The following are certifications for staff from all departments.
Beckman Oral Motor Certification
Ability KC therapists use the Beckman Oral Motor Certification to provide assisted movement to activate muscle contraction to increase functional response to pressure and movement, range, strength, variety and control of movement for the lips, cheeks, jaws and tongue.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Ability KC professionals who are certified at the BCBA level provide an analysis of behavior and applied behavior analysis in children with autism and challenging behaviors.
Ability KC Driving Program staff have received training to provide education to older adults on how to check how well their personal vehicles fit them and provide information on resources to enhance their safety as drivers.
Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)
This certification is awarded by the Brain Injury Association to individuals who have completed training on the best practices in brain injury rehabilitation.
Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)
A form of rehabilitation therapy that improves upper extremity function for children and adults with one side weakness by increasing the use of their affected upper limb.
Infant Massage Certification
Infant massage enhances cognitive and motor skill development, muscle tone and sleep patterns for children with special needs.
LSVT BIG specifically addresses the unique movement impairments for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. LSVT BIG treatments were shown to improve trunk rotation, gait, balance and the speed of upper and lower limbs.
Play Project Certification
The Play Project helps increase social interactions, social skills and social-emotional development in children with autism.
PROMPT Certified therapists use touch cues to a child’s jaws, tongue and lips to manually guide them through a word, sentence or phrase.
Serial casting is the process of applying and removing a series of lightweight, fiberglass casts on an arm or leg. Every 1 to 2 weeks, the angle of the cast is changed to slightly stretch the muscles and move the joint closer to the correct position.
Ability KC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, patients, students, clients, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors. Ability KC is not associated or affiliated with or sponsored by Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago).