Speech-language therapy for Children and Adults

Specialists in play & social communication, autism, echolalia, language & stuttering
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Please note we are offering BOTH in person appointments and teletherapy at this time. 

Immediate daytime availability.  Possible waitlist for after school and evening hours.

ABOUT US

Social Butterfly Speech Therapy, Inc. is a private speech-language clinic serving the western suburbs of Chicago. Our speech-language practice specializes in treating adults and children with communication challenges. Our practice was founded by speech-language pathologist, Alexandria Laris Zachos, in 2009.  We strive to be the best at what we do and continue to educate ourselves to provide top-notch therapy that delivers results. 

Serving the communities of Addison, Burr Ridge, Bolingbrook, Brookfield, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, LaGrange, Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Oak Park, Westchester, Western Springs, Wheaton, Westmont, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and Naperville. 

SOCIAL BUTTERFLY SPEECH THERAPY

OUR UNIQUE PRACTICE

Social Butterfly is unique.  We are a small, boutique private practice.  You will ALWAYS speak directly to a speech-language pathologist before your first appointment.  The scope of practice for the speech-language pathologist is huge.  We don't do it all, but what we do do we do very well! We are specialists in a few niche areas.  We strive to provide the very best, evidence based therapy in these areas.  When we work with children we take a child-led, family-centered approach.  Our experienced and knowledgeable clinicians have advanced training and specialize in the following areas:

 

  • Adult and pediatric stuttering

  • Delayed echolalia & the communication and feeding challenges associated with autism

  • Play and social communication 

  • Expressive and receptive language disorders and delays

SCRIPTING (DELAYED ECHOLALIA)

Does your child echo or script to communicate? Do they repeat questions, books or movies, but have a hard time producing spontaneous utterances? Have you tried different therapies and techniques but don't see improvement? PLEASE check out Natural Language Acquisition.  If this sounds like your child and you are curious to hear about using this approach, contact us!

OUR SOCIAL COMMUNICATION
GROUPS

Our social language groups target all areas of communication that affect socializing and friendship.  Special focus is given to game play, conversation skills (initiating, maintaining a topic, asking questions and making comments) and nonverbal language (body language, gestures). As of 9/2021 all social groups are being held virtually via telehealth.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Social Butterfly has partnered with The Balanced Kid, Inc. The Balanced Kid's pediatric OT services specialize in quality evaluations, treatment planning, direct therapy, parent education and support, and professional collaboration with team members. They offer therapy in a sensory-rich environment to best support clients' needs to reach their fullest potential in all areas of functional daily living. Social Butterfly regularly collaborates and offers co-treats with OT in both the Westmont and Naperville locations. Contact TBK to learn more.