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]

Most insurances accepted!

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Behavior Therapy

~~We are so excited to announce adding Behavior Therapy Fall 2020~~

Center of Development was the first pediatric therapy clinic in the Upper Cumberland.  We have been providing therapies in homes, schools, day cares, and clinics for 20 years in the Upper Cumberland. 

We are so excited to be adding a Behavior Therapy team that will be credentialed on insurance and ready to provide evaluations and treatment in the home, school and day care settings by Fall 2020!

If your child has a diagnosis of ASD, is under age 12, and you would like to be on the CALL LIST for when we are credentialed with your insurance, please email [email protected]

You can stay on with other behavior therapy companies or be on their waiting list at the same time, until services actually start, then you would need to transfer to Center of Development Behavior Therapy. 

Our Behavior Therapy services will be supplied in the natural environment of the child only by an experienced & licensed BCBA and RBT team.  We want to stand out in the community as a source of natural environment behavior treatments. Research shows that changing a child’s behavior for the positive can only happen in their everyday routines.  The most effective behavior therapy techniques are those that incorporate natural play, Floortime Model, face to face engagement therapies, positive behavioral supports, and ABA. 
Therapy is most effective when caregivers, teachers, & therapists are all working towards the same goals for that child.

Behavior therapy is for children displaying challenging behaviors such as: defiance, aggression towards self and others, difficulties with social interactions, or other emotional issues parents and professionals are concerned with.  See links on the right for more details on Engagement Floortime, ABA and PBS therapy. 

Behaviors may be sensory driven, meaning that a child with Sensory Processing Disorder often has a fight or flight reaction to their world.  They are very internally and externally stressed, causing irregular mood changes, irrational fears, and aggressive or fear responses to normal interactions or environments. An occupational therapy evaluation can help determine if your child has sensory issues causing behavioral responses. Please call 931-372-2567 for more info or email our Therapy Director with your questions or concerns at [email protected]


MD orders can be faxed directly to 931-372-2572 and must include Axis I & II diagnosis and signed and dated by MD.

Child must be under 12 years.

Pre-authorization is required on insurance before therapy can begin. 






Related Topics:

Floortime Therapies

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)


Is it Sensory or Behavior Based?

Floortime Interventions

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