Pediatric Occupational, Physical,
Behavior, Nutrition, Speech
and Language Therapies
1445 East 10th Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: (931) 372-2567   Please call today to get started!
Fax: (931) 372-2572
Email: [email protected]

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Occupational, Physical, Speech & Language, Feeding, & Neuro-Visual Therapies all in one center!


Awesome therapies for AMAZING kids!

Center of Development was the first pediatric only therapy clinic in the UC opening in 2002.  Our passion continues and our clinic continues to grow as we provide comprehensive and individualized pediatric therapy services to help children reach their greatest potential!  

We provide comprehensive evaluations and individualized 1:1 treatments with extensive family and teacher education to help in all environments.  

We have 8 individualized, child friendly and sensory calming treatment gyms! 

We have an experienced pediatric therapy team supplying occupational, physical, speech & language, oral sensory/motor, feeding, augmentative communication device evaluation and training, Floortime Engagement and neuro-visual therapies all under one roof!

We designed our therapy rooms and entire clinic for children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Dyspraxia and Developmental Delay in mind! We have non-fluorescent lighting in every therapy room and skylights for natural light upstairs. We use calming colors like greens, blues and earth tones with fun beach themes throughout our clinic to help soothe and relax children and parents!  Rocking chairs are available in the waiting room while you watch Dory, Nemo and friends greet you in our huge salt water fish tank.  There is a seperate child friendly waiting area with plenty of toys for little ones if siblings need to come along.  

Our therapy team has advanced training and many years of experience in pediatric therapy- Awesome Therapists for Amazing Kids! 

Occupational Therapy to improve your child's fine motor skills, self help, coordination, attention and sensory processing.

Physical Therapy to improve your child's gross motor skills, balance, coordination, muscle tone & strength.

Speech & Language therapy to improve your child's articulation, communication, social pragmatics & language skills.

Feeding and Oral Sensory therapy to expand your child's food texture acceptance and oral motor skills to handle a wide range of healthy foods! 

AAC device evaluations and therapies to help your child communicate! 

We also work as a team with Center of Vision for your child's comprehensive vision needs and therapies for reading and learning delays related to visual issues.   


Center of Development uses a family friendly & research based approach to therapy for your child!
We are here to help you, educate you, and empower you as a parent and caregiver to help your child succeed!

We can often offer 2 therapies back to back in one visit, to make your life schedule easier!  

All of our therapists have advanced training in pediatrics and use research based treatment techniques that are cutting edge in the therapy world! 

Never delay on getting an evaluation to determine if medical based therapies could help, the sooner...the better!

We love infants and toddlers and the earlier the better for therapy interventions!  Research has proven that the earlier medical based therapies can start, the better outcomes a child can have in development.  A child who is delayed needs medical based 1:1 individualized therapies as well as TEIS developmental therapy and/or educational school based therapies to make exceptional progress.  The more 1:1 attention that child can receive, the better their developmental gains will be! 

An evaluation at any point in childhood can be the beginning to finding the answers & treatment for your child's needs!

Private practice medical based therapy can ALWAYS be done along with your child's educational therapies.
If your child is receiving therapy with TEIS or the school system, they can ALSO receive therapy in our clinic.

We bill their medical insurance and most insurance companies cover therapies.  Please call and we will be happy to check medical benefits for you!

Easy to follow home & school helpers-  We understand how busy life is at home, so home therapy activities are simple and helpful, fitting into your daily life schedule!

Building a child's self esteem is a very important part of what we do in therapy.  We believe that this is a vital part of every individual's ability to meet their greatest potential.  Your child will LOVE coming to therapy and will learn to see their AMAZING potential!

This website has a lot of information gathered from over 20 years of experience. 

We have a passion to educate and help families find the most advanced treatment techniques available for their child's issues.

Check out our facebook, Pinterest, and Wordpress links above!  Pinterest is a great place to start if you are visual learner!

What's Next?

Don't "wait and see"! Early intervention and therapy can help prevent developmental issues at school age! It is best to go ahead and get a therapy evaluation and know exactly where your child's development is and start therapy sooner than later!

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