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The Illinois Developmental Therapy Association is here as a source for developmental therapists and the public on  all things related to child development and developmental delays in the early years of life.

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My favorite movie growing up was Mary Poppins. If you have seen it perhaps you can recall the scene where the wind shifts and changes direction. Things become quite chaotic and you get the feeling that impending doom is near. As I write this, I can almost hear the wind howling at us...

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Seeking Nominations for the 2020 Wehman Award of Excellence




The Wehman Award of Excellence is awarded by the Illinois Developmental Therapy Association to a developmental therapist who consistently exemplified excellence in their work with integrity and embodies our early intervention principles.

Do you know such a developmental therapists? Help us honor and celebrate this individual at our next IDTA Conference by nominating them for the Wehman Award of Excellence. The Following are the qualifications of someone who displays exemplary work in the field and should be considered for nomination:

  • Has been working as a Developmental Therapist for a minimum of 7 years
  • Families served by this DT report a high level of satisfaction
  • Exemplifies best practices consistent with EI principles
  • Demonstrates a high level of passion in their work as a DT
  • Provides service with a high level of integrity
  • Participates in leadership or advocacy roles in the field
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Seeking Nominations for the 2020 Benny D Rising Star Award






The IDTA is committed to honoring those who are dedicated and passionate about advocating for and serving young children and their families while upholding a strong standard of service delivery. That is why we created the Benny D Rising Star Award. Benny Delgado was the President of the IDTA for over 8 years. During his time, he passionately mentored DT’s, especially those who were new to the field. He believed that the role of the DT was one that was essential in EI. Benny strove for excellence in all he did during his term as the IDTA President, and his impact on the field will forever be noted as that which propelled the field forward and garnered respect by many. Benny is a pioneer in the field and represents that which we at the IDTA believe we should all strive toward. The Benny D Rising Star Award is intended to honor a DT who has been in the field for less than 5 years and exhibits a high standard of integrity, and commitment to advancing the excellence, education, and ethical standards of the Developmental Therapist while upholding our EI principles.

Do you know such a developmental therapist? Help us honor and celebrate this individual at our next IDTA Conference by nominating them for the Benny D Rising Star Award. 

The following are the qualifications we are looking for in a potential recipient of the Benny D Rising Star Award:

• Has been working as a Developmental Therapist for 5 years or less.

• Families served by this DT report a high level of satisfaction

• Exhibits strong family-centered practices in their work as a DT

• Exemplifies best practices consistent with EI principles

• Demonstrates a high level of passion in their work as a DT

• Actively researches and seeks out mentorship to learn how to be the best DT

• Participates in volunteer and advocacy roles in the field

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Resource of the Month

The Emotional Life of the Toddler

Alicia F. Lieberman Simon & Schuster, 2018

And you thought your days were rough. Being a toddler is like riding a roller coaster of emotions every day! In this new and revised version of the much loved original work, Dr. Lieberman examines the up-and-down emotional ride that... Read More

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  Updates from the Field!

Attention all Developmental Therapists! Child & Family Connections #20 in Effingham, IL currently is experiencing a shortage of Developmental Therapists in several of the counties they serve. They especially need DTs in the Christian County area, where they are in high need of credentialed DT evaluators and direct service providers. CFC #20 has had particularly high caseloads over the last couple of years and this could be a great opportunity for those to fill their caseloads or new DTs build a caseload. 

For more information please contact CFC #20. Phone: 217-318-3512 or 888-459-5437 

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