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Parent Resources

Welcome to our resources page!

We hope you find this information helpful. Call us anytime for a free consultation or screening, or just to ask a few questions about the information you find here! Our office locations are located in Orland Park and Aurora - Naperville, IL.

Growth Milestones

Learn how to identify the important milestones your child should reach as they grow!

Trusted Professionals

Therapists at BDI Playhouse value collaboration with all individuals who are part of the child’s support team.

The professionals listed have been utilized by many of our patients and have reported positive experiences. BDI is not in legal partnership with any of these organizations, but would like to make you aware of their services. 

Grant Information

There are many great organizations who have generously provided financial support to our families in need.

BDI is not formally affiliated with these groups, but we are happy to share this information for consideration or potential application. 

Bike Riding

This could be the year! Is your child ready to ride?

Riding a bike is an important milestone for any child! It fosters a sense of pride, self assurance, and independence like no other skill and provides a thrill that every child should be able to experience.

Toe Walking

Toe Walking occurs when kids walk on their tiptoes. It can be normal for a new walker to begin toe walking. However, as the child’s walking matures, they should not be toe walking.

If toe walking occurs past the age of two, please consult with one of our Occupational or Physical Therapists.

Read on to find out why toe walking is a big deal!

Foot Pronation

What is Pronation? Think of your foot as being the foundation of your house. Flaws in the foundation can cause damage to the rest of the structure. Pronation is when the middle of the foot collapses inward. This is sometimes referred to as “low arches” or "flat feet".

Read on to learn more about improper foot alignment and what can be done about it!

School and Private Intervention

Two very different approaches working together for the best possible outcome! Read this to learn more about the differences between the two!

Tummy Time

Have you thought about how you're positioning your baby when they sit, lay down & play? Learn how to posture your baby to optimally support their development!

Have any questions? We have answers!

See what others have to say...

    review rating 5  Ms. Keishla is our sons physical therapist. She is always so nice, patient, understanding, and professional. We brought our son to BDI since was 7 weeks old for Torticollis. He has improved greatly from PT. She gave great evidenced based recommendations to apply at home and answered many of our questions. We also took sign language with Ms. Amy and she was wonderful too. Highly recommended!

    thumb Irene Cheung
    10/04/2019

    review rating 5  My son has been going to BDI since he was one year old. He took his very first steps there and has so many "firsts" thanks to the wonderful therapists who work tirelessly to help him meet milestones. I truly attribute so much of his recovery to the team here! We all are so grateful for BDI!

    thumb Renee Scafidi
    9/12/2017

    review rating 5  Janis and her team are a highly skilled, professional group of clinicians. They value a multi-disciplinary approach to best meet the needs of their clients. BDI is a trusted referral source for my practice, and I am happy to recommend their services.

    thumb Lisa Konick
    10/01/2018