Special Needs Local Resource Directory
It is our hope that this directory helps you find some resources and community services that will support your family members with special needs. SEA200 does not have the ability to assess the competence of any of the following listings. It is up to each individual to question and investigate those listings that you are interested in using. Don’t forget to check for licensing, fees and health insurance acceptance as needed. SEA200 does not endorse any of the following. Any feedback is appreciated and kept confidential. Please email us.
Medical, Therapeutic, and Other Professional Resources
An allergist is a medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and continued support of patients with allergies and asthma.
Nirmala Arora, M.D., S.C.: 3825 Highland Ave., Tower 2, Downers Grove IL 60515, (630) 769-1122.
Food Allergy Network: (800) 929-4040. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) was established in 1991. FAAN membership now stands at more than 26,000 worldwide and includes families, dietitians, nurses, physicians, school staff, government agencies, and the food and pharmaceutical industries. FAAN serves as the communication link between the patient and others.
Diane L. Ozog, M.D., S.C.: 3825 Highland Ave., Tower 2, Suite 204, Downers Grove IL 60515, (630) 852-8182.
Audiological Services: 386 Pennsylvania Ave., Glen Ellyn, (630) 858-3277.
Central Auditory Processing Evaluation and Treatment: Jeanane Ferre, PhD; 1010 Lake St., Suite 111, Oak Park, (708) 848-4363, email.
Hearing Health Center: Central DuPage Hospital Medical Bldg., Naperville, (630) 369-8878.
Dr. Willard Hooks, Jr. PhD, CCC-A/SLP: 1020 E. Ogden Ave., Suite 212, Naperville; (630) 305-8288, email. Auditory services include auditory processing disorder evaluation, hearing evaluation for hearing sensitivity, speech reception and discrimination, middle ear function and cochlear hair cell function and cochlear implants. Dr. Hooks has experience working with children on the autism spectrum.
Jenny Potanos, Autism Consultant: (630) 510-8021, email.
These professionals, also known as doctors of chiropractic or chiropractic physicians, diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body’s muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems, especially the spine. Chiropractors believe interference with these systems impairs normal functions and lowers resistance to disease. They also hold that spinal or vertebral dysfunction alters many important body functions by affecting the nervous system. Their approach is holistic and chiropractors provide natural, drugless, nonsurgical health treatments, and rely on the body’s inherent healing abilities. They also recommend lifestyle changes in eating, exercise, and sleeping habits for example to their patients. When appropriate, chiropractors consult with and refer patients to other health practitioners.
Gauthier Health Care: 57 Danada Square East, Wheaton IL 60187, (630) 682-8681.
Clinics/Agencies For Evaluations
SEA200 advises members to have their children evaluated/diagnosed by health care professionals who are professionally qualified to give diagnoses in the specific area of concern. It is recommended by Wrightslaw and other professionals to have an independent cognitive and academic assessment on your child as a starting point when discussing supports and services for the IEP and as a follow-up to determine if the child is making academic progress.
Adult Down Syndrome Center: 1999 Dempster Ave., Park Ridge IL 60068, (847) 318-2303.
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital: 1675 Dempster St., Park Ridge, (847) 723-KIDS. Developmental pediatric evaluations.
Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region: 630 S. Addison, Villa Park, IL 60181, (630) 620-4433.
Little Friends Center for Autism: 140 N. Wright St., Naperville IL 60540, (630) 305-6039.
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital: 26W171 Roosevelt Road, Wheaton IL 60187, (630) 462-4000.
Oak Brook Behavioral Health: 18W100 22nd St., Suite 130, Oakbrook Terrace IL 60181, (630) 424-9204.
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Institute for Juvenile Research: 1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL 60608, (312) 996-7723, (312) 996-0357. Marrea Winnega, Ph.D. Director Autism Services; Bennett Leventhal, MD; Ed Cook, MD; Tom Owley, MD. Offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluations by a clinical psychologist and child psychiatrist, with an emphasis on diagnosis and consultation. IJR also provides treatment and consultation in behavior management, and educational programming for children and adults with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders.
Dr. Nichole Dawson: 40 S. Clay St., Suite 204W, Hinsdale, (630) 789-0423. Experience with ASD children, does nonverbal testing, cognitive and academic evaluations.
Dr. Rene Szabo: 417 W. Roosevelt Road, Suite 10, Wheaton, (630) 774-0177. Cognitive and academic evaluations.
(Also see section on neuropsychology)
Many children with special needs have allergies, problems swallowing, and strong preferences or aversions to certain textures. This can make medications an issue instead of a help. Compounding pharmacies can custom-make medications in a range of formats to suit the needs of your child. They are quite different from a standard pharmacy that just adds flavor to liquid medications.
Glen Ellyn Pharmacy: Robert Listecki, R.Ph. 486 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn IL 60137, (630) 469-5200.
Martin Avenue Pharmacy: Thomas Marks, R.Ph. 1247 Rickert Drive, Naperville, (630) 355-6400.
HRI (Health Research Institute) Pharmacy: 4575 Weaver Parkway, Warrenville IL 60555, (630) 505-2842, (800) 505-2842.
These dentists have been recommended by families as being attuned to the issues of special-needs children.
Richard Belniak, DDS: 10 Danada Square West, Wheaton IL 60187, (630) 665-7474.
Kevin Bohm, DDS: Wheaton Family Dentistry, 65 Danada Square East, Wheaton IL 60817, (630) 681-1280.
Diana Braka, DDS: 610 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton IL 60187, (630) 653-9002.
Dr. Jeffrey Cantor: Autism Dental Treatment Group, 927 S Mannheim Road, Westchester, (708) 349-1818. Former director of Easter Seals Dental Services. Excellent with children on the spectrum.
David L. Carlson, DDS: 610 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton IL 60187, (630) 653-9002.
Jim Clousing, DDS: 416 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton IL 60187, (630) 668-4070.
Dr. Tom Donahue: Just for Kids, 1220 Hobson Road, Suite 224, Naperville, (630) 961-0996.
Frank A. Kaman, DDS: 467 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn IL 60137, (630) 469-5364.
Kelly Orthodontics: Dr. William Kelly, 11 S. Sixth St., St. Charles, (630) 584-9666.
Lance Lambert, DDS: Pediatric Dentist, 420 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 103, Glen Ellyn IL 60137, (630) 858-8755.
Norman Mills, DDS: 949 S. Main St., Lombard IL 60148, (630) 629-5437.
Patrick Pecora, DDS: 586 Duane St. #301, Glen Ellyn IL 60137, (630) 469-0296.
Dr. Michael G. Peske: Pediatric dentist, Naperville, (630) 983-9800.
Dr. John Nathan: Oakbrook, (630) 574-7336; Geneva (630) 208-1111. Dental surgeon with a large special-needs practice.
Dr. Robert Rada: 1415 West 47th St., LaGrange IL 60525, email.
Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists (ENT)
The professional name for this type of specialist is Otolaryngologist. They are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENTs. An ENT’s special skills include diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face.
Michael Dunham, M.D.: Children’s Memorial Hospital, 2300 Children’s Place, Chicago IL 60614. Also sees patients at the Westchester, (708) 836-4800, and Glenview, (847) 486-6550, offices.
Dennis Moore, M.D.: 1875 W. Dempster St., Suite 625, Park Ridge IL 60068, (847) 518-1200.
General Practitioner or Family Doctor
A general practitioner is an M.D. providing primary health care for children, teens and adults in a generalized (non-specialized) medical practice. Most general practitioners have a good resource pool of specialists they can refer patients to when needed.
Cornerstone Medical: 2001 Weisbrook Road, Wheaton IL 60187, (630) 614-4000.
Medical doctors specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents with blood disorders and cancer.
Ammar Hayani, M.D.: Pediatric Sub-specialty Clinic, Central DuPage Hospital, 25 North Winfield Road, Winfield IL, (630) 933-6631.
A neurologist is a board-certified medical doctor or osteopath who has trained in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. Neurologists perform neurological examinations of the nerves of the head and neck; muscle strength and movement; balance, ambulation, and reflexes; and sensation, memory, speech, language, and other cognitive abilities.
Elizabeth Barry-Kravis, M.D.: Rush-St. Lukes, 1725 W. Harrison St., Chicago IL 60612, (312) 942-4036.
Peter Heydemann, M.D.: Rush-St. Lukes, 1725 W. Harrison, Suite 718, Chicago IL 60612, (312) 942-4047, Fax: (312) 942-4168.
Muhammad Najjar, M.D.: Edward Sleep Center, 801 S. Washington, Naperville IL 60540, (630) 305-5100.
Rita Yadava, M.D., S.C.: 1200 S. York Road, Suite 4150, Elmhurst IL 60126, (630) 530-5577 .
A pediatric neuropsychologist is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in how learning and behavior are associated with the development of brain structures and systems. Children are often referred by their primary doctor because of developmental problems; difficulties in learning, attention, behavior, socialization or emotional control; disease or brain injury from an accident or birth injury. Pediatric neuropsychologists are skilled at diagnosing learning and behavior disorders caused by altered brain function or development.
Michael Appleby, Ph.D.: 18W100 22nd St., Suite 130, Oakbrook Terrace IL 60181, (630) 424-9204.
Roger Stefani, Ph.D.: 700 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park IL 60462, (708) 349-4420, Fax: (708) 349-4421. Assistant Robin Speizman handles appointments.
Neurosurgeons are specialized medical doctors who perform surgery on the brain and other nerve tissues. This area has many sub-specialties within it.
John Ruge, M.D., F.A.C.S.: Medical Director, Midwest Children’s Brain Tumor Center; Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery Lutheran General Hospital. 1875 Dempster St., Park Ridge IL 60068, (847) 698-1088.
Nutritionists plan food and nutrition programs and supervise the preparation and serving of meals. They help prevent and treat illnesses by promoting healthy eating habits and suggesting diet modifications based on individual need.
ANDI-Autism Network for Dietary Intervention: P.O. Box 335, Pennington NJ 08534-0335. Web site and newsletter dedicated to providing support and information on the gluten-free/casein-free diet.
Health Research Institute Pfeiffer Treatment Center: 4575 Weaver Parkway, Warrenville IL 60555, (630) 505-0300.
Kirkman Laboratories: P.O. Box 1009, Wilsonville OR 97070. This company is dedicated to producing vitamins and supplements especially for autism. Good explanation of each vitamin and its use.
Anju Usman, M.D.: True Health Medical Center, 603 E. Diehl Road, Suite 135, Naperville IL 60563, (630) 505-4040.
Ophthalmologists are medical doctors specialized in eye and vision care who are trained to do surgery. Optometrists are schooled in the developmental (behavioral, functional or environmental) aspects of vision. Optometrists are more apt to use lenses, prisms and vision therapy to enhance and improve visual function. These interventions often improve children’s academic and other abilities.
Kathy Anderson, M.D.: 1327 Butterfield Road, Suite 618, Downers Grove IL 60515, (800) CHECKUP, (800) 243-2587. Trained at Northwestern and Children’s Memorial.
Dr. James McDonnell: Loyola University, (888) LUH-S888.
David Mittleman, M.D.: 1875 W. Dempster St., Suite 610, Park Ridge IL 60068, (847) 292-2020.
Wheaton Eye Clinic: 2015 N. Main St., Wheaton, (630) 668-8250; 604 Raymond Drive, Naperville, (630) 717-5858; 908 N. Elm St., Hinsdale, (630) 321-9429. Dr. Michael Kipp, pediatric ophthalmology, sees patients at all three locations. They can use a pediatric dilation spray (applied while your child’s eyes are closed and sprayed onto the eyelashes) vs. eye drops and can provide private waiting area if requested.
These are doctors of optometry who specialize in muscular problems with eyes, tracking issues and neurocognitive problems along the developmental timeline. Most of their patient population comes from referrals from medical doctors and ophthalmologists.
Optometrists, Functional: Functional optometry recognizes the following: visual differences can and often do interfere with learning; learning-related visual problems need the expertise of a functional optometrist who does a thorough diagnostic and management service; the goal of the functional optometrist is to improve visual function and relieve interfering symptoms; prompt diagnosis and proper therapy enhance the ability of all to learn to their full potential; and those with learning differences require help from many disciplines, and functional optometry contributes one part of the multidisciplinary team required for lifelong learning.
Sharon Luckhardt and David Maze: 136 N Cass Ave., Westmont IL 60559, (630) 969-280, Fax: (630) 969-2894.
Neil Margolis, O.D.: 1120 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 200, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, (847) 255-1040.
Orthopedic surgeons specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders and injuries to the bones, muscles and joints. There are also subspecialties within orthopedics.
Dr. John Grayhack: Children’s Memorial Hospital with office in Westchester, (773) 327-1270.
Samar S. Jaglan, M.D.: Orthopedic Surgery Specialists, 8901 Golf Road, Suite 300, Des Plaines IL 60016, (847) 824-4198.
Orthotists and Prosthetists
Orthotists and Prosthetists are degreed health care professionals who evaluate and fit people requiring artificial limbs and various types of braces.
Thomas Lottermoser, CPO: Ballert Orthopedic, 1250 N. Mill St., Suite 106, Naperville IL 60563, (630) 637-9540.
Pediatricians focus on the physical, social and emotional health of infants, children, teens, and young adults from birth to age 21. These medical doctors are developmentally oriented and trained in skilled assessment. They focus on prevention, diagnosis and management of the physical, developmental, behavioral and social problems that affect children.
ABC Pediatrics: 1020 E. Ogden Ave., Suite 316, Naperville IL 60563, (630) 355-0003.
Roy Betti, M.D.: 381 Schmale Road, Carol Stream IL 60188, (630) 653-5115.
Ronald Bohnenkamp, M.D.: 501 Thornhill, Carol Stream IL 60188, (630) 668-0078.
Dan Campbell, M.D.: Hinsdale Pediatrics, Hinsdale, (630) 323-0890.
Childrens Health Partners: Naperville; (630) 848-1700.
Joseph Christiansen, M.D.: Wheaton Pediatrics, 55 East Loop Road, Wheaton IL 60187, (630) 690-7300.
Michael Hoffman, M.D.: 1200 S. York Road, Suite 2000, Elmhurst IL 60126, (630) 941-4710.
Home First Health Services: 1100 N. Sherman Ave., Suite 107, Naperville, (630) 579-9620. They emphasize a nonpharmaceutical, minimally invasive approach to health care and support families that choose not to vaccinate.
Peter Liber, M.D.: Wheaton Pediatrics, 55 E. Loop Road, Suite 300, Wheaton IL 60187, (630) 690-7300. Specializes in ADHD and asthma.
David Matusiak, M.D.: 501 Thornhill, Carol Stream IL 60190, (630) 668-0078.
Elizabeth Pector, M.D.: Spectrum Family Medicine, 1888 Bay Scott Circle, Naperville IL 60540, (630) 305-3025. Dr. Pector has a child with special needs, and her nurse practitioner has a child on the autism spectrum.
Timothy Wall, M.D. , Linda Hamilton, M.D.: Pediatric Health Associates, Medical Home program doctor, 636 Raymond Drive, Suite 205, Naperville IL 60563, (630) 717-2300; and 550 E. Washington St., Suite D, West Chicago, IL 60185, (630) 876-4460.
Developmental pediatricians specialize in offering comprehensive developmental assessments to children who are at high risk for developmental problems. General pediatricians will often refer a child to a developmental pediatrician if they suspect developmental delays. After diagnosis, the developmental pediatrician can design an early intervention program to help meet the child’s specific needs.
Thomas Blondis, M.D.: University of Chicago Hospitals, (773) 702-3095. Developmental pediatrician with the University of Chicago hospitals, developmental pediatric services with offices in Palos Heights and Hyde Park.
Dana M. Brazdziunas, M.D.: Director, Special Needs Program, Loyola University Hospital, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, IL 60153, (708) 327-9075. Now only accepting children from birth to age 3.
Nancy Keck, M.D.: 2401 Ravine Way, Suite 101, Glenview, IL 60025, (847) 724-1995.
Michael Msall, M.D.: 5841 Maryland Ave., Chicago, IL 60637, (773) 702-3095.
Occupational and Physical Therapists
Occupational therapists provide services designed to restore self-care, work, and leisure skills to patients who have specific performance incapacities or deficits that reduce their abilities to cope with the tasks of everyday living.
Physical therapists promote optimal health and functional independence through the application of scientific principles to prevent, identify, assess, correct, or alleviate acute or chronic movement dysfunction, physical disability, or pain.
Center for Independence: 100 Plainfield Road, Countryside, IL 60525, (708) 588-0833. For children with cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injury. They have both OT/PT and functional life skills.
Center for Speech and Language Disorders: 195 W. Spangler, Suite B, Elmhurst, IL 60126; and 552 S. Washington St., Suite 109, Naperville, IL 60540, (630) 530-8551. This not-for-profit center offers a very family centered approach and includes E-Newsletter, parent support group, workshops/conferences, and website with links. They also have a sliding fee scale based on 1) yearly income, 2) lack of medical insurance, 3) extenuating circumstances such as large medical bills, a sudden loss of income, etc.
Community Therapy Services: 2700 Kessinger Road, Suite B, Geneva, IL, (630) 208-8880. Provides developmental, music, occupational, physical, speech and language therapy as well as family support services, early intervention, social skills and Fast ForWord.
Communication Clubhouse: 2901 Finley Road, Suite 102, Downers Grove, (630) 495-6800. Provides OT and Sensory Integration, SLP, oral motor, martial arts, art therapy counseling services and parent training. Their Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Club offers support for parents of children with a variety of disabilities. Areas of specialty include apraxia, language related issues including ASD, hearing impairment and feeding difficulties. Programs range from the Connections program for 2- to 3-year-olds to the social language group Pragmatics in Action for 6- to 12-year-olds with Asperger’s and related issues.
Easter Seals DuPage and Fox Valley Region: 630 S. Addison, Villa Park, IL 60181, (630) 620-4433, and 1323 Bond St., Naperville, IL 60540, (630) 357-9699. Services include assisted technology, audiology, child development center, continuing education, medical nutrition therapy, occupational therapy, outreach programs, physical therapy, Playtime Talk, PALSS Club, social services, speech therapy, specialized clinics, Suitability, therapeutic listening and group therapy. Also have a variety of summer programs, social skills groups and parent support groups.
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital: 26W171 Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, (630) 462-4000.
Milestones for Kids Success: 2901 Finley Road, Suite 101, Downers Grove, (630) 792-1800. Milestones offers developmental, feeding, listening, occupational, physical and speech/language therapies. They also work on skills building and socialization and have summer social skills programs.
Pediatric Rehabilitation Services: 5201 Walnut Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515, (630) 964-4707. Specializes in sensory integration.
Pediatric Place: 1804 Centre Point Drive, Naperville, (630) 955-1940.
Rainbow Center: 1245 Corporate Blvd. (Near I-88 and Chicago Premium Outlet Mall), Aurora, IL 60505, (630) 898-2200.
Sensory Learning: 900 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, (630) 572-1234.
Little Friends: 140 N Wright St., Naperville, (630) 355-6533. Serving people through numerous services including play therapy, social clubs, motor skills and music therapy. Adapted piano lessons are scheduled by appointment.
Psychiatrists are Doctors of Medicine or Doctors of Osteopathy who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of thinking, feeling, or behavior. They work primarily through prescribing medications that seek to restore brain chemical balance and minimize symptoms of illnesses that intrude on a person’s daily activities. Most brain disorders require treatment by a psychiatrist (medication) and a psychologist (talk therapy) to assist children and families in achieving a higher quality of life. A child and adolescent psychiatrist offers families the advantages of a medical education, the medical traditions of professional ethics, and medical responsibility for providing comprehensive care. There is currently a shortage of pediatric psychiatrists in the U.S.
Tom DiMatteo, M.D.: 7 Blanchard Circle, Suite 201, Wheaton, IL 60187, (630) 653-2300. Specializes in children and adolescents; also sees adults.
Anna Ivanenko, M.D.: Suburban Lung Associates, 25 N. Winfield Road, Winfield, IL 60190, (630) 690-2293.
Oak Brook Behavioral Health: 18W100 22nd St., Suite 130, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, (630) 424-9204.
Ken Phillips, M.D.: 7 Blanchard Circle, Suite 201, Wheaton, IL 60187, (630) 653-2300. Specializes in adolescents and adults.
Christopher Sinnappan, M.D.: 852 S. West St., Naperville, IL 60540. Specializes in children and adolescents.
Psychologists have a masters degree or doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited university or professional school. They work with individuals through various forms of therapy to help people form effective coping skills and attain emotional health.
Chad Alcorn, Psy.D.: 336 Pennsylvania Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, (630) 858-8056, ext. 12.
Dr. Susan Andrews: 43 E Jefferson, Naperville; (630) 355-7008. Family, adolescent, and adult therapy.
Dr. Jane Conran: (773) 859-1718. Therapy and behavior management.
Dr. Dorothy DeVoy: 535 S Washington St., Naperville, (630) 355-3041. Clinical psychologist who works with special-needs children and their siblings.
Ellen M. Keating, O.P., Psy.D.: 336 Pennsylvania Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, (630) 858-8056, ext. 15.
James Natter, Psy.D.: 507A Thornhill Drive, Carol Stream, IL 60188, (630) 752-9750, ext. 13.
Oak Brook Behavioral Health: 18W100 22nd St., Suite 130, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, (630) 424-9204.
Rena Szabo, Psy.D.: 30 S. Shumway Ave, Suite 1 South, Batavia, IL 60510; or 417 W. Roosevelt Road Suite 10, Wheaton, IL 60187; (630) 774-0177 (both offices)
Dr. Tim Wahlberg: Tri-Cities Psychological Services, 65 N. River Lane, Suite 204, Geneva, (630) 845-9644. Specializes in treating teens with autism and Aspergers.
True North Clinical Associates, L.L.C.: 199 Town Square, Suite G Wheaton, IL 60187, (630) 653-1000, Fax: (630) 653-1010. Robert Kulkarni, M.D., Paul Mullen, Psy.D., David Torres, L.C.S.W. Great place especially for boys!
A Medical Doctor or Osteopath who provides comprehensive clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and management of children with all forms of sleep disorders.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine: One Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 920, Westchester, IL 60154, (708) 492-0930, Fax: (708) 492-0943. Sleep quiz, fact sheet, find a sleep center, patient information and sleep related sites.
Center for Sleep Health: Central DuPage Hospital, 25 N. Winfield Road, Winfield, IL 60190, (630) 933-2975.
Anna Ivanenko, M.D.: Suburban Lung Associates, 25 N. Winfield Road, Winfield, IL 60190, (630) 690-2293.
National Center on Sleep Disorders Research: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-0199, Fax: (301) 480-3451.
The National Sleep Foundation: 1367 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 785-2300.
Stephen H. Sheldon, D.O.: Director, Sleep Medicine Center, Children’s Memorial Hospital, 2300 Children’s Plaza, Chicago, IL 60614-3394, (773) 880-8230. Assistant Susanna handles appointments.
NCO Youth and Family Services: 1305 West Oswego Road, Naperville, IL 60540, (630) 961-2992.
Warrenville Youth & Family Services: 3S240 Warren Ave., Warrenville, IL 60555, (630) 393-7027.
Speech Pathologists are trained to assess and treat people who have communication disabilities. Speech pathologists complete a degree that covers all aspects of communication including speech, writing, reading, signs, symbols and gestures. They also work with people who have difficulty swallowing.
Action for Kids: 2156 Deep Water Lane, Naperville, (630) 904-5660. Specialists in pediatric therapy.
Rikki Amesquita: (630) 355-3793. Licensed speech/language pathologist with more than 20 years of experience with children who exhibit a wide range of needs including those associated with language disorders, ASD, phonological disorder, apraxia, etc. She provides summer speech services.
Linda Carlson: Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy Services, Ltd., 3060 Ogden Ave., Lisle, IL 60532, (630) 983-6104.
Center for Speech and Language Disorders: 195 W. Spangler, Suite B, Elmhurst, IL 60126; and 552 S. Washington St., Suite 109, Naperville, IL 60540, (630) 530-8551. This not-for-profit center offers a very family-centered approach and includes E-Newsletter, parent support group, workshops/conferences, and website with links. They also have a sliding fee scale based on 1) yearly income, 2) lack of medical insurance, 3) extenuating circumstances such as large medical bills, a sudden loss of income, etc.
Communication Clubhouse: 2901 Finley Road, Downers Grove, (630) 495-6800.
Community Therapy Services: 2700 Kessinger Road, Suite B, Geneva, IL, (630) 208-8880.
Edward Hospital Speech Clinic: 701 S Washington, Naperville, (630) 527-3379.
Elmhurst College Speech Clinic: 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, (630) 617-3555.
Carol Ann C. Hammar: Communication First, 1612 Trent Ave., Naperville, IL 60563, (630) 983-4177.
Lisa Harris: Pediatric Place, 3815 E. Main St., Suite B, St. Charles, IL 60174, (630) 584-7530, (630) 584-7762.
Karen Hurst: Naperville, (630) 978-4029.
Institute for Communicative Disorders: 9S265 Route 59, Naperville, (630) 922-6690. Language, articulation and phonological disorders.
Judy Jelm and Rebecca Heusner: Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy Services, 200 E. Fifth Ave., Suite 110, Naperville, IL 60563, (630) 983-6104.
Pediatric Place: 1795 S. Washington, Naperville, (630) 369-6868.
Pediatric Place: 1804 Centre Point Drive, Naperville, (630) 955-1940.
Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy Services: 200 E. Fifth Ave., Naperville, (630) 455-4400.
Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy Services: 3060 Ogden Ave., Lisle, (630) 983-6104.
Christina Rochon, MA CCC-SLP/L: Email. Does in-home visits in the Naperville area. Has five years experience working with children ages 5 to 21. She has worked with students who have apraxia and oral-motor needs. She is trained using the Kauffman cards and has experience with several augmentative communication devices (Techspeak, Dynavox, MT4, Step-by-Step and Communication Builder).
Brenda Skarin: Benton House Speech Services, 4 N. Washington St., Naperville, (630) 357-8474.
Speech Language Hearing Clinic: 29 S. Webster, Naperville, (630) 369-0575.
Suburban Pediatric Therapies: Naperville, IL, (630) 236-7000. Near Fox Valley Mall; Currently running Saturday social skills groups/parent day outs for kids on the spectrum.
Therapy Associates: Char Laursen, Laura Johnson and Marie Ruzicka; 932 N. Wright # 128, Naperville, (630) 305-0593. Pediatric speech therapy services specializing in oral motor/feeding, swallowing dysfunction and speech-language disorders.
Pediatric urology encompasses the care of children who have problems related to the urinary tract and genital organs.
David Hatch, M.D.: Loyola University Medical Center; Ronald Mc Donald Children’s Hospital; and 1S260 Summit Ave., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, (630) 953-6600. One of the top doctors in his field. Great with kids.
Health Claim Assistance, Inc.: 873 Brentwood Drive, West Chicago, IL 60185, (630) 562-1000.
Illinois Insurance Department: Michael T. McRaith, Commissioner. 320 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL, 62767; James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Suite 9-301, Chicago, IL 60601-3395, (312) 814-2420.
MedicClaim Consultants: 1716A Pickwick Lane, Glenview, (847) 657-1167, email. MedicClaim advocates on your behalf with medical providers and insurance companies, appeals denied claims and will relieve the burden and confusion of the medical claim process.