Radical Inclusion, Not Racism

CTC believes that white supremacy has no place in our community, and Black lives matter. If you have questions about a recent incident in a nearby school, please read our statement linked below. Thank you for reaching out and trusting us to take the opportunity to grow.

Join our Therapeutic Play and Learn Group

Do you have a child under the age of five with a developmental delay? Join us! Our therapists show off activities, tips, and tricks to integrate speech, occupational, and behavioral therapy techniques into play. There is no cost to participate.


Using a board game to elicit questions from your child: While playing board games including Guess Who, Cariboo, or Monopoly teach your child all about asking questions by asking them questions. For children with expressive language disorders, asking questions may be very difficult. By giving your child examples of Who, What, Where, When, and Why questions and answers you will guide them to making up questions of their own to ask you and others.

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Comprehensive Therapy Center was founded here in Grand Rapids in 1982.

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We have been honored to be finalists and award winners many times over the years. 

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Speech Therapy

 Our speech therapists assess, diagnose, and treat delays and disorders that affect communication, swallowing, and more.

Occupational Therapy

Occupation is work and a child’s work is play. OTs help children play on the playground, work in the classroom, and help at home. 

Dance/Movement Therapy

DMT is all about the process of dancing and moving. Instead of talking through therapy, you dance and move through it.  

Sensory Therapy

Does your child struggle with being overloaded by noises or visual input? Do they need help with movement or coordination? We can help! 

Special Education Services

Is your school in need of special education services including speech, OT, social work, psychology, or teacher consultants, we have options for you.

Services for Agencies

If your agency has a need for speech, occupational, or dance/movement therapists for clients of any age, CTC can help. 


Why Choose CTC?


Established for Almost 40 Years

Comprehensive Therapy Center has been your community nonprofit therapy clinic since 1982.


Affordable for Families

We accept many insurances, including Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Priority Health, and more. We also offer payment plans and a sliding scale fee based on income.


Whole-Child Centered

Our therapists work together to created integrated, intensive programs to treat each child as a whole, unique person.


Respected in the Community

We partner with dozens of organizations in West Michigan, teaming up to help people with developmental disabilities and delays walk, talk, learn, and play.

The Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage provides dedicated and sustainable funding for programs that improve the health, school readiness, and well-being of children under the age of five in Kent County. Comprehensive Therapy Center is proud to be a part of the Ready by Five Provider Network. 

Now & Then: Our Story

While working as a speech pathologist in public schools, Jean Silbar, our founding executive director, noticed that every fall children with disabilities and special needs were re-learning skills that they had achieved but lost over the summer. In 1982 she implemented a summer therapy program which not only addressed speech-language therapy but occupational and sensory therapies as well.The program grew until the new agency incorporated and gained 501(c)3 status in 1987. From humble roots of a few therapists serving a handful of children then to over 40 staff servings hundreds of children a month now, we have grown by leaps and bounds without losing sight of our mission: helping people with disabilities walk, talk, learn, and play.



What Our Families Say

We felt so secure leaving our child with so many friendly, educated, and patient people. The staff and volunteers are special people who change and impact the kids every day. There is comfort in finding people who understand what you are going through and who help you every step of the way. Thank you for a great summer.

This program has done what no other special education program has been able to accomplish in the 3+ years our daughter has been with [her school]. Her speech has improved 10-fold and I believe she has met the goals the school system set for the entire 2007-2008 school year during your summer program. This is quite an accomplishment for her and credit goes to the staff and volunteers at CTC. A great big Thanks to all of you!

I enjoyed our time at CTC. I appreciated the supportive staff and volunteers. Everyone was kind and helpful. I sensed that they all valued children – despite differences – and had a true love for each child as a whole and individuals. Thank you for all you’ve done.

Everyone was very friendly and welcoming to my child. The organization and administrative part of the program was excellent and professional. I am thankful to have been able to participate in this program.