Excessive worrying that may impact a child’s ability to participate in certain activities.
May included low mood, tearfulness, and loss of interest in activities and/or relationships.
Followed by the loss of loved ones (pets included) or in preparation for anticipated losses.
Includes a lack of confidence, feeling down on themselves, and excessively comparing themselves to others.
Can present itself as an inability to focus, impulsiveness, or hyperactivity.
Events that pose a direct threat to a child’s safety. This may include instances where children have directly experienced threats to their physical or emotional well being, as well as witnessing traumatic events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alyssa Koci received her bachelor of arts degree in Communicative Sciences & Disorders and Spanish, and a masters of science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Midwestern University. As the speech-language pathology (SLP) team lead at North Shore Pediatric Therapy, Alyssa provides clinical care to children birth to 16 years old, as well as provides professional development and clinical support to the team of speech-language pathologists company-wide.
For Alyssa, mentoring SLPs to provide the best clinical care for their clients is the most rewarding part of the job, and she enjoys creating opportunities for clinicians to to grow at any level of their career.
Alyssa's passion for speech-language pathology can be traced back to her uncle, when he was diagnosed with ALS. Her uncle’s SLP fully supported his communication throughout his life and assisted in his changing feeding and swallowing needs. Alyssa strives to provide this for her clients across the lifespan.
When Alyssa is not keeping busy with play-based therapy, sitting on the ground with Mr. Potato Head, you can find her cross-stitching on the couch with her dog. Ask her about the game show The Price Is Right... she may have had a special appearance!