ABA Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy in Deerfield

Our beautiful new Deerfield center is conveniently located across the street from Portillo’s at Lake Cook Road and Pfingsten Road, and enjoys 2,000 sq. ft. filled with natural light.

Our services encompass ABA Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy, enriching young lives with increased independence, social skills, and much more.
No waitlist —
Immediate ABA availability!
Interactive therapy room featuring sensory play equipment at our Deerfield pediatric therapy center.

Insurance accepted

We accept many major insurance providers and private pay. We'll perform a complimentary benefits check on your behalf.
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Meet our Clinical Leaders

Annaluisa Farietta

BCBA, Clinical Director

Annaluisa received a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from the University of Houston, and a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. As an ABA Clinical Director at North Shore Pediatric Therapy, Annaluisa oversees the ABA Department at the Deerfield Clinic, and she also supports her clients and the professional growth of the team.

For Annaluisa, seeing the clients' progress is the most rewarding part of the job, and she enjoys collaborating with parents, therapists and her client's teachers to attain generalization of skills across settings. Annaluisa's passion for pediatric therapy can be traced back to 2019, when her son participated in feeding, speech and occupational therapy.

When Annaluisa is not keeping busy with supporting her clients and the clinical team,  you can find her visiting unique family friendly experiences with her husband and son. Ask her about how to order the best items from a menu at restaurants. It’s her secret talent!

Liza Bodner

BCBA, Regional Director

Liza received her Bachelors of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences with Minor in Psychology from Indiana University, and a Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

As a Regional Director and BCBA at North Shore Pediatric Therapy, Liza oversees the clinical operations of the Chicagoland locations, as well as provides internal clinical support to our BCBAs, leads the internal ABA apprenticeship fieldwork study program preparing students pursing their master’s in ABA to become BCBAs, and also serves as our internal ACE coordinator providing internal continuing education events to our team of BCBAs.

In addition to her role at NSPT, Liza also has served as an adjunct professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology teaching master’s courses to future BCBAs. For Liza, expanding the reach of our services to new communities and areas where there are limited options on comprehensive pediatric therapy providers is the most rewarding part of the job, and she loves growing the field through her work with student mentorship.

Liza's passion for pediatrics can be traced back to her 1birthday, when she started her own business teaching water safety skills and stroke lessons to children in her community.

Inside Our Deerfield Center

Our Therapy Rooms
10 rooms for individualized 1:1 therapy, including ABA, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Mental Health Services
Our Gym Spaces
Two gyms, including our big gym with a large slide, swings, crash pads, balls, and more
Even More Special Spaces
A feeding room, art room, sensory room, a mental health "cozy corner", and yoga sessions
Classroom-Style Learning
Blossom Prep School room for social and school-readiness skills development
Multi-Disciplinary Pediatric Therapists in Deerfield, IL

Our Deerfield Pediatric Therapy Team

Download our Guide for Families

We know that choosing a local ABA facility can be a hard decision. We’ve created an informational guide to help you understand more about the questions you should be asking while meeting with different providers.

Although we talk about our services here, our highest goal is for you to feel comfortable and knowledgeable about picking a provider that is the best fit for your needs. You are making a decision that will impact the entire trajectory of your child’s life!
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The cover of the NSPT Guide for Families, which helps families to figure out the questions to ask when picking an ABA provider.

Getting to our Deerfield, IL Center

707 Lake Cook Road, Suite #312
Deerfield, IL 60015

We are conveniently located across the street from Portillo’s at Lake Cook Road and Pfingsten Road. Our space is located on the third floor.

Hours of operation: 
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Why we do what we do.
Success looks different for every child... But we bet we have a story that matches your child's needs. Like James, who started with us as non-verbal and lacking the ability to initiate and maintain social interactions. Today, he can speak complete sentences, clearly state his needs, and navigate social interactions with his friends!

Contact us to get started

  • 1
    Submit an inquiry form
    Completing this secure form helps us understand how we can serve you.
  • 2
    We'll reach out to you!
    One of our dedicated team members will connect with you to discuss services, your insurance benefits, and your family’s needs.
  • 3
    Paperwork & insurance
    We'll review and confirm your insurance benefits, and we'll work with you to gather additional paperwork required and discuss financial expectations based on insurance.
  • 4
    Treatment personalization
    We'll schedule an assessment date for your child with one of our clinicians. This assessment will serve as the basis for your child’s personalized treatment plan. After, we'll meet to discuss recommendations and your child’s treatment plan and start date.
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    Start making progress!
    We will greet and welcome your child to our warm and supportive environment where our staff will provide 1-on-1 care to meet our treatment goals.