Family Intensive Therapy (FIT)

Downers Grove, IL

At Milestones, we encourage any family struggling with their child in a specific daily routine to consider family intensive therapy (FIT). Whether the goal is emotional regulation, speech production, or a specific functional task, FIT targets a single outcome with high-frequency therapy sessions combined with parent involvement and extensive homework.

Our Approach

The FIT program is intense. Your child’s therapist will create a specific plan to address or correct a functional challenge your child is experiencing through frequent, single-disciplined therapy. Usually, this is three to four sessions per week, over six to eight weeks, for a total of 30 treatment sessions. Homework is crucial to a positive outcome. Because the program is intense, dramatic behavioral change can occur in a shorter period of time.

Who Is a Candidate?

Family intensive therapy works very well for children with sensory, motor, behavioral, and functional challenges. Because there are more frequent opportunities for success, the child can more rapidly experience an increase in confidence and self-esteem. FIT may also be a better use of time and financial resources to shorten overall therapy.

To learn more about Milestones’ family intensive therapy, contact us today.

From a Parent

Since my daughter was an infant, she would really struggle to get through each day. It has been a challenge for both her and our family. Between having trouble with transitioning, sleeping, coping with touch and delayed motor planning among many other things, she would become very frustrated and angry. She would have anger rages that could last over an hour, sometimes a few a day. We just completed an occupational therapy FIT program at Milestones…We have seen a dramatic decrease in the amount and length of her meltdowns. Her sleep is more consistent, her motor planning has improved greatly, among many other positive changes. We are working on using the tools Milestones gave us to help her become more regulated and able to enjoy the world around her. I would recommend Milestones and their intensive therapy program to anyone who has a child that is struggling; it can truly change their life.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps children develop the skills to be successful at play, activities of daily living, and learning experiences. Learn More

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps children gain critical skills related to independent mobility and gross motor functioning. Learn More

Speech/Language Therapy

Speech/language therapy helps children develop the skills to effectively interact and communicate with those around them. Learn More

Social Work Services

Family support and counseling are a great resource to strengthen families and children. Learn More

Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback therapy addresses a variety of symptoms and disorders to establish more efficient patterns of activity. Learn More

Social Skills Groups

Social Skills Groups help children build relationships with peers and develop important social pragmatic skills. 
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