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Foreign Languages: Polish, Spanish

Hours

Monday:8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed

Featured Services

Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric Speech Therapy
Applied Behavior Analysis
Congenital/Neuro/Autism Services
Feeding Dysfunction Program
Foot Orthotics
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About
Welcome to RUSH Kids Pediatric Therapy. We look forward to helping your child with their physical, occupational, speech and applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy needs. Our highly-trained clinical team will design a specialized plan of care that is just right for your child. Through experience, advanced clinical training and clear communication with our patients and their parents, our therapy team will assist your child in achieving their highest potential by reaching their developmental milestones for school, activity and life.We are proud to serve you and are committed to providing an exceptional experience that promotes healing and enhances your child's participation in desired family, community and school activities. Please contact us to request an appointment today.
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Our Team
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Elizabeth Wang, P.T.

Beth is a physical therapist with more than 15 years of pediatric experience who brings fun and creativity to treatment sessions. She strives to find activities that will motivate patients to put forth their best effort so that they can achieve goals that are important to them and their family. Beth combines her experience as a parent and therapist to provide treating children of all ages and abilities. She is credentialed as an early intervention provider.
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Annie Trela, P.T., DPT

Annie is a physical therapist with a passion for helping children from birth throughout their adolescence. She was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and earned a doctorate of physical therapy. Annie enjoys treating patients of all kinds, especially infants with torticollis and children with neurological disorders. She uses a collaborative approach to work with patients and their families in order to achieve goals. Annie enjoys spending time with friends and family, and playing with her dog, Mac, and cat, Dexter.
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Karen Todd, OTR/L

Karen is a pediatric occupational therapist. She has experience working with a wide range of pediatric populations with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, feeding sensitivities, difficulties with fine and gross motor skills and behavioral functioning. Karen is passionate about building therapeutic relationships with families to foster growth and to provide the best quality of care to patients.
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Kerry Peters, MOT, OTR/L

Kerry is a licensed and registered occupational therapist with a passion for serving families and their children. She has experience in outpatient pediatrics as well as in the school system, serving students in the southwest Chicagoland area. She enjoyed fieldwork experiences in outpatient and inpatient pediatrics throughout her graduate program at St. Ambrose University where she received a master's degree in occupational therapy. Kerry is a Chicago native and has a musical background, which she likes to incorporate into her practice. She has experience with a variety of diagnoses and loves to help children use self-regulation strategies to adequately access their learning and natural environments.
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Katie O’Neil, MOT, OTR/L, CTP

Katie received a master's degree in occupational therapy from St. Ambrose University. She focuses on using structure, encouragement and humor to support each child's development and growth. She has experience working in early intervention and outpatient pediatric settings, working with a variety of diagnoses. Katie strives to empower patients in all aspects of their daily lives. She is also a certified trauma professional, specializing in treatments that foster secure attachments and appropriate coping strategies. Katie uses positivity and family-centered approaches to meet the needs of patients and support the entire family.
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Marie-Catherin Joutras, OTR/L

Marie is a pediatric occupational therapist. Marie has experience working with pediatric populations with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, difficulties with fine and gross motor skills and behavioral functioning. Marie is dedicated to providing the best quality of care to patients through engagement in their meaningful activities.
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Aileen Lysaught, M.S., CCC-SLP

Aileen is a pediatric speech-language pathologist with over 12 years of experience in the field. She has been a member of the RUSH Kids team since 2011. Aileen is one of the pediatric market managers, overseeing six of our RUSH Kids centers in the Chicagoland area. Aileen has specialization in feeding disorders from birth to 18, and orofacial myofunctional therapy. Aileen works to support her patients and their parents with family-centered goals and treatment plans that best support the child's needs in their natural environment. She also enjoys working with the positive and collaborative multi-disciplinary team at RUSH Kids in order to provide a holistic approach to therapy. In her free time, Aileen enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and traveling.
Headshot of Grace Eisenhuth, M.S., CCC-SLP

Grace Eisenhuth, M.S., CCC-SLP

Grace strives to make communication a positive experience for all patients. She enjoys exploring patient interests to incorporate motivating and meaningful activities into therapy sessions. Grace's prior experience in the school setting has led to a passion for prioritizing functional, patient-centered goal areas while supporting self-advocacy for children. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, with areas of special interest in augmentative and alternative communication, multidisciplinary co-treatment and collaboration and assessment.
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Megan Blake, M.A., CCC-SLP

Megan graduated with a master's degree at Governors State University in 2016. She began her career in Seattle, Washington, at an early intervention agency providing home-based services to children aged birth to three. After getting her fill of all things outdoors, she moved back to Chicago and joined RUSH Kids. She enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities and brings a fun and energetic spirit into therapy sessions. Megan is passionate about meeting children where they are at developmentally and providing engaging and individualized treatment in order to meet each child's specific needs. She received additional training including completing the "It Takes Two to Talk" and "Sequential Oral Sensory" feeding programs. Megan enjoys playing with her dog, Luna, running and trying out different coffee spots in the city.
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Colleen Walsh, M.A., CCC-SLP

Colleen earned a master's degree in speech-language pathology from Miami University. Colleen strives to bring a high level of energy and engagement into each therapy session through individualized, play-based activities. She uses a family-centered and research-based treatment approach in order to allow each child to meet their goals. Colleen is experienced with early language acquisition, speech sound disorders, autism spectrum disorder, childhood apraxia of speech, augmentative and alternative communication and pediatric feeding disorders.
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Tricia Jacobs, M.S., CCC-SLP

Tricia is an experienced bilingual English/Spanish speech-language pathologist. She is from the suburbs of Chicago and completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Marquette University. Tricia has worked with all ages in a variety of settings including hospital, school, rehabilitation and outpatient. She values seeing each child as a whole, and works with families to encompass an empathic approach to therapy. Tricia enjoys making connections with each family and individualizing therapy programs in order to maximize progress and carryover. Tricia's experience has allowed her to develop a variety of creative methods to target the needs of each child. Tricia loves working at RUSH Kids where there are so many resources to support each child's needs. She enjoys collaboration with families and encourages parents to ask questions and be involved in their child's speech therapy program.
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Andi Wartman, M.A., CCC-SLP

Andi has great passion for working with the pediatric population. She is originally from northwest Indiana but has recently moved downtown Chicago. She completed her undergraduate degree at Purdue University and graduate degree at Indiana University. Andi has had the unique opportunity to work as a sign language graduate assistant in her graduate years. Andi's clinical experiences include working in a variety of settings such as early intervention, schools, hospitals, and outpatient clinics. Andi values improving the quality of kid's lives by developing a treatment plan that will help them functionally and efficiently communicate. Andi encourages strong family involvement to promote generalization of skills learned in the therapy room. She enjoys outdoor activities and hanging out with friends and family.
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Miranda Simon, M.A., CF-SLP

Miranda is a pediatric speech-language pathologist. Miranda earned a master's degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago, but recently moved downtown. Miranda has clinical experiences working with a variety of patients including children with speech and language disorders, gender affirming voice, stuttering and adolescent and adults with executive dysfunction difficulties. She especially enjoys working on early language with young ones in English and Spanish. Miranda values forming connections with patients and tailoring activities to their specific interests and how they learn best. She enjoys kayaking, reading and spending time with friends.
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Monique Placzek, M.S., CCC-SLP, CAS

Monique is the Autism program coordinator at RUSH Kids - Hinsdale, and co-leads the developmental diagnostic clinic for the Chicagoland market. She has been practicing since 2016 and has been with RUSH Kids since 2018. Monique is a neurodiversity affirming therapist, delivering strength-based and engagement-focused treatment approaches for all of her clients. She always focuses on creating meaning and shared enjoyment with each of her clients by setting up an interactive and naturalistic environment which is individualized to the child. Monique recently started foundations for learning, a therapeutic early childhood program, at the Hinsdale location. Monique has tailored the organization of the Hinsdale program to support neurodivergent learners acquire and solidify the foundational skills that will promote meaningful participation in activities across their environments.
Headshot of Mary Kate Daniher, M.S., BCBA

Mary Kate Daniher, M.S., BCBA

Mary Kate has been working in the field of applied behavior analysis since 2017 having become a board certified behavior analyst in 2021. She works to create specialized programs to each client based on their individualized needs. Additionally, she enjoys educating parents on the evidence-based techniques used in the field to promote generalization in the home and community.
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Mallory Greenbank, M.A., BCBA

Mallory is a caring and energetic behavior analyst. She began her career at RUSH Kids in 2018 and has experience working with young children and pre-adolescents. She creates individualized treatment plans to promote independence and increase functional communication for her clients. Mallory strives to help patients and families reach their goals and make connections within the community.
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Jenna Squillo, M.S., BCBA

Jenna is a fun and compassionate board certified behavior analyst. She was born and raised in Clarendon Hills, IL and became a board certified behavior analyst in 2021. She is passionate about treating patients who are on the autism spectrum and has experience working with kids and young adults. She focuses on behavior analytic interventions to see positive behavior changes in her patients. She likes to be outdoors and hangout with family or friends.
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Leah Tubbs, M.A., BCBA

Leah is a board certified behavior analyst with an enthusiastic approach to working with diverse families and helping patients learn new skills. She is a clinician who uses behavior analytic interventions in each patient's individualized treatment plan, while recognizing the significance of collaboration across disciplines. She has experience working with patients 2-19 years of age. Leah grew up in the state of Michigan and has been residing in the Chicagoland area over the past couple of years. Leah enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants and engaging in self-care activities.
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Audrey Stelzer, M.A., BCBA

Audrey is a high energy and positive board certified behavior analyst who has been working in the ABA field since 2018. She received her undergrad from Purdue University in child development and family science and master's degree in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University. Audrey has exceled due to her knowledge and experiences in positive behavior change procedures, play-based therapy, naturalistic teaching and structured therapeutic classroom settings. She encourages family involvement and open communication to help promote a positive environment and generalization of skills.
All Services

Pediatric Therapy

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatric Speech Therapy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Congenital/Neuro/Autism Services
  • Feeding Dysfunction Program
  • Sensory Integration
  • Social Thinking Program

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Foot Orthotics

Care Delivery

  • Telerehab
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