Pediatrics Savoy, IL


Savoy Therapy is a proud participant in the EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM (EI) offered by the State of Illinois.

  1. The primary goal of EI is to support families in promoting their child’s optimal development and to facilitate the child’s participation in family and community activities.
  2. The focus of EI is to encourage the active participation of families in the therapeutic process by embedding intervention strategies into family routines. It is the parents who provide the real early intervention by creatively adapting their child care methods to facilitate the development of their child while balancing the needs of the rest of their family.
  3. EI requires a collaborative relationship between families and providers, with equal participation by all those involved in the process. An on-going parent-professional dialogue is needed to develop implement, monitor, and modify therapeutic activities.
  4. Intervention must be linked to specific goals that are family-centered, functional, and measurable. Intervention strategies should focus on facilitating social interaction, exploration, and autonomy.
  5. Intervention shall be integrated into a comprehensive plan that encourages transdisciplinary activities and avoids unnecessary duplication of services. The plan shall be built around family routines, with written home activity programs to encourage family participation in therapeutic activities on a daily basis.
  6. Intervention should be monitored periodically to assure that the strategies implemented are successful in achieving outcomes.
  7. Children and their families in the Early Intervention System deserve to have services of the highest quality possible. High standards will be set for the training and credentialing of administrative and intervention staff. Training, supervision, and technology will be focused to achieve excellence.

Physical therapy sessions will usually last 60 minutes for your child. Your therapist will work with you to develop strategies to help your child build important skills such as sitting, crawling, standing, walking, running and jumping. Guided strategies that you can use at home and/or daycare will also be provided. Strategies will be adjusted over time as your child learns new skills and is able to function more independently.

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

The Magic of Play – From birth, children are eager to play, explore and learn. They learn to explore and interact with their surroundings through rolling, crawling, walking, running and jumping…all through play. It’s the playing that prepares them for adulthood.

Some children face developmental challenges meeting their milestones, making it difficult for them to interact, learn, explore and play.

Physical Therapy is recommended for children who are not meeting their milestones, for example, not crawling by 3-6 months, not sitting by 6-9 months, not crawling by 9-12 months, not walking by 12-16 months or running by 24 months.

Because we specialize in treating children, therapy is based on play activities in their natural environment (home, daycare, babysitter’s) utilizing balls, blocks, swings, riding toys, trampolines, and other age-appropriate toys.

Our goal is to help you and your child achieve their milestones, participate in family routines, play and grow like you would want them to and get them ready for pre-school.

When does Physical Therapy help?

Your child can benefit from Physical Therapy for a variety of reasons such as:

  • My child is 3 months but is not able to hold his or her head
  • My 3-month-old child tilts her head to the left. At first, I thought it was cute, now I’m concerned that she’s not able to look in other directions and she’s getting a flat head.
  • My child is 6 months and is not rolling over
  • My child is 9 months but is still not sitting or crawling yet
  • My child is a year old but is still not standing yet
  • My child is 18 months but is not walking yet
  • My child is clumsy and falls often
  • My child is not able to keep up with his or her peers at the playground
  • Our son just got diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Who can help him?
  • Our child has a diagnosis of Down’ Syndrome. How can Physical Therapy help?

When your child is not meeting their developmental milestones or receives a diagnosis with long term implications, Savoy Therapy can partner with you in helping you achieve their milestones through therapy and home programming, one step at a time.

Our Pediatric Therapy services can help with the following:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Developmental Delays
  • Autism
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Club Foot
  • Milestone Delays

Our Therapists are registered therapist and credentialed through State of Illinois Early Intervention Program to provide therapy.

We are here to help you and your child through therapy, home program and communicating with your Pediatrician and other specialists to reach their maximum potential. Contact Savory Therapy for a free home assessment.