Columbia’s The Growing Place serves families with Autistic children


Columbia’s The Growing Place serves families with Autistic children

The Growing Place Pediatrics, PLLC of Columbia, Tennessee is a speech therapy and Autism services provider.

Their main goal is to support children, teens, and adults with Autism and other sensory-motor disorders. They provide screenings, assessments, treatments, and parent coaching. Their services are available for families with children in ages ranging from 18 months to 21 years.

Speech pathologist, co-owner, and founder of The Growing Place, Bryana Williams, has been working with children with these specific diagnoses for five years. She trains in spelling to communicate and Rapid Prompting Method so that she is able to support each child/ teen through their learning journey.

Office operations are assisted by second co-owner and founder, husband to Bryana, Benjamin Williams. Benjamin not only helps with business management, but is also training in the spelling to communicate approach. In addition, he is pursuing a personal training certification. With this certification, he will be able to assist students in gaining body control skills for purposeful motor tasks.

Meena Thanu, parent of a teenager with Autism, gave a lovely testimonial about The Growing Place:

“The folks at Growing Place Pediatrics have a heart for autistic individuals , a rare find…   Ms. Bryana understands the unique challenges and strengths of each client , treating them with love and respect.  The practice  keeps up with the method that has helped hundreds of children open up , empowering parents as active partners in their child’s growth.  As  parent of an Autistic teenager, who has tried numerous therapies over the years, I am sure every other parent would be amazed to see their children realize their potential of speech and communication within a shorter time span.”

The Growing Place’s hope is to assist families in finding new, alternative ways of helping their child with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other genetic disorders. They are a private pay facility, however they seek to provide alternate options such as forms for insurance submission and flexible payment plans.

The office is located off of Bear Creek Pike, at 309 Patterson Drive Columbia, Tennessee 38401. They are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

They are accessible by phone, (931) 982-6530, website, email, and Facebook. For more information on their upcoming event on the 29th, “Autism Spectrum: Parent group meeting,” view the flyer here.

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