Brad Jones, OTR/L
Brad Jones received his Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University in 1993.
The first 7 years of his career was spent working in a multi-disciplinary environment, with highly trained therapist's
representing all disciplines. He was provided the experience necessary to develop a more holistic approach to working
with children. Brad completed an 8-week certification course in NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment), as well training and
course work in the DIR/Floortime Model with Stanley Greenspan. Brad is also certified in Therapeutic Listening and has implemented
this specialized program with numerous children. Brad has owned and operated Progressive Pediatrics, his own private practice in
Northbrook, since 2002. Over the 19 years of his career, he has had the pleasure and opportunity to serve hundreds of families and
children with a wide variety of challenges; including, but not limited to, neurological, developmental, Autistic Spectrum, ADD/ADHD,
and sensory processing/regulatory deficits.
Julie Conway, OTR/L
Julie Conway is an occupational therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the
University of Kansas. Julie began her career in the Chicago Public Schools in 1992. After staying with the schools
for 4 years she moved to a clinical setting at City Kids, Inc in Chicago, and then later at Progressive Pediatrics in
Northbrook. Julie completed the 8 week Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) certification course in 1996. She is also
experienced with working with children with sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum and related disorders. Julie
enjoys working closely with families to help their child reach their maximum potential.
Dr. Diego Casillas, OTD, OTR/L
Diego Casillas is an occupational therapist with over ten years of experience working in both schools and clinic settings.
Diego received his Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University. He is certified in Sensory Integration,
including administering and interpreting the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests. He has co-authored articles in peer
reviewed journals in topics such as a critical analysis of sensory integration from a non-linear (Dynamic Systems Theory)
perspective. He has conducted and published research in the American Occupational Therapy Association's Special Interest
Section on teachers' perspectives of school based occupational Therapy consultation services. Diego has presented on topics
such as Dynamic Systems Theory and its application to Occupational Therapy Assessment and Interventions, and Motor
Control/Motor Learning, and Handwriting Assessment/ Interventions to occupational Therapy graduate students at multiple
In his practice, Diego utilizes Dynamics Systems Theory, among other theoretical frameworks, to address sensory processing
difficulties in children with ADHD, and/or autism spectrum disorders. He has used this approach to collaborate with
transdisciplinary teams to address self-regulation, self-management, sensory needs, and occupational and academic
dysfunction in a holistic and comprehensive manner. Using this approach has allowed Diego to use his related training
in, sound-base therapies (Therapeutic Listening), self-regulation (The Alert Program), practical strategies for working
with children with autism spectrum disorders and ADHD, assistive technology, visual perception, handwriting strategies,
and sensory integration, to effectively facilitate positive change in his clients.
Laura Kula, OTDR/L, MS
Laura received her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Rush University and
her doctoral degree from Creighton University.
With over 20 years of experience, she has advanced training in areas of pediatrics, including Neonatal Intensive Care training,
Sensory Integration (WPS-SIPT certified), and is currently completing her 8-week NDT certification. Laura also has experience teaching
in academia, providing educational in-service programs to teachers, and mentoring occupational therapy students. She is
passionate about educating families using occupational therapy interventions.
Ann M, Lake Bluff
"I have been taking my son to Progressive Pediatrics for 8 years.
He receives Occupational Therapy from the most dedicated and supportive staff you will ever find. The services you receive
will best fit your child's needs while matching an appropriate staff member with your child. This clinic has even moved its
practice specifically for wheelchair accessibility. Brad Jones and his team of professionals will do everything possible to
make Therapy a positive experience for your child. My son is very happy on "Occupational Therapy" days because he has fun while
receiving the Therapy he needs to be ready for the week ahead. Our family is very grateful that my son receives Therapy at
"My son has been a client of Brad Jones for almost fifteen
years, first at Pathways Center in Glenview, and then at Progressive Pediatrics. My husband and I continue to be amazed at
how effective Brad has been in bringing out our son's physical abilities, through the Occupational Therapy goals set
by and implemented by Brad. The progress through the years has been extremely heartening and we attribute it in part to
our son's hard work, but mostly to the effective strategies that Brad employs. In addition to his command of OT, Brad is
personally a thoughtful, engaging and empathic individual, who really tunes in to our son's needs and abilities,
and challenges and encourages him in equal parts. We feel truly blessed to have him on our 'team' and heartily
recommend him for anyone looking for the utmost in expertise and professionalism in the field if Occupational Therapy.