​Congratulations to Miss Ariel for completing  

impact concussion training

Developmental Screening vs Occupational Therapy Evaluation

How do you decide which is appropriate?

If you answer YES to two or more of these questions, no screening is needed and a full OT evaluation is recommended.

1.  Does your pediatrician have concerns?

2.  Does your child's teacher/daycare provider

     have concerns?

​3.  Does your child have an IEP / receive OT at


4. Does your child present with aggresive


5.  Does your child have difficulty with daily


    (5/6 year olds should be physically

     independent at home, school, and in the


6.  Does your child have a diagnosis?

7.  Have the concerning behaviors been

     persisting for longer than a month?

8.  Does your child demonstrate extreme

     sensory sensitivities or seeking behaviors?

Bal-A-Vis-X is a series of Balance/Auditory/Vision/Exercises of varied complexity, most of which are rooted in rhythm.  The exercises require full-body coordination and focused attention.  The program utilizes beanbags, racquetballs, and balance boards.  Bal-A-Vis-X also incorporates multiple principles and actions from Educational Kinesiology.

Therapeutic Links is an Occupational Therapist owned and directed private practice with over 25 years experience.

Our staff is dedicated to helping children and their families improve everyday functioning and enhance meaningful occupations of life.  We use play as a vehicle for meeting the children's needs and strive to equip our students with specific skills, tools, and resources they need to reach their greatest potential. 

We pride ourselves on working collaboratively with your child's team of teachers,private professionals, and caregivers.

998 Progress Drive
Grayslake, IL 60030
(847) 548-3458
(847) 548-3459  fax


New McHenry Location:
​665 Ridgeview Dr.  McHenry, IL 60050

Free Screenings

**see questionnaire to the right on this page.

Therapeutic Links Offers a FREE screening for children five years of age and under!  Occupational Therapy treatment may include working on:

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
    • balance
    • coordination
    • ball skills
  • Hyperactivity or low energy
  • Maintaining attention and focus
  • Sensitivity to touch, sounds, smells, movements, etc.

Direct Collaboration with Speech and Physical Therapists.
Click here for more information or 
see resources tab for referrals

World Autism Awareness Day, observed on April 2, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health priority. Every year on World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks celebrates its international

“Light It Up Blue” campaign. 

Spreads awareness and understanding of autism
Celebrates and honors the unique talents and skills of people with autism
Brings attention to the needs of all people with autism


How does clapping help with timing in the brain?  Find out by watching this video about Interactive Metronome.  Click below to learn more:

MNRI (R) is a comprehensive set of programs that focus on motor reflex and sensory system integration.  The primary focus of the MNRI Method is to support the integration process of primary motor reflex patterns regardless of a person's condition or age.  

OT in the Gymnastics Setting

  • Sensory Integration
  • Strengthening and Coordination
  • Sequencing and Following Directions
  • Held at Ultimate Gymnastics in Gurnee

Aquatic Therapy

​​60 minute Occupational therapy sessions

  • Insurance reimbursable
  • 1:1 sessions with a certified/registered OT and Aquatic therapist
  • Available for infants through adult.
  • Held at the Rec Plex in Pleasant Prairie, WI