Occupational, Speech, and Physical Therapy

DISCLAIMER: The CAC has compiled lists of autism-related resources in our region to help you save time searching for them on the web. This list of service providers is for informational purposes only and being listed does not constitute the endorsement of the CAC. 


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Anna Shaw Children’s Institute

Anna Shaw Children’s Institute will offer a comprehensive outpatient pediatric therapy program for children from birth to 11, led by Occupational, Physical, Speech/Language and Music Therapists. Services provided by members of the Children’s Institute Team will include Aquatic Therapy, Assistive Technology, Oral Motor/Feeding Therapy, Sensory Integration, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Music Therapy, and Speech and Language Therapy.


Ages Served: Birth to 11 years
Referral: Needed
Location: 1201 Burleyson Rd Dalton, GA 30721
Phone: (706) 226-8900

Can Do Kids Pediatric Therapy Services, LLC

Can Do Kids provides pediatric physical, occupational, speech & feeding therapies. They provide outpatient clinical services, early intervention, and school system services. They have been in operation since 2006 and serve children from birth to 21 years old. They accept most Commercial & Medicaid insurance plans.

Ages served: Birth to 21 years
Location: 65 Mouse Creek Rd. NW, Cleveland, Tennessee
Phone: (423) 476-7212

Children's Therapy Services at Erlanger

Children’s Therapy Services provides an array of services including: Audiology/hearing, speech-language, feeding, swallowing as well as physical and occupational therapy services. All clinical staff have been specifically trained in the field of pediatrics. Children’s Therapy Services is a provider for Tennessee Early Intervention Services (TEIS) and provide services in the natural environment when possible.


Ages served: birth to 21 years old

Referral: needed

Web addresshttps://www.childrensaterlanger.org/childrens-hospital/our-services/therapy-services/childrens-therapy-services

Location: 910 Blackford Street Chattanooga, TN 37403

Phone: (423) 778 - 6488

Email: GuestRelations@erlanger.org 

Foundation Physical Therapy, PLLC

Foundation Physical Therapy has experience working with a variety of patients, disabilities, and diagnose. Foundation Physical Therapy offers occupational, physical, and speech therapy, along with movement therapy and family counseling and educational sessions for improved harmony within the home. There is currently no waitlist. They provide family support and education for improved carry over of learning and improved harmony within the home by teaching life-long strategies to decrease triggers that create unwanted behaviors. Types of insurances accepted are BlueCare (Tenncare) and BlueCross BlueSheild, as of July 2018.


Ages served: all ages

Referral: not needed

Location: 5604 Old Hunter Road, Ooltewah, TN 37363

Phone: (423) 531-4444


The Fun in Function, LLC

The Fun in Function helps kids look forward to their occupational and speech therapy sessions. Their goal is to engage kids and make the process fun so that each client's maximum growth can be achieved. The clinic location is in Chattanooga and teletherapy services are also offered. As of February 2021, private insurances accepted are BlueCross BlueShield, United Healthcare, Aetna, and TriCare East. They also accept BlueCare and UHC Community TennCare plans. Additional insurances are in the process of being added.


Ages served: birth to 21 years old

Referral: needed, unless opting for self-pay

Web addresswww.thefuninfunction.com

Location: 6142 Shallowford Rd, Suite 104, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: (423) 463-0683


Jones Therapy Services

Jones Therapy Services provides speech-language, feeding, physical, and occupational therapy in 10 locations across Tennessee. At this time they are only seeing patients for speech-language services in Chattanooga with hopes to offer all services in the near future. They are in-network providers with all insurance companies in Tennessee including all of the Tenncare MCOs and are a vendor with TEIS.

Ages served: Birth - 25 (adults served on the basis of experience and expertise of clinical staff)

Referral: Patients can self refer, but a referral from a medical provider is preferred. 

Web address:  http://www.jonestherapyservices.com/

Location: 3918 Tennessee Avenue Suite 108, Chattanooga, TN 37409

Phone: 615-614-8833


Life Bridges

Life Bridges provides medical, mental health, behavioral and psycho-social rehabilitation services, at their on-site medical clinic, that includes physicians, a psychiatrist, a physician’s assistant, and nurses. The medical staff provides primary health care services for the people served by the agency and referrals to specialists as needed. Therapy services provided by the agency include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, nutritional therapy, and behavioral therapy. 

Location: 764 Old Chattanooga Pike SW, Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: 423-472-5268 


Milestones Therapy

Milestones Therapy offers comprehensive assessment, therapy and consultation for individuals of all abilities. They provide family centered therapy including speech, occupational and physical therapy. They also work on social skills training targeted through individual and group instruction. Types of insurances accepted are BlueCare, Cover Kids, TNCare Select, UHC Community, BCBS, CIGNA, TriCare, and UHC (regular), as of July 2018.


Ages served: 2-18 years old

Referral: needed for PT and OT, but not needed for ST

Web addresshttps://www.facebook.com/milestones.chattanooga/

Location: 1520 W. Boyscout Rd., Hixson, TN 37343

Phone: (423) 508-8212


Mind and Motion Developmental Centers of Georgia

Mind and Motion Developmental is an outpatient center that consists of clinical psychologists who provide cognitive behavioral therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. To schedule an appointment you need to go to the website and fill out the Pre-Appointment form under “Click here for an appointment.” Types of insurances accepted are BCBS, UHC, Humana, Aetna, Optum, Magellan, Medicaid, Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState, WellCare, and Ambetter, as of July 2018.   


Ages served: pre-school age to seniors

Referral: not needed

Web addresshttps://www.mindmotioncenters.com/

Location: 5050 Research Ct #800 Suwanee, GA 30024

Phone: (678) 749-7600



NeuroBridge is a private Pediatric Therapy practice that screens, evaluates, and treats children in independent elementary and preschools schools in Chattanooga, Tn.  We primarily serve children from 3years old through middle school. We offer Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy.

Ages Served: 3 thru middle school 


Phone: (423)-400-4324


North Georgia Pediatric Therapy

North Georgia Pediatric Therapy is a multidisciplinary pediatric clinic offering occupational, physical and speech therapy services. They believe in meeting a child where he/she currently is and progressing from there.Their therapists are trained and experienced professionals ready to engage and challenge your child or youth whether he or she has a developmental delay, sports injury, orthopedic impairment, or neurological impairment. NGPT is prepared and qualified to treat a wide variety of diagnoses.


Ages served: birth to 21 year old

Web addresshttp://ngptkids.com/

Location: 118 Herron Street, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

Phone: (706) 861-7471


Orange Grove Center

Orange Grove Center is a community based non-profit agency offering the full array of services for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities across the lifespan. They are a fully certified school affiliated with the Hamilton County Dept of Education. They provide full therapy services including occupational, physical, and speech therapies. They also offer a full array of enrichment programs including music, art, dance, sports, recreation, leisure activities, retirement programs. There is currently not a waitlist. Types of insurances accepted are BlueCare, Amerigroup TN, BCBS, and TNCare, as of July 2018.


Ages served: 6 years old to seniors

Referral: needed

Web addresshttps://www.orangegrovecenter.org/www

Location: 615 Derby Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone: (423) 629-1451

Emailkhauth@orangegrove.orgaschamens@orangegrove.orgtroberts@orangegrove.org, or habctrmd@aol.com

Pediatrics Plus, Inc

Pediatrics Plus is a full service pediatric Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy provider. They treat a wide variety of diagnoses. There is currently not a waitlist. Typically patients are evaluated within a week of contact and appointments are scheduled for the next week after evaluation. All insurances accepted except GA Medicaid.


Ages served: birth to 25 years old

Referral: needed depending on insurance provider, but most patients do NOT need

Web addresshttps://www.facebook.com/Pediatrics-Plus-Inc-126893404012945/

Location: 4071  S. Access Road, Suite 108, Chattanooga, TN 37406

Phone: (423) 894-4774

Email: ksteele@pedsplustn.com

Siskin Children Institute

Siskin Children's Institute - Center for Developmental Pediatrics utilizes a collaborative team approach. They provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Click on the web address below for more information about their appointment process. Types of insurances accepted are BlueCare, Cover Kids, TNCare Select, UHC Community, Amerigroup TN, BCBS, CIGNA, TriCare, UHC (regular), Alliant, Aetna, Georgia Medicaid, Amerigroup of GA, and Humana. ​


Ages served: 18 months to 12 years old

Referral: needed

Web addresshttps://www.siskin.org/324/therapy

Location: 1101 Carter Street Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone: (423) 490-7710


Speech and Hearing Center

The Speech and Hearing Center provides pediatric physical, occupational, speech, and feeding therapies, as well as hearing testing and hearing aids. Their speech pathology department offers a variety of services, including: screenings for children 5 years and under, comprehensive speech-language evaluations, voice evaluations and fluency assessments, individual and group therapy for speech-language. Their summer therapy services align with your child’s IEP to help prepare your child for the upcoming school year and combat summer regression.

The Speech and Hearing Center also offers diagnostics and therapy in Spanish. Contact Maribel Lagunas at mlagunas@speechhearing.com for more information.


Ages served: all ages

Referral: needed depending on insurances

Web addresshttps://speechhearing.com/

Location: 2212 Encompass Dr. Suite 148, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: (423) 622-6900

Speech Language Reading Center

Speech Language Reading Center provides a high quality, individualized communication and reading intervention to children and young adults in the Chattanooga area. They provide occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and social skill training. They tailor therapy to the specific needs of each client and we work closely with families and teachers for the most rapid and permanent success. BCBS is the insurance company they are in-network with, as of June 2018.  

The SLR Center also runs the Chattanooga Dyslexia Center. A psychologist and Speech- Language Pathologist will provide a comprehensive evaluation, including language processing/expression, phonological awareness/processing, and reading fluency/comprehension.

Ages served: 1-25 years old

Referral:  referral from physician needed


Location: 5819 Winding Lane, Suite 105, Hixson, TN 37343

Phone: (423) 877-5042

Emailrebecca.slrc@gmail.com or office@chattanoogaspeech.com

STAR Center

The STAR Center provides services for education, employment, and quality of life for all ages and needs. They will help a child learn to read, help a person get their first job, and help the elderly stay in their homes. They are dedicated to making West Tennessee a place where people with disabilities can make their dreams a reality.  

Ages served: All Ages

Referral: Yes (for speech)

Web addresshttp://star-center.org/

Location: 1119 Old Humboldt Road, Jackson, TN 38305

Phone: (731) 554-5123

Contact Person: Judy Duke

TreeHouse Therapy

Treehouse Therapy provides pediatric occupational therapy services, specializing in sensory integration, social-emotional regulation, and motor skill development.  Treehouse Therapy offers individualized OT services in their newly renovated sensory clinic and offers camps in the summer, including our very popular nature-based therapeutic camps and handwriting camps. 

Ages served: Birth to teens

Web addresswww.treehousetherapytn.com

Location: 1309 Taft Hwy, Suite 121, Signal Mountain, TN

Phone: (423) 708-4445

Contact Person: Erin Wilke OTR/L - gatorerinot@gmail.com