This is the only clinic I would choose for my kids. Also, the only emotional & play-based clinic that I know of in the Chicago area – and in such a unique space! The staff are amazing & genuinely care for & connect with the children, making them feel safe & loved, while also encouraging their growth! As a nanny, I really appreciate Amy Zier’s mission to include & educate all caregivers to coordinate care – it makes such a difference. I have personally learned so much! , especially the DIR method (& incorporated it with all my children) I’ve personally witnessed so much growth in the little ones. – Michelle B.
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This is truly a wonderful and life-changing place. We started coming here for summer camp and loved it so much that we continued on after camp with therapy 2 times a week. One of my kids has some sensory sensitivities and another is very “spirited.” My kids ask me all the time if they can live at AZA with Katie and Mr. V because they love them and the house so much. If you had asked me a year ago if I thought OT would help my kids I probably would have said no but our experience of therapy AZA has helped our whole family. AZA is doing something very unique in their work with families and kids combining OT and counseling. The therapists tune into what the kids need physically as well as emotionally and socially. It has made a significant difference in our family’s life. -Sarah G
Amy Zier and Assoc. has been a true life saver for me and my son who has some developmental delays! I absolutely love the floor time model that this practice applies, where the children are brought into their natural environment of “PLAY”. I do not know what I would have done without Katie guiding me along the way; she is always available, willing, and completely comforting as my young son continues to grow and change. I am truly lucky to have landed upon such a open and welcoming practice right in the heart of Lincoln Park. They are the premier pediatric OT practice in Chicago…period!! –Michael T.