Learning Through Play

Learning Through Play™ Center for Child Development

Educational and Therapeutic Strategies for Children

633 W Addison, Chicago, Illinois — See map
Tel: 312-458-9865      Fax: 312-327-1516



Pediatric Therapy

Home-based or center-based pediatric therapy including speech therapy, occupational therapy, developmental therapy, behavior therapy, and physical therapy. We also provide family services such as developmental evaluations, family counseling and infant massage instruction (individual or group).

Our therapists are trained in various therapeutic and educational models including DIR/Floor time, ABA, Play Therapy, PECs, augmentative communication, sensory integration, interactive metronome, and theraputic listening. We encourage continuing education and provide opportunities to access new research and learn new intervention methods.

Please contact us at 312-458-9865 for more information or to set up initial consultation


Speech Therapy

  • Licensed Speech and Language Pathologists provide an assessment of your child's speech and language development and treatment (home-based or center-based speech therapy services) to address speech disorders or delays in language skills (trouble understanding others or sharing thoughts, ideas, feelings, and needs), decreased articulation or delays in oral motor skills, aphasia, apraxia, feeding difficulties, and swallowing disorders.

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Occupational Therapy

  • The occupational therapists at Learning through Play Center specialize in pediatrics and have extensive experience working with children in the areas of motor development and sensory integration.

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Developmental Therapy

  • Private developmental therapy sessions in your home or at the clinic for children 0-5 years. Our therapists are all Early Intervention credentialed providers who prioritize family-centered therapies and utilize Floor-time, ABA and behavioral therapy, music, art, and sensory strategies.

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NOTE:  Developmental therapy is often provided through the Early Intervention program and we recommend that you contact them first (1-800-289-7990). However, if your child does not qualify for the state program (DHS/EI requires a greater than 30% delay for eligibility) or if you prefer to receive services privately, we provide both home-based and center-based developmental therapy sessions and will work with you on your specific concerns and your short-term goals for your child.


Behavioral Therapy

  • Board Certified Behavioral Therapists provide home-based or center-based behavioral therapy services using Verbal Behavior and language-based interventions and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) programs for children diagnosed with Autism and other developmental disabilities, comprehensive developmental evaluations, and parent/sibling training.

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Physical Therapy

  • Our global approach, based on the child development pyramid, addresses the supporting tier of sensory and motor stability as a means by which we can best assist a child to reach their maximum potential. Pediatric physical therapy seeks to promote independence, increase a child’s participation in peer activities, facilitate motor development and function, improve strength and endurance, and enhance learning opportunities.


    Our physical therapists are NDT-trained (Bobath’s model of neuro-developmental treatment) and will conduct a thorough process of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention to determine a child’s primary needs and strengths. Physical therapists are required to earn a doctoral degree and use their expertise and clinical reasoning to promote functional movement, promote health and wellness, and implement a variety of supports for children from infancy through adolescence in collaboration with their families and other medical, educational, developmental, and rehabilitation specialists. The pediatric PT collaborates with the family to implement an individualized intervention program for the child. This can include positioning during daily routines and activities, adapting toys for more sophisticated play, expanding mobility options, and using equipment safely and effectively.


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See also Intro to Preschool, Therapy / Family Services and Dyads.