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ABA Therapy For Autism

We warmly welcome new clients to our ABA therapy program at one of our 10 Chicagoland centers. Our comprehensive approach to ABA services for autism spectrum disorder incorporates Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Services, and Physical Therapy for a multi-disciplinary approach.

Our ABA clinics have served families throughout the Chicago area for over 14 years. We invite you to schedule a tour to meet our Board Certified Behavior Analysts and ABA therapists in Arlington Heights, Chicago (Bucktown), Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glenview, Lake Bluff, Lincolnwood, Naperville, and Vernon Hills. We can't wait to meet you!
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We accept many major insurance providers and private pay. We'll perform a complimentary benefits check on your behalf.
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At North Shore Pediatric Therapy, your child's strengths, interests, and boundaries come first.

Supportive and diverse group of Naperville team members from North Shore Pediatric Therapy, working together to provide exceptional care.


Our approach to ABA therapy and all of our therapies is rooted in the belief that every child brings unique abilities and perspectives. We aim to nurture these strengths while addressing any challenges.

We create an environment of acceptance and understanding for each child that walks through our doors.

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By collaborating closely with families, we create individualized therapeutic approaches that respect and integrate your deep understanding of your child's needs.

We value your input, keep you informed on your child's progress, and empower you with strategies to support your child outside of the clinic environment.

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We prioritize your child's autonomy, ensuring their voice is heard and incorporated into the therapy process to foster self-confidence and personal growth.

We'll work with your child's sensory sensitivities and respect their need for routine, and do not work towards "normalizing" behaviors at the expense of your child's creativity, individuality, and autonomy.

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Our team is dedicated to creating an open, respectful environment where we meet your child where they are every day.

Therapy progresses cooperatively, always prioritizing your child's comfort and consent. Along the way, we make sure there is plenty of time for rest, play, and typical childhood activities.


We strive to help your child develop important life skills in a safe, supportive setting that respects their sensory needs and personal comfort.

Our therapists take time to build rapport with your child, customize their approach, and respect your child's sensory sensitivities and need for routine.

Our centers have all the resources your child needs to have a blast while enhancing their skills.


Each of our individual therapy rooms is equipped to target your child's unique goals through one-on-one sessions with your child's Behavior Therapist.

These private spaces allow your child to focus and make progress on language, communication, academics, cognitive skills, emotional regulation, and more.

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Our gyms are some of our clients' most-loved spaces. They feature several kid-favorite activities, including swings, trapeze bars, slides, balls, and many other games.

Our gym spaces target strength, balance, coordination, and sensory processing in an environment of play.

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Our sensory rooms support clients in regulation and focus, tailored to your child's individual needs.

A sensory room is a safe environment designed to provide individuals the opportunity to decompress and cope with a variety of sensory experiences. Many of our kids find comfort in our sensory rooms while developing their visual, auditory, and tactile processing skills.

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We have several classroom-style spaces to help our clients with group instruction, following directions, imitation skills, and parallel play.

Classrooms provide clients with readiness for their own school journey, in addition to opportunities for socialization and group learning.


Our centers feature a variety of stations for activities that kids love. These include corners for reading, playing, and practicing real-world skills for inside and outside the home.

Our centers are built around learning spaces for clients to offer support with improving and practicing daily living skills.

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We support a variety of ages in our centers, and provide curriculum-based programs for individuals aged 12-22 as part of our specialized Teen & Young Adult program.

Adaptive therapy area designed to support children with diverse needs at North Shore Pediatric Therapy, Naperville, IL.

What can your child improve and accomplish through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy?

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Social skills

Our ABA clinics can help kids with autism improve social interactions, perspective-taking, attention, taking turns, developing friendships, understanding social cues, and participating in social activities.

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Communication Skills

ABA therapy can focus on various aspects of language development, including expressive and receptive communication, expanding vocabulary, constructing sentences, understanding pragmatic language, and improving nonverbal communication.

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Adaptive Skills

ABA can help with the development of self-help abilities, including using the toilet, getting dressed, eating, grooming, and maintaining personal hygiene. We help kids with everyday living, participating in the community, and achieving independence.

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Academic Skills

With the help of our Board Certified Behavior Analysts, ABA can assist in fostering the development of various academic skills, such as reading, writing, math, problem-solving, organizational skills, following instructions, and accomplishing tasks.

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Behavior Management

ABA therapy can effectively tackle challenging behaviors and aid children in cultivating adaptive behaviors. It centers on minimizing problem behaviors such as aggression, self-injury, and tantrums, simultaneously instilling alternative behaviors that are fitting and socially accepted.

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Play and Leisure Skills

ABA therapy in our welcoming environment can help children with autism develop play and leisure skills, such as using their imagination, playing together with friends, following game rules and instructions, and participating in fun activities. We make sure ABA therapy is fun and engaging!

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Cognitive Skills

Cognitive abilities encompass the fundamental skills our brains utilize for thinking, reading, learning, remembering, reasoning, and focusing. ABA therapy can boost cognitive skills and increase independence.

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Emotional Regulation

An improvement in emotional regulation means that a child can better recognize and convey their emotions, handle anxiety or frustrating situations, and better manage chronic or acute stressors.

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Independence & Self-Management

ABA therapy can help children develop independence and self-management skills, allowing them to become more self-reliant, effectively organize tasks, set and meet goals, and follow routines.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

The fun and supportive environment of our centers in throughout Chicagoland means that every child receives comprehensive care and can achieve long-term success, improving their skills and behaviors while having a blast with our team members.

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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!

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    Submit an inquiry form
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.