Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Downers Grove, IL

Pediatric occupational therapy is one of our core services at Milestones. We are experts at helping children develop the skills they need to be successful during play, socialization, activities of daily living and learning experiences.

By using purposeful and motivating activities, our occupational therapists work with clients to develop enhanced motor planning, sensory processing, organizational, visual motor and adaptive play skills. Our goal is to help our clients succeed with important day-to-day activities at home, in school and in other social environments.

Our Approach

At Milestones, our pediatric occupational therapy staff is comprised of highly experienced and extremely committed pediatric therapists. They are specially trained in the areas of sensory integration, feeding, Neuro-Developmental Treatment, Integrated Listening System (iLs) and other auditory interventions, Kinesio Taping®, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, Theratogs™ and other manual therapy approaches. 

We utilize the most current treatment methods and up-to-date strategies to meet the needs of each individual child. Milestones’ pediatric occupational therapists provide therapy services within our state-of-the-art facility, in our clients’ homes, in schools and in community environments.

Free Screenings
For Children under age 5

Who is a Candidate?

Our occupational therapists work with children who have a variety of diagnoses including developmental delay, idiopathic toe walking, feeding/swallowing disorders, sensory processing disorder (SPD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), visual motor deficits, fine motor delays, coordination disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS/FASD), spina bifida, neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, failure to thrive (FTT), apraxia and brachial plexus injury.

The following are general indicators that a child may benefit from a pediatric occupational therapy evaluation:

  • Weak, stiff or uncoordinated movements
  • Awkward grasp or clumsy use of crayons, pencils, scissors or other tools and utensils
  • Excessive seeking or avoidance of movement or touch
  • Absence of hand preference after age 6
  • Difficulty with age-appropriate self-help skills such as dressing and toileting
  • Attention and organizational problems with school tasks
  • Difficulties with social interaction
  • Difficulties with feeding, food aversions or a very limited diet
  • Poor balance skills
  • Difficulty tolerating touch, such as brushing hair or brushing teeth
  • Difficulties in sports, such as catching or throwing a ball
  • Unable to ride a bicycle independently by age 8
  • Poor organizational skills
  • Difficulty regulating activity level
  • Frequent emotional outbursts or “meltdowns” in behavior
  • Lack of age-appropriate play skills

To learn more about Milestones’ pediatric occupational therapy services and schedule an evaluation for your child, contact us today.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps children develop the skills to be successful during play, socialization, 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 the world around them. Learn More

Social Work Services

We invite any of our families to meet with our social workers if they feel they could benefit from support or counseling. Social work services are a great resource to strengthen families and children. Learn More

Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback is a type of brain training therapy that has proven to be a very successful intervention for children (and adults) with a variety of symptoms and disorders. Learn More

Social Skills Groups

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