Specialized Therapy for Autistic Children

At Chicago Speech Therapy, we provide specialized speech therapy services tailored to meet the unique needs of autistic children. Our neurodiverse-affirming approach ensures that therapy is respectful, supportive, and empowering, fostering a positive environment where every child can thrive. As part of the CST Academy family of companies, we offer a holistic range of services, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), occupational therapy (OT), and physical therapy (PT), to support children in multiple aspects of their development.

Understanding Our Neurodiverse-Affirming Approach

Our neurodiverse-affirming approach is based on the following principles:

  • Respect for Individual Differences: We recognize and celebrate the unique strengths and abilities of each child.
  • Child-Centered Therapy: Therapy is tailored to the specific needs, preferences, and goals of each child.
  • Collaborative and Inclusive: We work closely with families and other professionals to create a supportive network around the child.
  • Strength-Based: We focus on enhancing the child’s existing strengths while addressing areas of need.
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Comprehensive Support for Autistic Children

Our services for autistic children include:

  • Speech and Language Therapy: Improving communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, to enhance interaction and self-expression.
  • Social Communication Skills: Helping children develop pragmatic language skills to navigate social interactions effectively.
  • Behavioral Support: Coordinating with ABA therapists to provide integrated support for behavior management and communication.
  • Sensory Integration: Working with occupational therapists to address sensory processing challenges that may impact communication and daily activities.
  • Physical Therapy: Collaborating with physical therapists to support motor development and coordination.
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Key Components of Our Specialized Therapy

  1. Individualized Assessment: We conduct thorough assessments to understand each child’s unique strengths and challenges, allowing us to develop a personalized therapy plan.
  2. Tailored Interventions: Therapy is customized to meet the specific needs and goals of each child, using evidence-based practices that are effective for autistic children.
  3. Family Involvement: We involve parents and caregivers in the therapy process, providing guidance and support to reinforce progress at home.
  4. Integrated Services: As part of the CST Academy family, we offer a holistic approach that includes ABA, OT, and PT, ensuring comprehensive support for the child’s development.
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Why Choose Chicago Speech Therapy?

  • Experienced Therapists: Our team consists of skilled speech-language pathologists with extensive experience in working with autistic children.
  • Collaborative Approach: We collaborate with ABA therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists to provide integrated and cohesive support.
  • Supportive Environment: We create a positive and encouraging atmosphere where children feel safe and motivated to learn.
  • Holistic Care: As part of the CST Academy family, we offer a wide range of services to address the diverse needs of autistic children.
If you have concerns about your child’s communication and social skills, contact Chicago Speech Therapy to schedule an evaluation. Our specialized therapy services for autistic children, combined with the comprehensive support of CST Academy’s ABA, OT, and PT services, can help your child reach their full potential and thrive in a supportive and affirming environment.
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Benefits of Our Specialized Therapy

  • Enhanced Communication: Improved ability to express needs, wants, and ideas effectively.
  • Better Social Skills: Increased confidence and competence in social interactions.
  • Integrated Development: Coordinated support across speech, behavior, sensory processing, and motor skills.
  • Empowered Families: Parents and caregivers receive the tools and support needed to reinforce progress and advocate for their child.
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"We had the most wonderful experience with Chicago Speech Therapy! Our speech pathologist, Miss Megan, developed a bond with our son almost immediately. By week two, he would await her arrival by the window in our front door! She quickly discovered all of his favorite things and would bring so many toys of her own that would keep him engaged and wanting to talk! She gave us (parents) tons of strategies to work with on our own in between her weekly visits. Our son made consistent progress under her care and has now been released from speech therapy ~ which actually makes us so sad ~ simply because we miss Miss Megan! She basically became part of our family and will be dearly missed. I couldn’t recommend Miss Megan and Chicago Speech Therapy more!"

"The process w/ CST was smooth, from the intake process, registration, processing insurance to on-going communication. Sarah was the Speech Therapist for our 9-year-old and she established a wonderful rapport with her and gained her trust over the months. I highly recommend CST."

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