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Heidi Clopton

Heidi Clopton, OTR/L Therapy Director at Center of Development

Heidi graduated from UT Memphis in 1998 with Highest Honors. She was honored in 2007 when the College of Allied Health Sciences named her one of 35 outstanding alumni in UT's last 35 years. Heidi and her husband, Dr. Jason Clopton, started the first vision and OT pediatric therapy practice in TN in 2002.  Prior to that, she gained experience by working with Orange Grove Center for Developmental Disabilities, TEIS and local school systems.  She saw the great need for more intensive 1:1 medical based private therapies for children in the Upper Cumberland. 

Heidi is the owner and therapy director of Centers of Development a pediatric private therapy practice supplying Occupational, Physical, Speech, Neuro-Visual,and  Feeding therapy to  children in the Upper Cumberland region. She has extensive training in child development, motor skills, Sensory Processing Disorders, Floortime/Engagement Techniques for ASD, nutrition, vestibular- visual treatments and neurology.  She lectures nationally and internationally to neuro-rehab professionals, fellow OT's, and loves to educate parents and teachers with easy to use therapy techniques!

She was honored to be an large contributor of the book, Sensory Processing Anthology which can be found on and is a very comprehensive guide to sensory processing for parents, caregivers, teachers and therapists! 

Contact her at:  931-372-2567 [email protected]

She also hosts a personal blog on Wordpress, Pinterest (Therapy for Kids), and like her on facebook.  See these links at the top of the homepage to follow along! 


Jason Clopton, OD, FCOVD, ABO

Dr. Clopton is the only board certified and fellowship trained neuro-optometrist in the Upper Cumberland area.  He is also the only American Board of Optometry certified optometrist in the area.  He has pursued the highest level of post-doctorate education possible to provide research based neuro-optometry to the UC area. 

Dr. Jason Clopton graduated from Southern College of Optometry in 1999.  In 1998 he was awarded Clinician of the Year by his professors and the InWave Optics Low Vision Award.

After graduation he went into private practice with a passion for comprehensive vision care that made a difference.

In 2001, he started the first pediatric and brain injury referral therapy center in Tennessee with his wife Heidi Clopton, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist.

He was awarded Tennessee's Young Optometrist of the Year in 2002 by the TN Optometric Association voted on by his fellow Optometrists.

He attained his Fellowship in the College of Optometry in Vision Development in 2006. He is the only eye doctor in the Upper Cumberland to obtain this fellowship in vision development, brain injury treatment and neuro-visual therapies. 

Dr. Clopton has served on the Board of Directors of the College of Optometry in Vision Development, the Board of Directors of the TN Brain Injury Association, and is President of the American Optometric Association Vision Rehabilitation Section executive council.

Dr. Clopton has co-authored two chapters in the book, Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs. He has published journal papers and lectures throughout the US and at international meetings on pediatrics, eye movements, strabismus and amblyopia, vision/vestibular, neurotransmitters, brain injury, concussions, and neuro-rehabilitation.

In 2010 he founded EyeLign Products, LLC., a company which is producing the ParaDigm ® device for detection and aligning of oculomotor deviations. These are patent pending devices for the diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of eye movement and functioning disorders.

Dr. Clopton is passionate about how the right comprehensive vision exam with a doctor trained in pediatrics and functional vision can make a difference in a child's visual development, visual attention, focus, ability to read, and eye-hand coordination.  He specializes in pediatric vision exams, vision therapy for eye movement disorders and reading delays. 

He also does routine comprehensive vision care for the whole family with an optical on site.

You can email him questions at [email protected]

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