About Shine Therapy

 At Shine, we recognize that every family is unique and honor each child’s individual personality while partnering with parents to promote skill development. 

Shine Therapy Services was founded in 2011, with the goal of providing more children with therapy services provided by experienced professionals.

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.

Core Values


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.

Supporting the Parent-Child Relationship

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.

Investing in Staff

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 empower families to help their children thrive.

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.

What to Expect

Relationship-based Therapy Strategies

Our relationship-based therapy strategies are designed to help your child accomplish important skills and make your family’s daily life a little easier.

Early Intervention Certified Therapists

Our team of therapists joyfully works with children who have autism, processing disorders, articulation disorders, feeding disorders, ADHD, and more!

Services That Fit Your Schedule

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. 

Our Location

We moved into our current clinic in July of 2018. It is located at: 7213 N Allen Road, Peoria IL 61614right next door to Khaki Jacks!


Could your child benefit from our services?

Take our FREE quiz to find out!

An 8-week program for children age 4-5 with sensory processing differences

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:

  • Child participating in a variety of sensory play activities
  • Engaging socially with others in the group
  • Providing a non threatening environment where children can experience new sensations with the support of a pediatric Occupational Therapist and PLAY Project consultant
  • Providing personalized resources to caregivers, so they better understand the sensory system and learn strategies to assist their child with regulation outside of group
  • Opportunity to meet with other local families

GROUP MEETS for 8 weeks:  Caregivers must stay on the premises to support their child and learn helpful strategies. Children will separate from caregivers for the session; caregivers can socialize at our coffee bar in the lobby (we will also provide a few toys for siblings to play). Caregiver education is a key component of this program. 


OPTIONAL Summary Report available at close of session. This 2 page report will summarize your child’s participation in the class and provide helpful sensory strategies to increase their participation in activities. This report could be given to teachers in classrooms & daycares or utilized to help educate other caregivers about ways to help your child participate. This option includes a 30 minute Zoom meeting with Brenna and MacKenzie to review the report and discuss your child’s progress in Sensory Explorers. COST: $100 due at sign up