...MANY PEOPLE DO NOT OPEN THEIR MINDS TO NEW IDEAS ABOUT AUTISM...THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD IS TO COMMUNICATE
-K., a minimally-speaking Autistic teen
The Growing Place Pediatrics is a specialist and provider of speech therapy services related to Autism, Apraxia, and sensory-motor disorders for individuals from 5 years into adulthood. We are proud and humbled to support families in and around both Nashville, TN and Atlanta, GA! Our goal, as reflected in our name, is growth: in skills, in success, and in accomplishments both large and small. We understand that the challenges facing each of our kiddos and their families are unique, and that our approach can subsequently be nothing less than personal. Supporting needs while highlighting strengths proves key to our belief system. As such, we pledge to use our strengths as individual providers and as a team with families to help each and every child to find their own way to grow.
C0-0wner and Founder
About Our Provider
Bryana, our speech-language pathologist and co-founder, completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Purdue University.
In September 2015, Bryana was introduced to Spelling to Communicate (S2C) for students with Autism and other motor-sensory differences. This approach has since become the focus of her professional career, and the highlight of her personal growth as a therapist. In addition to her work with private clients, she completed a semester-long internship with the Hirsch Academy in Decatur, GA and an intensive 6-month ACTS Training (Accessing Community Through Spelling) in September 2017 to further her skills. She continues to pursue training and experience in this approach so as to provide the highest quality support to families of students with Autism, Apraxia, and movement differences.