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About Us

We believe in the power of relationships to break down barriers, limits, and labels.

We are a family- centered practice that focuses on coaching parents & caregivers to understand their child and all of the beauty their child innately has.

We are a strength-based practice that builds therapeutic goals out of the child’s

natural interests & motivations.

We love to have FUN and find the joy through each step!

Clinicians who believe children learn through play, so each session is designed with play at the center.

Clinicians who specialize in practices of sensory integration and DIR®/Floortime (The Developmental, Individual-Differences and Relationship Model)

An inclusive, sensory minded space to provide 1:1 individual OT sessions

A play-based, relationship driven, child-led pediatric occupational therapy practice in Bloomingdale, IL

Who are we?

Founder, Occupational Therapist

Michaja Prendergast Johnson

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Michaja Johnson is an occupational therapist & the owner of MPJ OT, a therapeutic organization in the western suburbs of Chicago providing family centered, neuro-diversity affirming, therapeutic interventions focused on sensory processing and social emotional development. She is very passionate about her work with children and families using the power of play and relationships to see children thrive in all environments.

Michaja is an advanced DIR Floortime® practitioner, SIPT (Sensory Integration & Praxis) certified, Sensory Integration Network certified, one of only 5 practitioners in the state of Illinois trained in the Tomatis Method & is passionate about building her knowledge in multiple domains to support the kids & families she works with.  Her goal is to support the child through play as she equips the parents and caregivers with tools to use in everyday life. 


When not at work she is most likely with her family; seeking adventures and finding coffee!

Michaja Johnson, Occupational Therapist, MPJ Therapy, Children Playing, Childrens Therapy

Alyssa Giacalone

Contract Partner

Speech & Language Pathologist

AG SLP, LLC is a practice owned by speech-language pathologist, Alyssa Giacalone. Alyssa specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with communication differences.


Her unique practice places the relationship at the forefront of therapy to promote authentic and meaningful interactions. She incorporates several facets of development into her therapeutic interventions from occupational therapists and mental health therapists to create supportive sensory environments and social emotional support and development.


She is a DIR®/Floortime provider and supports children with developmental differences including; Autism, receptive and expressive language differences, developmental delay, social communication disorders, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and motor speech disorders.

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