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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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CAC now offers occupational therapy with primary goals of targeting fine motor and visual motor skills, functional play skills, sensory integration, ADLs, and emotional regulation and social skills for neurodivergent and neurotypical individuals.


Ages Served: 2-18 years old
Referral: Required by a medical doctor unless opting for private pay. Contact your child's PCP to discuss referral.

Location: 1400 McCallie Avenue, Suite 100, Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 531-6961

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

Associates in Pediatric Therapy

Associates in Pediatric Therapy (APT) is a therapeutic clinical practice providing services for children in the areas of speech, occupational and physical therapies. APT offers multiple pediatric services to the patient and family using a team approach. They provide therapy in a variety of fun and exciting locations that are appealing to the patient and family. They also value their partnerships with other pediatric facilities, including local daycares, pediatric nursing facilities, and private and public schools in order to provide therapy within a child’s natural learning environment. As a result, patients love to come to therapy. APT prides itself on being 100% family focused for both patients and employees. They are proud of the overall culture we have established and align it with our company’s mission “Advancing Patients to their next Therapeutic level”.

Ages served: Birth - 18 years

Referral: Referral from a medical provider is required

Web address:

Location:  4513 Hixson Pike, Suite 104 Hixson, TN 37343

Phone: (615) 614-8833


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 - 21 years

Web Address
Location: 65 Mouse Creek Rd. NW, Cleveland, Tennessee
Phone: (423) 476-7212


Referral: Needed

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 - 21 years 

Referral: Needed

Web address

Location: 910 Blackford Street Chattanooga, TN 37403

Phone: (423) 778 - 6488


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

Get Set Grow Therapies provides Pediatric PT, OT, Feeding and ST services. They are in-network with most commercial insurances and TN Medicaid including Blue Care. They offer individualized patient-centered pediatric therapy programs in an intensive setting  and in a more traditional weekly setting. Their expert team of therapists collaborate and work with family members to assess each child’s current functional level to create a customized therapy plan to help each child reach their maximum potential.

Web Address:


Ages served: birth - 21 years old

Referral: needed

Location: 2276 Candies Ln NW, Cleveland, TN 37312

Phone: (423) 328-8745


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 - 21 years 

Referral: Needed, unless opting for self-pay


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

Phone: (423) 463-0683


Individuals in the region who have disabilities can apply to participate in the Life Bridges Day Program. Life Bridges staff get to know the individuals they support; learning their interests and goals, and helping them find activities. Outings and activities focus on a variety of skill building and exploration activities; including volunteering, learning about jobs and focusing on pursuing interests and building independence. Life Bridges also works with ECF Choices to help adults who are interested in pursuing a job in the community. Their employment support staff focus on identifying interests and skills and using them to discover a meaningful workplace. The person is supported in learning the skills necessary to interview for a job, learn on the job skills, and how to approach any workplace problems as they arise.


Life Bridges has four ICF/IID homes that serve individuals with Intellectual disabilities and other disabilities who may be medically fragile and/or behaviorally challenged. Programming is tailored to the needs of the individual and is provided on a 24/7 basis. Supports include nursing, therapies and active treatment.


Therapies include occupational therapy, physical therapy and ABA therapy. Their clinic also has a nutritionist and 2 medical practitioners.


Ages served: 18 years and older

Web address:

Location: 764 Old Chattanooga Pike, Cleveland, TN 37311

Phone: 423 472-5268


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 address

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

Phone: (423) 508-8212

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 - seniors

Referral: Not needed

Web address

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 - middle school age


Phone: (423)-400-4324


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.

Victory Gym Program:

- for children 4-12 years old

- a unique wellness program designed for children of all abilities

- provides a fun social excercise opportunity that compliments therapy in a group setting 

- overall goal is to promote independence with social skills, improved motor skills, and self-regulation, as well as general fitness

Ages served: Birth - 21 years old

Web address

Location: 118 Herron Street, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

Phone: (706) 861-7471

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 - seniors

Referral: Needed

Web address:

Location: 615 Derby Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone: (423) 629-1451, or

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 - 25 years old

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

Web address

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

Phone: (423) 894-4774


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 - 12 years old

Referral: Needed

Web address

Location: 1101 Carter Street Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone: (423) 490-7710

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. Spanish-speaking clients can email us at


Ages served: All ages

Referral: Needed depending on insurance

Web address

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

Phone: (423) 622-6900

The Speech Language Reading Center / Chattanooga Dyslexia Center provides high quality, individualized communication and reading intervention to children and young adults in the Chattanooga area. They are committed to providing their clients with the tools they need to effectively interact and communicate with others and to lead enriching lives. The Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine the underlying cause of their difficulties. They provide therapy for a wide range of skills including articulation, language processing, expressive language, reading accuracy and comprehension, and social skills. Most of the SLPs are trained in the Lindamood Bell programs ( One SLP is a certified NeuroNet provider ( The Psychological Examiner/School Psychologist provides in-depth testing for students (1st grade through college level) to evaluate cognitive and academic abilities and determineeligibility for gifted, learning disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, autism, and ADD/ADHD. The SLPs are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. The Psychologist is not in-network with any insurance.

Ages served: 18 months - 21 years old
Referral: needed for BCBS clients
Location: 5819 Winding Lane, Suite 101, Hixson, TN 37343
Phone: (423) 877-5042
Email: or

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: Needed (for speech)

Web address

Location: 1119 Old Humboldt Road, Jackson, TN 38305

Phone: (731) 554-5123

Contact Person: Judy Duke

Stellar Therapy Services provides Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy services online as part of their Virtual Clinic. Your child will be paired with a skilled Stellar therapist and receive quality therapy services, all in the convenience of your home. Stellar Therapy has had great success with their teletherapy programs in the Tennessee school systems, and felt it was time to offer the same services directly to parents looking for a convenient way to provide therapy services to their children. 

Ages served: 18 months - 12 years old 

Web address

Location: Virtual Service for Tennessee

Phone: (731) 622-1551


Tennova Outpatient Therapy Center offers physical, occupational, speech, feeding and aquatic therapy services.  We accept most commercial insurances, as well as TN Medicaid with the exception of Blue Care (we DO accept UHC and Amerigroup). We work with children and their families to create or provide tools necessary to help reach their goals. We emphasize one on one sessions in the therapy clinic and emphasize education for families so that the work in the clinic can continue at home. We believe providing a fun, comfortable atmosphere for learning optimizes the potential to transition new skills to home, school and beyond.

Ages served: birth - 21 years old

Web address

Instagram: Tennova Cleveland Outpatient @tennovaoutpatientpeds

Facebook: Tennova Cleveland Outpatient Pediatrics 

Location: 220 Urbane Rd Cleveland, TN in the Cleveland YMCA

Phone: (423) 380 6480

Fax: (423) 380 6481


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 - teens


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

Phone: (423) 708-4445

Contact Person: Erin Wilke OTR/L -

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