Outside of SPT! Emphasis on Teaching
Suburban Pediatric Therapies provides clinical education and training to future speech- language pathologists, speech-language pathology assistants, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Our students come to us from outstanding community colleges and comprehensive universities such as Northern Illinois University, Carroll University, College of Dupage, Rush University, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Concordia University Wisconsin. Through our extensive experience with teaching students, we have seen that clinical training creates a dynamic team approach where the supervisor and student collaborate on how to best treat the child. Our talented students often provide us with a fresh and innovative perspective which stimulates creativity and problem solving and bolsters our therapeutic services.

Case Reviews
As part of our commitment to .treating kids right. with excellence, our therapists regularly meet and collaborate with each other regarding patient care. Thoughtful discourse and new ideas are the usual outcomes generated by these meetings, which means children who come to us for treatment are ultimately served by an integrated team approach.

NADS Retreat 2014 Links and Resources for Special Needs

Autism Training/Support/ABA

www.icpn Illinois Crisis Prevention Network, work with individuals with severe behaviors and are struggling to maintain in their current home or placement.

www.littlefriendsinc.org Little Friends Center for Autism located in Naperville

www.easterseals.com Easter Seals offers programs, training and equipment for families

www.AutismHomeSupport.com Support in Midwest states (847)564-0822

www.practicalapproaches.net Nicole Melquist, Behaviorist (630)791-9957

www.reachaba.com Reach ABA (773)609-4076

www.the-association.org Association for Individual Development (630)966-4000

www.theautismprogram.org Autism resources

www.turningpointeschool.org Private school and autism programs


Advocacy and Legal Support

www.farley1.com Robert Farley, Special Needs Attorney/Guardianship (630)369-0103

www.rubinlaw.com Rubin Law, Special Needs attorney has a son with autism (847)279-7999

www.monohanlawllc.com Special Needs Trusts (Joe Monohan)/ School Advocacy (Matt Cohen)

www.woodfamilylaw.com Jennifer Wood in Plainfield (815)704-3500

benefithelp@aol.com Family Benefit Solutions, Sheri Schneider

croselaw@gmail.com Law Offices of Rose & Malone in Sycamore (815)756-2000

www.TEPLG.com The Estate Planning Group in Wheaton (630)871-8778

www.SpecialNeedsFreedomGuide.com Free Estate Planning Guide

www.LifesPlanInc.org Estate planning

www.specialneedsadvocacy.wordpress.com Advocacy for parents

www.specialedadvocacy.org Advocacy site for parents and teachers


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Doctors/Specialists/Dentists

www.advocatehealth.com Adult Down Syndrome Clinic in Park Ridge (847)318-2303

www.wellspringforchange.com Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry (630)541-8930

www.alltherapist.com/dr-lance-reinke.html Dr. Lance David Reinke, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Psychologist in Winfield

http://doctors.rush.edu/directory/profile.asp Dr. Thomas Owley, Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist and Dr. Berry Kravitz, Neurologist

www.luriechildrens.org/dentistry.org. Special needs dentistry 1-800-543-7362

www.abcdds.com Dr. Nina Cordell in Schaumburg, 847-882-3360

www.justforkidsnaperville.com Dr. Tom Donohue, Pediatric Dentistry (630)961-0996

Dr. Henry (Dentist) and Dr. Susan Lyons (ENT) no contact information available


Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapists and Clinics

www.sptherapies.com in Aurora/Naperville (630)236-7000


Recreation, Leisure, Retail

www.nps.gov National Park Services free camping tent and tools for first time campers

www.discovernac.org National Abilities Camp in Park City, Utah

www.fvsra.org Fox Valley Special Recreation Association-day camps, swim lessons, bike camp

www.wdsra.com Western Dupage Special Recreation Association-camps, lessons, social groups

www.thebikerack.com Special needs bikes and bike modifications in St. Charles

www.joniandfriends.org Parent/child camp in Michigan

www.readysetride.org in Plainfield equine therapy

www.equinedreams.org Equine therapy in Sandwich

www.ray-graham.org/hansoncenteractivities Equine therapy in Burr Ridge

www.gigiplayhouse.org Down syndrome Awareness Centers

At Suburban Pediatric Therapies, we periodically offer free parent and community workshops for providing information and resources related to children’s development in the areas of speech-language, fine motor skills, feeding skills, sensory integration and gross-motor skills. Specific diagnoses are also highlighted. Please see our “News & Events” page for more information and workshop descriptions!

Our therapists view children’s therapy sessions as diagnostic opportunities as they continuously strive to provide the most effective treatments. At times, a child may be referred to a physician or other specialist to assist with a more comprehensive diagnosis and/or additional treatment.

Parents may also browse through our clinic Referral Binder or check out our list of referral sources on our website for locating physicians, other healthcare providers, support groups, daycare centers, and fun things to do and places to go with your child!
Special Needs Law


Informative Speech Related Websites

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www.icanshine.org Loose the Training Wheels bike camp

www.diveheart.org Scuba and Snorkeling for persons with disabilities

www.bigbeadjewelry.com Special needs micro-enterprise

www.specialsparkle.com Jewelry micro-enterprise run by a young adult with Down syndrome

www.downsdesigns.com Specialty clothing and jeans that fit

www.hammertravel.org Travel opportunities for special needs


Support Groups and Online Sites

www.nickspecialneeds.wordpress.com Blog/resouces-Down syndrome with a Slice of Autism

www.rush.edu/autism A comprehensive list of resources in Chicagoland area***Great site!

www.parentcenterhub.org Extensive information and help with links your state/local agencies

www.behavioradvisor.com/FBA Behavior support site

www.myautismteam.com Network site for parents

http://www.ndsccenter.org National Down Syndrome Congress

http://www.ndss.org National Down Syndrome Society

www.bridges4kids.org Great Resources for special needs families.

www.mayer-johnson.com Boardmaker software

www.teeach.com Information on TEEACH materials

www.bridges4kids.org IEP Goal helpful ideas

www.noahsdad.com Enjoyable site highlighting Down syndrome


Toileting and Personal Self-Care

www.especialneeds.co/diapers-pads-incontinence-swim-diapers.html

www.Theraquatics.com Swim diapers for child and adults

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www.incont.org Diapers, swim diapers and related products

www.wetstop.com Bed wetting alarms


Tech Support, Evaluations, Programs and Equipment

www.easterseals.org Assistive tech evaluations and training 630-620-4433

www.ladseitch.pbworks.com Assistive tech evaluations and training

www.ahs.uic.edu/cl/atu/referrals/ Assistive tech evaluations (free)

www.mydynavox.com Free 30 day trial app available ($29 monthly thereafter)

www.silver-kite.com/touchChat Communication application for iPod/iPad technology

www.assistiveware.com/product/proloquo2go Augmentative and Alternative Communication

mike_cole@useyourwordsspeech.com Mike Cole, Augmenative Communication Specialist/Speech-Language Pathologist. In-home services, (630) 296-7377


Safety and Wandering Prevention

www.awaare.org . Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response Education has a comprehensive list of tips, materials and tools.

www.medicalert.org Medical ID bracelets

www.projectlifesaver.org Tracking system located in various cities

www.caretrak.com GPS Tracking bracelets connected to participating police departments

www.safetynetbylojack.com GPS tracking device for wrist or ankles

www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?...39 Illinois Premise Alert 430ILCS132(PA-96-0788) now required in all Illinois police departments. Contact Dwayne English, Joliet PD for more information at 815-341-9025

“Our son has been attending Suburban Pediatric Therapies for 9 ½ years now. We couldn’t ask for a better place for him to be. The therapists are extremely knowledgeable, patient and very helpful. They show such compassion and understanding of our plight and we don’t know where we would be without them. They have become a big part of our family.” J.N.