The only program of its kind

Discover why CST Academy is Chicago’s Top Therapeutic Preschool Program

 

Guided by a multidisciplinary team

The most comprehensive level of care to meet a child’s multisensory needs

 

Guaranteed progress

Our evidence-based practices ensure success for every child at CST Academy

Services We Provide

Speech
Therapy

Social & Play
Groups

Early Start Denver Model

Occupational Therapy

Feeding
Therapy

ABA
Therapy

Behavioral
Therapy

Sensory
Integration

Why Us

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Multisensory Approach to Learning

Each of our classrooms is strategically planned to include extensive sensory toys and other tools to improve the developmental skills of our children.

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What People Are Saying

I can’t say enough good things about this program! My kids love Karen and the teachers are all so caring and engaging. This preschool program will have an incredible impact on your child’s speech and language! Thanks CST Academy!

I can’t say enough good things about this program!

CST is one of a kind! This is an incredible program with incredible staff. I loved my time at CST and being involved in CSTA was an unbelievable opportunity. Every activity is designed to maximize outcomes while the child has a blast learning. The children are truly cared for by the staff and treated with individualized, personal goals, which result in amazing speech and language gains. I would highly recommend CST therapists and CSTA for any child!

I would highly recommend CST therapists and CSTA for any child!

I worked with CST Academy over a period of about 10 months. They are absolutely incredible! I also referred a friend to their program and the progress his child made just blew him away! Usually, I don’t write reviews unless I feel strongly compelled one way or the other, and in this case I do! You cannot go wrong here. I would not trust my children to anyone else. Call them and see for yourself. I have seen other programs and there is just no comparison.

I have seen other programs and there is just no comparison

This program will work wonders for your child’s speech and language. Think of this as a preschool with a language focus. It is run and taught by top-notch speech language pathologists. I personally know the instructors. Each and every instructor is knowledgeable in the field, kind, and has a passion for teaching children! It is an amazing concept.

This program will work wonders for your child’s speech and language.

From observing multiple days of CST academy, it is evident that it is an incredible program. Highly trained speech-language pathologists run the program. It tailors to each kid specifically within a group setting, so the children make unbelievable gains! I highly recommend CST academy to anyone who is considering it!

I highly recommend CST academy to anyone who is considering it!

CST is a life-changing environment. We could not be more grateful to Mandy, Nainee, Lauren and the entire staff. Our son finished 8 months here in May and it was very difficult saying goodbye. From the moment you and your child walk through the doors, they are encouraging, loving and supportive at all times. Within days, we saw massive changes in our son’s language, play and demeanor. He is exponentially more social, interactive and happy because of his time spent at CST. We will sorely miss everyone here, but are beyond grateful that they have helped him gain the tools necessary to continue on his preschool journey.

Within days, we saw massive changes in our son’s language

I recently observed the speech-language pathologists at the CST academy, and I was extremely impressed. As a future SLP, I have observed several clinicians and those at CST are definitely the most advanced in their field. In the academy, the SLPs tailor the lessons to each child and prepare children to interact with peers in a group setting. Most importantly, it is obvious that the SLPs have a passion for working with children. I highly recommend the CST academy!

I was extremely impressed

I had my son enrolled here for the summer of 2016. What a wonderful experience! Great teachers and a fun, safe environment. It was great being able to watch my son in the class without him knowing, so I wasn’t a distraction. The entire staff was always available and willing to give me updates or just chat about ways to help my son speak. While he was only enrolled for apx 6 weeks, I know that he benefitted greatly from the school setting and having 3 trained speech therapists work with him during each class.

What a wonderful experience!

5 stars for CST Academy! This program is absolutely wonderful. The speech-language pathologists that run the program dedicate so much time and energy towards making this class so incredible and it definitely shows. The kids have a blast and learn so much. The teachers really go above and beyond to understand each and every child enrolled in the program and spend even more time coming up with individual plans and ways to help each child. It really is incredible!

This program is absolutely wonderful.

CST Academy is truly a life-changing, one-of-a-kind program! The speech therapists and supporting teachers put their hearts and souls into this program and it really shows! The children love all the unique activities and learn so much along-side their peers. The teachers go above and beyond to attend to each child’s needs, while incorporating structured and unstructured group activities. I highly recommend CST Academy to anyone!

I highly recommend CST Academy to anyone!

CST Academy is an amazing program for those kiddos who might need additional speech and language support. The program is run by an exceptional group of SLP’s who have a passion for kids. The SLP’s are kind, trustworthy and dedicated to helping these children communicate to the best of their ability! The environment at CST Academy is clean, professional and upbeat! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a speech and language focused day program for their kiddos!

I would definitely recommend it to anyone

I love that you work as a team and I love the small class size so she doesn’t get lost or ignored. That makes my heart happy. You never want your child to not be understood and frustrated, and I really feel comfortable enough to let her be there and not be worried about that. You all have it under control, and I can let go of mommy control for a few hours each week. It’s awesome!

I love that you work as a team

It is incredible to see me son thriving in your program – there is nothing else like it in the city! The additional speech and language support he receives is just what he needs. I am over the moon that such an individualized approach is taken with each child. I sing your praises to every parent I meet!

I sing your praises to every parent I meet!

Thank you so much for all that you have done for our family. I see how much you care and are devoted to these kids, you do a great job managing all their little personalities and each of their individual needs. I could never do what you do for a career! You are so amazing at it, and I’m so glad you communicate with your team so I don’t have to try and keep up with who knows what and remembering to tell the other person something.

Thank you so much for all that you have done for our family.

Thank you! Our daughter absolutely loves going to CST Academy! She talks about her little class so much – one morning I overheard her saying that she cannot wait to get to school! What a great feeling to have as a parent – it brings me a special kind of peace.

What a great feeling to have as a parent