean
411 Chicago Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 524-1050, ext. 132
Cook County
Provides speech and language therapy.
Ages: 3-6.
Private insurance accepted. Limited number of public insurance accepted.
Current wait list. Call for more information.

Oak Tree Developmental Center
Mary Crum-Lee, MA, CCC-SLP
1640 N. Wells Ave., #103
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 642-4300
Cook County
Provides speech and language evaluations, treatment and small groups. Groups include Preschool Sensory and Language Group, Preschool Articulation Group, and Language Group. See Oak Tree's website for additional information on each group.    
Ages: birth to 12 years.
Private and public insurance accepted.
3-week wait list.

Oto Ling
Willard Hooks, PhD, CCC-A/SLP
1020 E. Ogden Ave., Suite 212
Naperville, IL 60563-8609
(630) 305-8288
DuPage County
email: otoling@mac.com
Provides auditory and speech-language services. See a complete list of services.
Ages: 3 and up.
Accepts Blue Cross-Blue Shield only.
Wait list, limited availability.

Pediatric Developmental Center
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

3040 N. Wilton, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 296-7682 (Sara Baillie)
Cook County
Provides speech and language therapy.
Private and public insurance accepted.
6-month wait list.

Play and Say Therapy
Kathleen Durkin, MS, CCC-SLP
6650 N. Northwest Highway, Suite 208
Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 775-6651
Cook County
email: playandsaytherapy@gmail.com
Provides speech and language assessment and therapy. Assessment and therapy provided in a functional play based environment. Utilizes a mix of multi-sensory and traditional speech and language skills.
Ages: 2-16 years
Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO as well as provide a superbill hourly rate: $115 (for 1 hour treatment session); $315 for evaluations.
No wait list.
 

Potanos and Associates
Jenny Potanos, MA, CCC/SLP-L
1N031 Coventry Drive
Wheaton, IL 60188
(630) 510-8021
DuPage County
email: jpotanos@speakeasy.net
Provides individual communication therapy; social play groups with typical peers participating; direct support and consultation on any number of topics related to autism including communication, behavior, self-help skills (e.g. eating, sleeping, toileting, etc.), and community-based training. Therapy sessions include a behavior specialist or an in-home support specialist that accompanies Ms. Patanos.
Ages: birth and up.
Insurance not accepted. However, many clients do receive reimbursement from their insurance companies. Patanos will provide paperwork needed upon insurance companies' request.
Cost: $70 (hourly rate).
Wait list varies.

Julie Prato, MA, BCC-SLP
Home or community based assessments.
(630) 270-7322
Serving Counties: Cook and DuPage
Provides assessment and speech and language therapy.
Ages: 3-18.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $750 (speech and language assessment).
Cost: $125 (hourly rate for therapy).
Current wait list for after school hours.

Michele Ricamato, MA, CCC-SLP
200 Easy St., Unit H
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 939-2570
DuPage County
Provides assessment and speech and language therapy using Floortime approach.
Ages: birth to 12 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Wait list varies.

Anna Rooney Speech Therapy
Anna Rooney, MHS, SLP-CCC/L
(773) 680-6264
Provides home-based speech and language therapy to children in Chicago who have a variety of communication needs. Anna Rooney emphasizes social-emotional development. She is Hanen-certified and an Illinois early intervention specialist. She uses components of Marcia Garcia Winner's Social Thinking curriculum and the SCERTS model.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Cost: accepts Illinois Early Intervention. Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and private payments.
Occasional wait list. Call to inquire.

Rush Neurobehavioral Center
4711 W. Golf Road, Suite 1100
Skokie, IL 60676
(847) 933-9339
Cook County
email: info@rnbc.org
Provides assessment and speech and language therapy.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $125 (assessment).
Cost: $150 (50-minunte therapy session).
No wait list.

Rush University Medical Center
Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
1750 W. Harrison St., Suite 203
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-5332
Cook County
Provides assessment and speech and language therapy.
Ages: 18 months to 12 years.
Private and public insurance accepted.
Wait list varies.

Social Butterfly, Inc.
Alexandria Laris Zachos, MS, CCC-SLP/L
Darien, IL
(708) 533-1543
DuPage County
email: alexandria.zachos@gmail.com
Provides home-based speech and language assessement and therapy.
Ages: 3 and up.
Some insurance accepted.
Cost: please call for fee schedule.
Evening and weekend hours available.

Speech Tree
2423 Glenwood Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 725-9992
Will County
email: infor@speech-tree.org
Provides evaluation and intervention services for speech and language delays and disorders. Free screening.
Ages: birth to school age.
Cost:
No wait list.

Sweeney, Augustin and Associates
Maureen Sweeney, PhD, CCC-SLP
5225 Old Orchard Road, Suite 44
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 583-9492
Cook County
email: msweeney.saa@comcast.net
Provides assessment and speech and language therapy.
Insurance not accepted.
No wait list.

Vital Rehabilitation
5820 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 685-8482
Cook County
email: contact@vitalrehabilitation.com
Provides speech and language evaluations and therapy in the clinic, home or community. Free speech screenings.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

WEE Speech, PC
Julie Levin, speech pathologist
8833 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 329-8226
Cook County
email: office@weespeech.com
Provides assessment and speech and language therapy. Available services include: articulation therapy, oral motor/feeding treatment, language therapy and augmentative communication
Ages: Birth -18.
BCBS provider. Early intervention program.
No wait list.