Easter Seals is the largest provider of pediatric therapy and early intervention services in central Illinois, and we offer a broad array of services for children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families.
Therapy helps children with developmental delays and disabilities learn to do the things that come more easily for others. Because most of those we serve are children, therapy is embedded within play-based activities which makes learning fun for kids as they develop and grow. Therapy can take place on land or in a Warm Water Therapy pool.
In FY 2010, which spans Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2010, Easter Seals Peoria-Bloomington served 3,270 children with special needs, and their families. Throughout the year 93% of our families indicated they were very or extremely satisfied with our services, and 98% of our children made developmental progress.
For a complete report on our program outcomes for our Peoria and Bloomington Centers, click here.
Therapists at Easter Seals have extensive pediatric training and utilize advanced strategies for treatment including, but not limited to, Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy, serial casting, strapping and taping, orthotics, assistive technology, sensory-integration, neurodevelopmental treatment, myofascial release, oral-motor and sensory feeding and treatment of dysarthria and apraxia. We have experience working with children who have a variety of types of delays and/or disabilities.
Therapy services include:
Occupational Therapy - Peoria, Bloomington-Normal - Ongoing therapy to assist in the improvement of fine motor, self-help, sensory processing, visual-motor, motor planning, play and independent living skills.
Physical Therapy - Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, Decatur - Ongoing therapy to enhance and restore function and mobility to individuals with neurological, developmental or orthopedic disabilities, and encourage independence at home, school, work, and in the community.
Speech Therapy - Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, Decatur - Ongoing therapy to enhance receptive and expressive communication, and oral-motor skills.
Feeding Therapy - Peoria, Blooomington-Normal - Therapy focuses on children who demonstrate some sort of feeding difficulty.
Developmental Therapy - Peoria, Bloomington-Normal - Provides parent education, creating learning environments and identifying activities that promote a child's skills in all areas of development.
Individual & Family Counseling- Peoria, Bloomington-Normal - Counseling services for children and families with disabilities or special needs.
Aquatic Therapy - Peoria, Bloomington-Normal - A Variety a swim classes that allows individuals to move more easily, and is therapeutice for certain medical conditions.
Swim for Home Exercise Program - Peoria
Orofacial Anomalies Clinic - Peoria - The Clinic uses a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of individuals with cleft lip or palate, speech problems, ear deformities, or other conditions.
For more information on services in your area contact the Peoria Center at 309.686.1177, the Bloomington Center at 309.663.8275 or the Decatur Center at 217.429.1052.