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Autism Developmental Therapy

Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD
P.O. Box 544
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-1251
Cook County
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 and 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.

Lumiere Children’s Therapy
811 W. Evergreen, Suite 404
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 242-1665
Cook County
Provides home-based therapy through early intervention. Therapists use play activities where the focus is on gross and fine motor skills, language, communication, cognitive skills, and self-help skills. They help the child become comfortable in their natural environment.
Ages: birth to 3 years.
Private insurance accepted (BCBS).
No wait list.

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.

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