We're Back In Person! Therapeutic Play and Learn Groups

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.

CTC Is Hiring

CTC is hiring a full-time Operations Director and an occupational therapist to join our growing team! Are you interested in helping us provide services to people with disabilities? Apply now!

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Your Local Nonprofit Therapy Center

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

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Award Winning Programs

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

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Meeting the highest standards of care through excellence in service.



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.