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Quantum LEEP Academy is a space where multiple disciplines, can come together with educators to provide a wholistic approach to education, blending academics and social emotional learning.

Our Relationship with LEEP Forward

Quantum LEEP Academy is an independent school program for children K-8th grade , we work hand in hand with LEEP Forward Inc. LEEP Forward is a therapeutic clinic. LEEP Forward team members provide therapeutic services for the Quantum LEEP Academy students.  The LEEP Forward clinicians function as an in house therapeutic team to support our teachers & students throughout the programming day. 

Our Model

Quantum LEEP Academy believes education can be individually designed for each student, and the parents who send their children want to be part of that change.  With a neuro-diversity based approach to education, LEEP Forward and Quantum LEEP Academy focus on creating environments where children can thrive.  The program serves as an innovation platform, where teachers, multi-discipline therapists and educators work together to develop curriculums with a focus not only on academics but emotional growth.  The LEEP experience helps integrate the right and left brain equally to build skills needed in our evolving technology focused world.  Individualized curriculums are built to engage each child with hands-on learning that promote strong communication skills, collaboration, creativity, flexibility, and problem solving. 

Additional Services:

  • Developmental Therapy 

  • Social Groups

  • Transitional Education/IEP Support

  • Parent Coaching 

  • Sibling Groups

  • Counseling

  • Summer Camps

  • Inclusive Programming

  • Respite Care/Family Retreats   

  • Academic Tutoring

  • Before and after school care

  • Clubs

  • Therapeutic Groups

  • Lunch Program

  • Individual Therapy Services

  • Field Trip costs

  • Summer Programming

Speech Language Pathology

The speech-language pathology department boasts a team of ASHA certified therapists who are able to offer standardized and dynamic evaluations, develop treatment plans that align with the unique needs of children and families, and implement a range of evidence-based practices. SLPs at LEEP Forward provide therapies that focus on:

 

  • The building blocks of language—regulation, joint attention, engagement, reciprocal communication, and shared meaning.

  • Language Comprehension & Production

  • Cognition and Play

  • Literacy (reading and writing)

  • AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)

  • Feeding and Swallowing concerns (including “picky eating”)

  • Social Language & Cognition

  • Voice and Fluency disorders

  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Executive Function challenges

 

At the core of the speech language pathology department is the DIR® Floortime model, guiding the way our therapists promote relating, thinking, and communicating in young children. Our therapists also rely heavily on the guiding principles of Developmental Language Models. These theoretical frameworks represent some of the most developed and highly-researched thoughts on the acquisition of communication and language. All of our therapists receive training in these areas.

 

Additionally, our therapists are trained in various other approaches including: PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Motor Phonetic Targets), LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning), SOS approach to feeding, food chaining, Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking Curriculum, Interactive Metronome, Meaning-based Literacy Instruction, and Advanced levels of DIR training.

Applied Behavior Analysis

LEEP has ABA Services both in-home, in our clinic, and in school. With this service a LEEP,  Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) will work directly with your child  under supervision of a BCBA and 

consultations with other professionals, including Occupational Therapists,  Speech Language Pathologists, Developmental, Therapists,  and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) at LEEP  stresses the importance of play as a child’s main occupation. Our therapists are trained in creating activities that are crucial to childhood as a foundation for success and independence in play, socialization, learning, visual motor tasks, fine motor skills, & daily living skills.

OT at LEEP stresses the importance of following a child’s lead in a sensory motor framework to reach the individual clinical goals each child has. Parents, teachers, & all professionals on the child’s team are quickly included to create a comprehensive view of the child and support in the most collaborative way we can.

Our therapists are trained in the DIR® Floortime model, Sensory Integration Therapy, SIPT certification, Vital Links Therapeutic Listening, Astronaut Training and other modalities that incorporate sensory integration into their practice.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) is geared for all children to work on the foundational skills of their gross motor development. The therapy integrates balance, coordination, gait, strength (core, legs, arms), motor planning, postural control and alignment, range of motion, mobility and safety. Therefore, our physical therapist looks at how each child moves to incorporate all the necessary components of gross motor development. Goals are often focused on increasing independent movement, improving safe and efficient mobility, and overall large movement play skills.

 

Employing the principles of the DIR® Floortime model, physical therapy is individualized for each child’s unique strengths and challenges. The therapist meets the child at their developmental level, while supporting independent movement and positive relationships to help the child move safely and efficiently in their world. The therapist will work with you to create a home exercise program that fits the needs of your family and child. 

Academic

Support

Quantum LEEP Academy not only offers school services at our location, but we also know we may not be the right fit. We can assist your family with transitional services/IEP support, therapeutic academic tutoring, or classroom aide placement. 

Social Work

Mental Health at LEEP Forward, Inc. supports the social emotional well being of both children and their families by addressing life’s stressors in a caring and confidential environment.  By focusing on the child’s strengths and following their lead, social work support allows children to build healthy foundations for social emotional growth. Supporting children and their families to build positive and enriching relationships increases understanding of behaviors and allows for more joyful and engaging moments. This may more specifically include addressing a variety of areas such as behavioral concerns, family dynamics, school environment and academic readiness, forming and sustaining positive peer relationships, dealing with crisis, and functional emotional development.

In addition to being a Basic DIR® Floortime Provider through ICDL, our social worker is a certified Rainbows Facilitator, providing services to children experiencing changes in the family structure such as divorce, separation, grief, deployment, or other trauma.

Please see the following resource for additional information:

http://rainbows.org/

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Quantum LEEP Academy

1447 W. Montrose

Chicago, IL. 60613

(773) 944-0864