At Shine, we recognize that every family is unique and honor each child’s individual personality while partnering with parents to promote skill development.
We employ speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, dietitians and developmental therapists. Children in Peoria and surrounding areas are assessed and treated primarily in their home environments in order for them to be most comfortable and show the most progress. Shine therapists provide therapy in homes, daycares, and other community locations (such as libraries or other public buildings), as well as in our clinic on Allen Road in Peoria. All therapists are credentialed with the Early Intervention Program in Illinois.
We value all family structures and cultures as equal, and have an attitude of acceptance and support toward every family we serve.
We’re here to provide information and guide families to the next best steps for their child to improve skills. Families, therapists, office staff, doctors — we’re all team members in the therapy process.
We value the parent-child relationship above skill improvement, and model and coach positive behavior management strategies to preserve and strengthen that relationship.
We’re responsive and caring in our communication, and value sharing all available information with parents. We’re dedicated to being transparent in everything from our billing process to information relating to a child’s therapy and diagnosis.
We value dedication and have a long-term commitment to our employees. We encourage self improvement, professional development and training, and other leadership activities to build our skills.
We love encouraging our employees to follow their passion and grow Shine in directions to support them.
We understand how scary it can be when your child is falling behind, and our team of experienced professionals is here to support your child and family. To get started schedule an appointment today, and in the meantime, take our quiz! It’s time to stop worrying and instead, start feeling confident that you have the right guidance to help your child thrive.
Our team of therapists joyfully works with children who have autism, processing disorders, articulation disorders, feeding disorders, ADHD, and more!
We’re happy to work wherever your child is most comfortable. We’re able to complete our pediatric therapy services in homes, daycares, libraries, and other community locations.
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Children with sensory processing differences have difficulty with regulation, which sometimes makes it difficult for them to interact with the world around them. Our Sensory Explorers group targets regulation in order to build engagement! This group is led by pediatric occupational therapist Mackenzie Baldock and developmental therapist/PLAY Project Consultant Brenna Thompson, both of whom specialize in using developmentally appropriate strategies to support children so they can learn new skills. Group meets once/week for 60 minutes.
Wondering if this class is appropriate for your child? Some characteristics of kids who benefit: easily frustrated with play, repetitive play, difficulty sitting/keeping still to engage in play, refuses to allow others to engage in play, unable to be messy, overly busy, quickly overwhelmed in a busy environment, picky eater, difficulty tolerating grooming/dressing/diapering routines, struggles with transitions/following a group plan/routine.
Goals of the group include:
Group begins with a 30 minute Open House on Tuesday October 4 for your child & caregiver/family to attend. This provides an opportunity to meet the therapists, acclimate your child to the space and provide some initial information about your child’s responses to a variety of sensory activities. 30 minute sessions will be offered from 12:30-4:30 on 10/4 with sign up sent with registration.
GROUP MEETS for 6 weeks October 11-November 15: Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 OR Tuesdays 3:30-4:30. ***We ask that families who are able remain flexible on the time slot so we can effectively pair your child with others that they will gain the maximum benefit from for social interactions!** Caregivers are encouraged to stay to support their child and learn helpful strategies, however other options will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Caregiver education is a key component of this program. Make-up date in case of class cancellation: 11/22/22
Group ends with a 15-30 minute Zoom wrap up session with caregiver(s) on November 29th. Every participant will receive a short, personalized Session Summary report complete with suggestions/recommendations for helpful sensory supports in the child’s home/classroom/community.