Danielle Lemon is a pediatric occupational therapist who owns Lemon Tree Pediatric Therapy Services. Danielle received her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2006 and has since worked with children with a wide range of needs including autism, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome.
Danielle specializes in using the DIR model (also known as Floortime) and has received her Professional and Fellows Certificate in the DIR Model through the Profectum Foundation. The DIR®/Floortime™ model is a comprehensive treatment approach that relies on an understanding of how sensory processing challenges affect learning, socialization, communication and behavior, and the developmental process through which children develop the foundational skills for all interactions. Interactive play is used to foster children’s shared attention, engagement, reciprocal communication, problem solving, and reasoning to help them move up the developmental ladder.
Danielle has also received training in Therapeutic listening, NDT, Handwriting without Tears, Interactive Metronome, the SOS approach to feeding, and Infant Massage. Danielle has also taken extensive training courses in Sensory Integration and Social Thinking.
Danielle works in a variety of settings with children including the home, school/daycare setting, and clinic setting. Danielle is an in network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield and is able to work with all insurance benefits as an out of network provider. Danielle is also part of the Illinois Early Intervention System.
Danielle is an in network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield and is able to work with all insurance benefits as an out of network provider.