What We Do

Occupational Therapy helps children to be successful at the “jobs” of childhood; such as play, social interactions, self-care, and academic performance. Occupational Therapy can help children and their families improve cognitive, motor, and sensory skills to facilitate and support independence and fulfillment in their participation in expected daily routines across multiple settings. Occupational therapists work by teaching, modeling, and adapting environments, activities, and materials to identify, modify, and overcome challenges that are preventing a child from reaching their fullest potential.

"My son enjoys the activities and has shown tremendous progress during his Occupational Therapy sessions with Chelsea. I would recommend Assential Therapies to a close friend because the staff is kind, friendly, and knowledgeable."

Skills Addressed

  • Sensory Processing
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Visual Motor/ Perceptual Motor skills
  • Handwriting
  • Play
  • Social Skills
  • Coordination
  • Self-care (grooming, dressing, self-feeding)
  • Range of Motion/ Strength
  • Reflex Integration
  • Behavior issues related to processing
  • Picky Eating

Common Diagnoses

  • Developmental Delays
  • Prematurity
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Down syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Neuro-muscular disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Genetic Conditions

Commonly Used Therapy Approaches/ Techniques

  • Sensory Oral Sequential Approach to Feeding
  • Social Stories
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • Zones of Regulation
  • How Does Our Engine Run?
  • Wilbarger Therapeutic Brushing Protocol
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Astronaut Training Protocol

Initial Evaluation - What to Expect

Learn more about what to expect during your initial occupational therapy evaluation.


Success Stories

Disover how we’ve helped other children reach their goals.

Next Steps

If you feel your child could benefit from pediatric occupational therapy, please contact us for a free phone consultation.  Don’t wait! Research proves that early intervention is vital! We will consult with you on appropriate treatment and will set up an occupational therapy program customized for your child’s needs that fits your schedule.


Homebased occupational therapy services may be available in following Areas:

Northwest Suburbs: Schaumberg, Hoffman Estates, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, Park Ridge

Westside Chicago Neighborhoods: Edison Park, Portage Park, Jefferson Park, Harwood Hts.

Westside Suburbs: Lisle, Downers Grove, Westmont

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