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Welcome to CST Academy! A Guide to Boosting Your Child’s Success

At CST Academy, we are dedicated to unlocking the potential within every child. We understand that children with special needs require a personalized approach to education and therapy that addresses their unique strengths, challenges, and learning styles. This comprehensive guide will outline the proven strategies we employ to boost your child’s success across various domains, including communication, behavior, motor skills, social-emotional development, and academic achievement.

Personalized Learning Plans: Your Child’s Roadmap to Success

We recognize that every child is unique, and their educational journey should reflect that. Our experienced team of therapists, educators, and specialists collaborates to create individualized learning plans (ILPs) for each child. These plans outline specific goals, strategies, and interventions tailored to your child’s individual needs and abilities. By focusing on your child’s strengths and areas for growth, we ensure they receive the targeted support they need to thrive.

Evidence-Based Therapies: Building a Strong Foundation for Success

Our therapeutic programs are grounded in the latest research and best practices in special education and child development. We utilize a variety of evidence-based therapies, including:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): ABA is a scientifically validated approach that helps children learn new skills, improve communication, and manage challenging behaviors.
  • Speech Therapy: Our speech-language pathologists work with children to improve their speech clarity, language comprehension, and expressive language skills.
  • Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapists focus on developing fine and gross motor skills, coordination, and daily living skills.
  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapists help children improve their strength, balance, mobility, and overall physical functioning.
  • Feeding Therapy: Our feeding therapists address challenges related to eating and swallowing, fostering healthy eating habits and independence.

Nurturing Social-Emotional Development: Essential for Lifelong Success

We believe that social-emotional development is a critical component of overall success. Our programs incorporate a variety of strategies to help children develop:

  • Emotional regulation: We teach children how to identify and manage their emotions in healthy ways.
  • Social skills: We provide opportunities for children to interact with peers, learn social cues, and build positive relationships.
  • Self-esteem: We help children develop a positive self-image and a sense of self-efficacy.
  • Empathy: We encourage children to understand and appreciate the feelings and perspectives of others.

Promoting Academic Achievement: Building Confidence and Skills

Our academic curriculum is designed to be engaging, challenging, and tailored to each child’s individual learning style. We utilize a variety of teaching methods, including:

  • Visual supports: We use pictures, symbols, and other visual aids to enhance understanding and communication.
  • Hands-on activities: We engage children in hands-on activities that promote active learning and exploration.
  • Technology: We integrate technology into our curriculum to provide interactive and individualized learning experiences.
  • Differentiated instruction: We provide instruction at different levels to meet the needs of all learners.

Parent Partnership: A Key to Success

We recognize that parents are their child’s most important advocates and partners in their educational journey. We value open communication, collaboration, and active parent involvement. We offer parent training workshops, resources, and ongoing support to empower you with the knowledge and skills to help your child succeed.


At CST Academy, we are committed to empowering your child to reach their full potential. Our comprehensive approach to education and therapy, individualized learning plans, evidence-based interventions, and parent partnership model are designed to boost your child’s success in all areas of development.

Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how we can help your child thrive.

Speech Therapy Services We Offer | Chicago Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Services We Offer

Our expert speech-language pathologists are equipped to address a wide range of communication challenges, providing tailored solutions for each child's unique needs. From early language development to complex communication disorders, we offer comprehensive support at every stage of your child's journey.