Comprehensive. Individualized. Neurodivergent Affirming.
Helping children identify and enhance strengths and overcome obstacles at home and school.
Role Playing Game Meets Developmental Therapy
Critical Core combines modern developmental therapies with the mechanics of tabletop role-playing games to help kids connect with their families, their friends, and the world around them. Players build social confidence, communication and collaboration skills, develop frustration tolerance, emotional resilience, and caring for others, all while rolling dice and having fun.
One Assessment. One Parent Interview. And One Highly Skilled Team of Professionals.
Our team, which includes a speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist and developmental therapist, completes a comprehensive evaluation for your child in a single afternoon. Using play-based techniques, parent interview, and formal and informal assessment tools, we provide families with a comprehensive framework about their child's unique development. This assessment technique uses a child's natural emotions and interests to identify how social, emotional, motor, communication and intellectual capacities work together. We use this information to construct recommendations that are centered in the unique developmental needs of your child.
Augmentative Alternative Communication
Child's Nature is a destination evaluation center in Illinois for children seeking Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC). We have an extensive variety of state-of-the-art speech generating devices, including eye gaze and head pointing technology. We frequently work with OT and vision therapists to determine the most functional form of communication for each child. We then provide ongoing therapy so that the child and family can use communication to develop meaningful relationships. Every child deserves a voice!
Child's Nature, LLC offers evidence-based pediatric therapy and developmental programs with licensed professionals. We focus on family-centered care through a natural love for learning. We believe in using evidence-based, developmental, individual, relationship-based models of therapy that nurture the parent-child-therapist triad.
Clinic based services are at our Washington, Illinois Clinic - just a jump across the river from Peoria, IL. Home-based services available in Champaign, IL.
"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Child’s Nature. Their play-based, individualized approach has done amazing things for our child's communication." - Parent
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