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The CI Way: Tantalizing Teal, Lollipops, and Lots of Play!

This is our third and final installment of our getting started blog series!


CI is the largest private pediatric therapy clinic in the Midwest. What began as a single speech and language pathologist in 2005 has now grown into a team of over 100 passionate, experienced, and dedicated staff in a variety of disciplines across six clinic locations. ---

Those stats sound impressive, and we are undoubtedly proud of the company.

But what really makes us proud?

The giggles of a kiddo having a blast in therapy. The look of relief from a dad who gets an hour to run an errand or drink a cup of coffee—uninterrupted. The tears that well in up a mom’s eyes when she learns her kiddo tried a new food during therapy. The sibling who excitedly runs into CI as if it's their second home.

We pride ourselves in delivering quality family-centered care. And that lived out by each of our staff members is our driving force. We aim to be advocates, cheerleaders, and a support system for each of our families. We are here to celebrate the victories (big & small).

And when it’s one of those days where nothing seems to be going right, and tears of frustration replace the ones of joy, we’re here, too. Don’t worry, CI is a safe place for your child to have a meltdown. And we’ll have a hot cup of coffee waiting for you (or a lollipop....who says candy is just for kids?!). We rub shoulders with the strongest, most resilient families. And it is our privilege to serve you.

Who Are We?

  • We believe in a play-based approach. We are experts at disguising hard work as fun. Because who thinks they’re working hard when a physical therapy session can become an adventurous ride on a magic carpet?
  • We are strengths-based. What does your child love to do? We have a way to make it therapeutic!
  • We believe in collaboration. It takes a village, and we want to work alongside all of the members of your child’s team.
  • We are evidence-based. There is always more to learn, and while we are always learning from each other, we also stay up-to-date on the latest research. We even give staff time off to attend conferences!
  • We are family-centered. We’ve been known to ride the elevator up and down (more times than we can count) to occupy a younger sibling while a therapist recapped the session with mom.

So, who are we?
We think one of our staff said it best:

“CI is more than a therapy clinic—CI is a campground for learning, a party house of fun, and safe haven for families where they feel like they are not drifting alone.”


Check out the other posts in this blog series: Part 1 & Part 2

The CI Way: Tantalizing Teal, Lollipops, and Lots of Play!
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