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Resource List

Evanston CASE “Parent-Endorsed” Resources

The resources on this list are not endorsed by Evanston CASE, Inc., but rather are compiled from the thoughtful recommendations of our parents. Please note that everyone has different experiences. The resource providers on this list may not be best for your individual child. Resources are being updated all the time. Check back or contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for.


Shira Raviv Schwartz, Shira Schwartz Educational Consulting, advocacy and tutoring available.

Pepi Silverman, M.Ed., Ph.D. (ABD) at Bridge Educational Advocacy.

Alissa Levy-Chung, PhD, clinical psychologist and advocate.

Pam Labellarte. From Advocacy to Action.

Anne Marie Robinson.  Matt Cohen and Associates.

Amyra Weissberg Henry, LCSW, ACSW.

Sarah Collela.  C-Squared Educational Advocacy and Consulting, (Particular expertise inTwice-Exceptionality)


Anxiety/Panic Treatment 

Panic/Anxiety Recovery Center (PARC).


Autism Treatment / Services

Autism ABA Therapy, Comprehensive Early Autism Services.

Pediatric Developmental Center,

Have Dreams

Autism Family Center

Pediatric Developmental Center.


Behavioral Consultants and Therapists

Jim Kling, Alternative Teaching, (312) 953-9629

Gwen Fiske, Mason Intervention,

AFG Guidance Center.  Offers Neurobehavioral Therapy.

Lisa Belgrad, LCSW,  Provides in-home parent coaching to manage challenging behaviors. BCBS PPO (847)835-1770 ext. 228.



Chiropractic First,



Jason Glick at North Shore Dentistry for Children. 1560 Sherman Ave, Ste 610, Evanston, Illinois 60201


Developmental Disability Services

The Center for Independent Futures. 1015 Davis Street Evanston, IL 60201  847.328.2044


Developmental Pediatricians/Pediatricians

Dr. Peter Smith, Univ of Chicago,

Dr. Evora Brent 1000 Central Street, Evanston,

Dr. Sarah Bauer, Lurie Children’s Hospital,

Dr. Cesar Ochoa, Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Cathy DiVincenzo, KidsFirst Pediatric Partners.

Dr. Alan Rosenblatt,

Driver’s Education

NorthShore University Health System, Rehab Services/Outpatient Occupational Therapy 847-570-1260

Dyslexia/Reading Intervention and Assessment

Terrie Briggs, Ed.D., Tim Bridgman, M.A. Learning Disabilities. Banner Literacy.

Redwood Literacy (Dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, executive functioning).


Educational Consultants / Post High School Transition Specialists 

Jordan and Jill Burstein, JJB Educational Consulting, Inc.

Karen Mabie, Therapeutic Educational Consultant, The School Solution.

Kim Jenkins, LCSW. One Oak Therapeutic Consulting. 773-288-9156

Educational Therapists

James Bendorf, M.Ed.,  Make School Better–m.ed..html

Susan Newman, M.A., ET/P, Learning How to Learn. 1960C Lincoln St, Evanston. (847) 869-6151


Executive Functioning Coaches/Therapists/Programs

AFG Guidance Center.  ADHD coaching therapy.

Beyond Booksmart.  Elementary through college age executive function coaching.

Rush Neurobehavioral Education Department.


Learning Disabilities

Jordi Kleiner, Ph.D., ET/P, Northshore Learning Clinic

Beyond Book Smart (Executive Function Skills)

Lindamood Bell, Deerfield Center.


Life Skills / Post High School Transition

Center for Independent Futures



Dr. Jeffrey O’Koon, O’Koon Psychology Group

Dr. Lori Tall, Center for Comprehensive Neurobehavioral Care,

Dr. Margot Touris, 910 Skokie Blvd. Suite 207b, Northbrook, (847) 564-3443

Northwestern Center for Audiology, Speech-Language, and Learning. Speech-language and psychoeducational evaluations.

Dr. Warren Rosen, PhD.

Dr. Peter Rastrelli, PhD. Psychoeducational Resource Services.

Dr. Heidi Hamernik, PhD, P.C.

Dr. Marjorie Getz, Educational Consulting and Evaluation (ECES), Advocate Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Katherine Holt, PsyD. Gersten Center Behavioral Health


OT / PT / Speech

Kick Start Pediatric Therapy Group. OT, SLD, Developmental Therapy, EI.

Beth Osten and Associates,

Wee Speech, Lisa Barich, PT; Julie Levin, SLP; Laura Drower, SLP

North Shore Pediatric Therapy

Center for Audiology, Speech. Language and Communication, Northwestern University (Bilingual, also recommended for wide-ranging evaluations)

Comprehensive SLP,

Timber Ridge Pediatric Therapy. Laura Goltz, OT; Maria Koumantos, OT.

Gloria Levin and Mara Levin, OT’s trained in Floor Time: Gloria Levin & Associates, (847) 251-1717

Sweeney, Augustin, and Associates, SLP.


Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmologists/Ophthalmologists 

Dr. Marylin Mets, Lurie Children’s Hospital,

Dr. Deborah Fishman, Ophthalmologist, Pediatric Eye Associates.


Psychiatrists — Child and Adolescent

Dr. Trixie Margaret Lipke, NorthShore Medical Group.

Dr. Scott Feldman.  1840 Oak Ave. Ste 203N, Evanston.  773-343-5437 (Takes insurance)

Dr. Mandy Evans, Northshore Univ. Health,

Dr. Alfreda Grosrenaud, AFG Guidance Center,

Dr. Miroslaw Walo, Advocate Health, Skokie,

Dr. Neil Fialkow

Dr. Gaebler-Spira, Rehab Institute of Chicago.

Dr. Anna Ivanenko, 495 Central Ave., Northfield, IL 60093. (847) 251-1046


Reading/Dyslexia Intervention

Banner Literacy. Provide assessment and intervention.


Recreation/Adaptive Sports/Arts

Rehab Institute of Chicago, Caring for Kids Program,

Institute for Therapy Through the Arts.

Chicago Children’s Theatre, Red Kite Project.

Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding Center. Hippotherapy.


Social Skills

Chava Alpert, MSW, LCSW. Social Endeavors

Mara Lane, M.S., CCC/SLP, Comprehensive SLP, (social thinking/pragmatic language group therapy)

SociAbility Chicago. Genevieve Thornton, Psy. D., Northbrook. Individual and group social skills therapy for elementary through high school.


Special Education Attorneys

Moran Center for Youth Advocacy (pro bono legal services)

Equip for Equality (pro bono legal / advocacy services)

Micki Moran, The Child and Family Law Center

Charlie Fox, The Law Offices of Charles P. Fox

Matt Cohen and Associates

Deborah Pergament, Children’s Law Group:


Swimming Lessons


Wildkit Swimming, Learn to Swim program.

Goldfish Swim School, Evanston.


Therapists / Counseling / Mental Health / Social Work / Psychologists

David Hauser, PhD. Houser Family Therapy.

Alissa Levy-Chung, PhD. Clinical psychologist, advocate.

Theresa Herring, MS, AMFT. Centered Connections. Marriage and family therapy.

Rick Simon, M.Ed., LCPC,

Susan Sholtes, LCSW (recommended for young children) Sholtes & Assoc., Ltd.

Cognitive Solutions Learning Center (Therapy for ADD/ADHD, LD, anxiety, depression and PTSD)

Katelyn Varhely, PsyD. 114 Kedzie St., Evanston, IL. (847) 334-3478

Psychoeducational Resources Center, 5225 Old Orchard Road, Skokie

The Josselyn Center, (mental and behavioral health services)

Bridges Program, Northshore University Health

Rebecca Keiffer, LCSW.  2530 Crawford Ave., Suite 311, Evanston, IL  60201  224-600-2531

Chava Alpert, MSW, LCSW. Social Endeavors. (social work/ behavior therapy)

Marge Morris (In-home therapy), (847) 864-4919.

Liz Hletko, PsyD. (anxiety, OCD and tic disorders) Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Evanston, IL  (312) 756-0162

Dori Mages, LCSW.  North Shore Family Services.

Arica Barton, LCPC, Youth Services Advocate, FREE Family Therapy. 847-424-5451 

Mr. Carey Rand, LCSW.  Associates in Psychotherapy  Takes United HealthCare insurance.


Therapeutic/Residential Placement Consultants

Karen Mabie, NCSP, CEP School Consultation Services, LLC.


Anissa Upshaw, MBA, MAT, WDP, private tutoring.  Certified in Wilson Reading System. (630) 207-9291.

Tim Bridgman, Banner Literacy. (for disorders of written expression).

Tracy Loland, teacher and LCSW.

Kaitlin Feriante, Wilson tutor.

Adria Leno SLP and certified Spell-Links tutor. Communicate and Connect Therapy: 312-208-8266

James Bendorf, M.Ed.,  Make School Better–m.ed..html

Dale Davison.  Executive Function Coach.">

The House – World’s First Tutoring Lounge.  Fee-based, in Glencoe.



Dr. Debra Fishman or Dr. Lisa Verderber, Pediatric Eye Associates.

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