Greater Chicagoland

We’re a passionate group of pediatric therapists.

Combining pediatric expertise with a heart for family and community.

We provide in-home pediatric OT in Northern Illinois (Lake, McHenry, Cook, DuPage, Kane Counties) and telehealth throughout all of Illinois

Imagine pediatric occupational therapy that is more than one session each week. It’s an experience that facilitates positive changes for your family. You see the ripple effect through your weekly activities and interactions. This is our mission. Not to have sessions that just look nice but leave you dealing with the same problems after we leave. We create a trusting partnership between child, parent, and therapist to work towards change in your daily life.

Our Practice

Adaptations Unlimited is a mobile therapy practice providing early intervention and pediatric occupational therapy services in Northern Illinois. As a community-based practice, each therapist visits the home and community places of the family and child. Pediatric occupational therapy works on addressing the skills of everyday life. For children, this means motor skills, play, sleep, learning new skills, and social interaction. Not in Northern Illinois? Families living in Illinois but outside of our travel range can access our services using telehealth. Our telehealth OT services are a wonderful option if you’re limiting contact with people or environments due to health concerns.

The Story Behind Adaptations Unlimited

Adaptations Unlimited has been in operations for 13 years. Began as solo-practice, founded by Kate Davis, OTD OTR/L to continue her practice in Early Intervention while working in clinics and schools. She started Adaptations as a way to provide pediatric occupational therapy in an innovative way – meeting families where they are: physically and emotionally.

Eventually, Kate transitioned to full time in private practice and then expanded the team in order to empower more practitioners to serve others. Both Kate and the OT manager Sarah take the time to mentor and train each employee in the importance of listening with authentic empathy and honoring each child’s unique pace and interests.

The team is built on the idea of being a conduit of positivity in pediatrics with an emphasis on the early intervention system. Listening to your hopes for your child around bonding, development, and play and finding ways to work towards the goals that are important.

13 years in operation
early intervention, school, and clinic experience
bonding, development, and play
positivity focus

Meet Our Team

We care deeply for every family we work with. We have a big heart for complex cases and families experiencing stress. We have the training and experience to meet every family exactly where they are, and work together to create positive changes. 

– Kate Davis, CEO

As a team, we are committed to…

  • Creating change by doing an exceptional job
  • Providing needed services to families searching for support
  • Working within the context of each environment and situation
  • Following the lead of the child as an active participate
  • Displaying genuine empathy
  • Understanding you and helping you understand your child through the concept of attunement
  • Valuing the power of environment, especially the home and outdoor environments
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Kate Davis, CIMI, OTD OT/L

Hi! I’m a pediatric occupational therapist and CEO/founder of Adaptations Unlimited.

My practice is founded on the idea that by walking alongside the whole family, we make the difference for the child. I’m no stranger to the challenges of a medical crisis. I’ve had to overcome health challenges – both for myself and my family. I don’t know your crisis but I do understand the deeply personal experience of traveling through difficult times. And even the challenges that come from navigating a confusing insurance system.

I am fiercely committed to serving families through providing high-quality occupational therapy services that are practical, transformative, and most of all – tap into each child’s unique interests and strengths. I have extensive training in treating a variety of conditions and strive to educate and empower all families.

The Official Stuff

Early Intervention Credentialed Provider/Evaluator

Certified Timbernook Provider, curriculum writer, and curriculum coordinator for their outdoor experiential learning

Certified Infant Massage Instructor

Speciality in pediatric splinting and dynamic bracing

Speciality training in orthopedics and biomechanics for children including comprehensive courses in shoulder, wrist, hand of the neurologically involved child

Training in sensory processing, DIR/Floortime, and handwriting interventions

Training to conduct advanced pediatric assessments including TIMP, AIMS, and assessment of neurologically involved child

Advanced training to address challenges related to cerebral palsy including hemiplegia-

Courses covering techniques for providing services to pediatric clients with medical complexity

Training in parent coaching and attunement

Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St Louis , BS in neuroscience and psychology from Carthage College

The Fun Stuff

I have a passion for nature and love gardening with my husband and 2 kids. We even keep honeybees and chickens.

I’m always looking for the next roadtrip. In fact, I’m overdue for an adventure.

When I was a child I loved playing outside with my friends. And this frequently included making mud and berry concoctions or hanging out in the woods, building elaborate forts.

I provide evaluations, mentoring and consultations in all counties we serve, ongoing clients in Crystal Lake, Wauconda, Lake Zurich, Island Lake

Kate Davis, CIMI, OTD OT/L

Hi! I’m a pediatric occupational therapist and CEO/founder of Adaptations Unlimited.

My practice is founded on the idea that by walking alongside the whole family, we make the difference for the child. I’m no stranger to the challenges of a medical crisis. I’ve had to overcome health challenges – both for myself and my family. I don’t know your crisis but I do understand the deeply personal experience of traveling through difficult times. And even the challenges that come from navigating a confusing insurance system.

I am fiercely committed to serving families through providing high-quality occupational therapy services that are practical, transformative, and most of all – tap into each child’s unique interests and strengths. I have extensive training in treating a variety of conditions and strive to educate and empower all families.

The Official Stuff

Early Intervention Credentialed Provider/Evaluator

Certified Timbernook Provider, curriculum writer, and curriculum coordinator for their outdoor experiential learning.

Certified Infant Massage Instructor

Speciality in pediatric splinting and dynamic bracing

Speciality training in orthopedics and biomechanics for children including comprehensive courses in shoulder, wrist, hand of the neurologically involved child

Training in sensory processing, DIR/Floortime, and handwriting interventions

Training to conduct advanced pediatric assessments including TIMP, AIMS, and assessment of neurologically involved child

Advanced training to address challenges related to cerebral palsy including hemiplegia-

Courses covering techniques for providing services to pediatric clients with medical complexity

Training in parent coaching and attunement

OTD from Washington University in St Louis , BS in neuroscience and psychology from Carthage College

The Fun Stuff

I have a passion for nature and love gardening with my husband and 2 kids. We even keep honeybees and chickens.

I’m always looking for the next roadtrip. In fact, I’m overdue for an adventure.

When I was a child I loved playing outside with my friends. And this frequently included  making mud and berry concoctions or hanging out in the woods, building elaborate forts.

I provide evaluations, mentoring and consultations in all counties we serve, ongoing clients in Crystal Lake, Wauconda, Lake Zurich, Island Lake

Sarah Stevenson, MSOT, OTR/L, CIMI, OT Manager

As an OT, I love getting to engage kids in play and help them improve their participation in daily routines. Since becoming a mom, I most enjoy the privilege of being allowed into peoples homes and lives. I’m dedicated to support the parent/child bond as we work together to find solutions. It’s my hope that families will feel less stress and find more joy as they go through daily routines and are better able to engage with their child.

The Official Stuff

Early Intervention Credentialed Provider/Evaluator

Certified Infant Massage Instructor able to provide coaching for infant massage

Extensive experience and training helping children with medical complexity

Expertise in addressing child developmental disorders, syndromes, and motor planning difficulties

Focus on parent coaching especially around sleep and healthy routines

Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St Louis

The Fun Stuff

I’m originally from Delaware

I’m left handed for writing but do nearly everything else righty

I attended an interest meeting for college rugby as a joke, and ended up playing for 4 years.

I love to travel and explore new places and cultures – locally and abroad.

Providing therapy services in Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, and surrounding areas

Sarah Stevenson, MSOT, OTR/L, CIMI, OT Manager

As an OT, I love getting to engage kids in play and help them improve their participation in daily routines. Since becoming a mom, I most enjoy the privilege of being allowed into peoples homes and lives. I’m dedicated to support the parent/child bond as we work together to find solutions. It’s my hope that families will feel less stress and find more joy as they go through daily routines and are better able to engage with their child.

The Official Stuff

Early Intervention Credentialed Provider/Evaluator

Certified Infant Massage Instructor able to provide coaching for infant massage

Extensive experience and training helping children with medical complexity

Expertise in addressing child developmental disorders, syndromes, and motor planning difficulties

Focus on parent coaching especially around sleep and healthy routines

Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St Louis

The Fun Stuff

I’m originally from Delaware

I’m left handed for writing but do nearly everything else righty

I attended an interest meeting for college rugby as a joke, and ended up playing for 4 years.

I love to travel and explore new places and cultures – locally and abroad.

Providing therapy services in Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, and surrounding areas

Meghan Griffin, MOT, OTR/L

I love being a pediatric OT because I love to problem solve with families to allow their child to be successful and independent in parent and child valued occupations. I hope to empower parents to feel as though they can be successful in caring for their child and assisting their child in reaching milestones.

The Official Stuff

Early Intervention Credentialed Provider

Experienced with a variety of diagnoses, specifically neurological impairments

Training in positioning and handling, pain management, visual impairments, tone/spasticity management, family education/training, sensory processing and functional communication

Experience with the following interventions: CIMT protocol for hemiplegia, positioning for tone/spasticity, patching/ocular motor exercises for visual impairments, play for social skills and grasp/prehension development

In addition to working in Early Intervention, I work with pediatrics birth-21 in a neuro day rehab setting

Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Elmhurst University

Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a Minor in psychology from the University of Dayton

The Fun Stuff

I grew up the middle child of an older sister and younger brother so I also had a buddy to play with.

Family time continues to be one of my favorite ways to spend my time.

One of my favorite childhood activities was “cooking” in the basement with our playdoh collection

I also enjoy participating in yoga and running with my 4-year-old golden retriever Otie, I love to learn new recipes in the kitchen and learn new songs (mostly Taylor Swift) on the guitar.

Providing therapy services in Chicago


Meghan Griffin, MOT, OTR/L

I love being a pediatric OT because I love to problem solve with families to allow their child to be successful and independent in parent and child valued occupations. I hope to empower parents to feel as though they can be successful in caring for their child and assisting their child in reaching milestones.

The Official Stuff

Early Intervention Credentialed Provider

Experienced with a variety of diagnoses, specifically neurological impairments

Training in positioning and handling, pain management, visual impairments, tone/spasticity management, family education/training, sensory processing and functional communication

Experience with the following interventions: CIMT protocol for hemiplegia, positioning for tone/spasticity, patching/ocular motor exercises for visual impairments, play for social skills and grasp/prehension development

In addition to working in Early Intervention, I work with pediatrics birth-21 in a neuro day rehab setting

Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Elmhurst University

Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a Minor in psychology from the University of Dayton

The Fun Stuff

I grew up the middle child of an older sister and younger brother so I also had a buddy to play with.

Family time continues to be one of my favorite ways to spend my time.

One of my favorite childhood activities was “cooking” in the basement with our playdoh collection

I also enjoy participating in yoga and running with my 4-year-old golden retriever Otie, I love to learn new recipes in the kitchen and learn new songs (mostly Taylor Swift) on the guitar.

Providing therapy services in Chicago


Michelle Abjeuela, MSOT, OTR/L

My work with families is what makes my job as an occupational therapist so rewarding. My best work comes out when I get to form personal relationships and tailor my services. It’s such an honor to watch kiddos grow, develop, and learn. I’ve got some special areas of interest, including infants recently discharged from the NICU, children who have orthopedic differences, and children with neurological diagnoses.

The Official Stuff

Promote engagement and development following child’s lead using DIR Floortime

Specialization in pediatric upper limb loss

Advanced training using therapeutic methods for children in the NICU

Training in how to understand and address primitive reflexes for improved coordination and attention

Education and experience in treatment methods for medically complex children

Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Ohio State

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Ecology from Ohio State

The Fun Stuff

I live in Des Plaines with my husband and two dogs (Remi and Kona).

In my free time, I love to paint, cook, and spend time with family!

My favorite game to play growing up was Hide n Seek. I loved to play that with my brothers in my backyard and climb trees so that they couldn’t find me.

Providing therapy in Glenview, Morton Grove, Itasca, and surrounding areas


Michelle Abjeuela, MSOT, OTR/L

My work with families is what makes my job as an occupational therapist so rewarding. My best work comes out when I get to form personal relationships and tailor my services. It’s such an honor to watch kiddos grow, develop, and learn. I’ve got some special areas of interest, including infants recently discharged from the NICU, children who have orthopedic differences, and children with neurological diagnoses.

The Official Stuff

Promote engagement and development following child’s lead using DIR Floortime

Specialization in pediatric upper limb loss

Advanced training using therapeutic methods for children in the NICU

Training in how to understand and address primitive reflexes for improved coordination and attention

Education and experience in treatment methods for medically complex children

Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Ohio State

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Ecology from Ohio State

The Fun Stuff

I live in Des Plaines with my husband and two dogs (Remi and Kona).

In my free time, I love to paint, cook, and spend time with family!

My favorite game to play growing up was Hide n Seek. I loved to play that with my brothers in my backyard and climb trees so that they couldn’t find me.

Providing therapy in Glenview, Morton Grove, Itasca, and surrounding areas


Rachel Hodges, Developmental Therapist Evaluator

My mission is to empower each family with tools and strategies to teach their child and progress towards their goals.  And when a goal is met, nothing beats witnessing the excitement of the child and family.

With developmental therapy, I help children with a variety of delays/diagnosis by supporting:

Learning

Play skills

Social skills

Pre-academic skills before preschool or kindergarten

The Official Stuff

Early Intervention Credentialed Provider/Evaluator

Developmental therapy is the culmination of my undergraduate and master’s degrees in early childhood education and speech and language development.

I have 8+ years as a developmental therapist with early intervention

I value supporting the other therapists on the team by incorporating their strategies into my sessions.

The Fun Stuff

Since childhood, I’ve loved reading. So much so, that one summer in high school,  I read 14 books!

When not working, you’ll find me boating, swimming at the lake, or baking for others.

Traveling is a big part of my life and so far I’ve visited 14 different countries.


Rachel Hodges, Developmental Therapist Evaluator

My mission is to empower each family with tools and strategies to teach their child and progress towards their goals.  And when a goal is met, nothing beats witnessing the excitement of the child and family.

With developmental therapy, I help children with a variety of delays/diagnosis by supporting:

Learning

Play skills

Social skills

Pre-academic skills before preschool or kindergarten

The Official Stuff

Early Intervention Credentialed Provider/Evaluator

Developmental therapy is the culmination of my undergraduate and master’s degrees in early childhood education and speech and language development.

I have 8+ years as a developmental therapist with early intervention

I value supporting the other therapists on the team by incorporating their strategies into my sessions.

The Fun Stuff

Since childhood, I’ve loved reading. So much so, that one summer in high school,  I read 14 books!

When not working, you’ll find me boating, swimming at the lake, or baking for others.

Traveling is a big part of my life and so far I’ve visited 14 different countries.


Saray Popoca, Practice Manager

You won’t see me in your home but I keep things running behind the scenes for all the therapists. I’m responsible for billing,checking benefits, downloading and filing any documentation needed for therapy.

I feel so thankful to be a part of this team because I believe therapy makes a big difference and I see my role as playing a small but important part. I find it rewarding working for a practice that specializes in early intervention because I know what an impact these services can have during the early years of a child’s life. Plus, I may not get to meet the children but I get inspired just reading about their accomplishments.

The Fun Stuff

I have two children and being a parent inspires me to help other families have an exceptional experience.

My last name is Popoca which comes from the Aztec word Popocatépetl referring to one of two volcanoes in Mexico called Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. Based on a folklore version of Romeo and Juliet, the volcanoes represent the Aztec warrior Popocatépetl and the Aztec princess Iztaccíhuatl. The gods turned them into volcanoes after their tragic deaths.


Saray Popoca, Practice Manager

You won’t see me in your home but I keep things running behind the scenes for all the therapists. I’m responsible for billing,checking benefits, downloading and filing any documentation needed for therapy.

I feel so thankful to be a part of this team because I believe therapy makes a big difference and I see my role as playing a small but important part. I find it rewarding working for a practice that specializes in early intervention because I know what an impact these services can have during the early years of a child’s life. Plus, I may not get to meet the children but I get inspired just reading about their accomplishments.

The Fun Stuff

I have two children and being a parent inspires me to help other families have an exceptional experience.

My last name is Popoca which comes from the Aztec word Popocatépetl referring to one of two volcanoes in Mexico called Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. Based on a folklore version of Romeo and Juliet, the volcanoes represent the Aztec warrior Popocatépetl and the Aztec princess Iztaccíhuatl. The gods turned them into volcanoes after their tragic deaths.

Have questions about how our team of pediatric occupational therapists can help your child?