March marks many health awareness causes such as National Developmental Disabilities,
Nutrition, Social Work and
Cerebral Palsy Month as well as Down Syndrome Awareness Day. But March also marked a turning point in our country
. We know staying home is a new routine that can be challenging for children with developmental delays and disabilities. We want to ensure every family has the resources to help their child progress and gain new skills.
Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley has been providing tele-therapy for clients for more than 10 years. Before the statewide closure, we trained all of our 87 therapists and social services team so they were well prepared to continue helping families.
They share their first tele-therapy sessions success stories!
Occupational Therapist Laura Van Zandt,
was overjoyed as her client ate six grapes! This was a new food and experience for him. Laura was able to help mom lead the experience so it was successful for all.
Valerie Heneghan, M.A. CCC-SLP/L, Director of Speech-Language, Feeding & Assistive Technology, began services with two school age clients who have never received speech-language therapy for stuttering. They now have the opportunity!
Our therapists and social services team are available if you need support of any kind. They have collected a list of resources and support that can be found here: