Happy Holidays from the Monkeys at PI

2018 is coming to an end and it's been a great year.  That wouldn't have been possible without all the wonderful families and professionals in our lives.  Starting December 18, check out our FaceBook videos each day from a group of Monkeys at PI having fun for the holidays.

Our PI family has grown this year.  We welcomed Crystal and Gretchen to the office and thank Ann for her time with us this year.  This year we also celebrated the 10 year work anniversary for LaneJamie and Jill.  We have been honored to have partnerships with graduate schools and trained many students this year.  We are thankful for our committed volunteers who do things to help us make therapy more fun for the kids we work with. 

We now work with over 200 families in their homes and our Grayslake and McHenry clinics.  We appreciate Therapeutic Links for continuing to invite us to their clinic to make it more convenient for families we share.   Our groups during breaks and the summer are always a great way to change up your child's therapy.  Our MONKEY Group is fun for the whole year round.  Our speech/language pathologist Anne is also offering voice/music lessons. This year we celebrated with families during our EI Graduation Ceremonies.  But, we always have the most fun at our summer and winter Client Appreciation events.  

Thank you to the several preschools we have partnered with to provide developmental screenings and who have hosted our Preschool Workshops.  These and our Early Intervention Lunch and Learn Workshops allow us to strengthen our knowledge and relationships with other professionals.  Thank you also to the other sites that hosted us to present to staff and families on various topics.  This year, Deanna joined the CLC Tech Campus advisory board.  Our staff has continued to expand their knowledge of therapeutic skills, including: Craniosacral, MNRI, augmentative communication (LAMP, PODD, Boardmaker, feeding strategies and oral motor (talk tools/oral placement therapy, MORE), Myofacial Release, Floortime, Theraplay, and Expanding Expression Tool, Executive Functioning, Anxiety and Stress Management (Mindfulness and Yoga)

We continue to enjoy meeting many new friends in the community.  This year we were at the Grayslake Library Foundation Mini-Golf event, SEDOL and downtown Grayslake trick-or-treating events, hosted a vendor fair/Monkey Market, Yoga classes, EI Playgroups, partnered with ArtBeats, and with other professionals, we shared information and answered questions for families on FaceBook. This year, we spotlighted local businesses to bring our families special offers.  Thanks to Closet Traders, Zshots and the Gymnastics Factory for helping our families shop local. 

In addition to many of the community events and programs we offer every year, here's a sneak peak of events for 2019 include participation in CITY Great Therapy PlaydatesFacebook Book Club for TherapistPTO (Parents Teaching Others) Meetings, and new partnerships, other professionals and local businesses!  

Everyone at Pediatric Interactions wishes you a great holiday season and looks forward to working with you in new year as well.  Happy Holidays!