Psychology Night Research Posters and Presentations

Faculty Sponsor, if applicable

Dr. Molly Brown

Project Abstract

This presentation will be about the internship site, By Your Side. This site is a therapy center for kids on the spectrum. It provides services to kids with autism all the way up to 21 years old. The services provided include Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, Speech Pathology, Occupational therapy, and Feeding therapy. The center also offers group-based therapy that prepares the kids for school and social situations. A few goals that By Your Side strives for is to provide quality therapy and keep families informed on progress or problem behaviors. In order to provide quality therapy, the therapist must be understanding just as the child will try to understand what is being taught. It is the responsibility of the therapist to be aware of potential problems with the child or mood swings to adjust therapy accordingly. Parents are also very involved at By Your Side. They are told what to do at home to increase effectiveness of therapy. They are also updated after every day of therapy on the progress and the general activities in therapy. To apply to one of their locations (Morton Grove, Tinley Park, Schaumburg, St. Charles, and Darien), visit their site at

Type of Research

Human Services Concentration


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