The first three to five years of a child’s life are filled with critical developmental periods that impact a child through adolescence and adulthood. Understanding typical developmental milestones is not only key for healthcare professionals, but for parents and community members as well. Identifying and recognizing these milestones is the first step in fostering your child’s development. At Assential Therapies Inc., we believe in educating and empowering our community by sharing our knowledge and expertise in infant child development.  We provide workshops for parents, physicians, caregivers, professionals, daycare workers, and family members in our community who are interested in learning. 


Parent-Child Workshops

Parenting is hard! There are so many moments when we could use advice and support from peers and professionals. Our parent-child workshops are designed to offer help to people in the community as well as our current patients/families. Some of our workshops are are held virtually, so you can join us from the comfort and safety of your own home, while others are held in-person so that we can fully incorporate our teachings in real life! Registration is always required. Join us by clicking on the event you are interested in below to learn more and to sign up. Any questions? Email us at 

Community Workshops

Designed for the purpose of education and creating community awareness. We believe that the community awareness leads to early identification and intervention of developmental issues. These trainings are designed for daycare professionals, preschool teachers, nurses, physician assistants, and healthcare support professionals.

We offer “Hours of Training” certificates for these workshops.  If your daycare, school, church, or organization would like a presentation,  please call Smita Joshi, at (847) 699-9757, or email: if you would like to schedule a workshop for your organization. Workshops are free when open to the community or there is a small charge for professionals or staff trainings. 

Professional Trainings

These trainings are geared towards professionals including speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, psychologists, dietitians, and developmental therapists. IL Early intervention continuing education credits will be provided at the end of these trainings.