Founded by a speech pathologist and a behavior analyst with doctoral degrees in early childhood special education from Vanderbilt, KidPRO was born out of the drive to discover and use the most effective therapeutic strategies for increasing each individual child’s participation in his or her everyday life.
KidPRO is a new model of service delivery for families who want to be empowered by evidence-based practices. We are a team of experts who will partner with your family to reach your goals no matter how big or small.
Our services support all communication and behavior outcomes for every child through our multidisciplinary team of experts. Our staff participate in the latest communication and behavior research to ensure your family has access to the most current practices and services. Be a part of something bigger than traditional therapy and partner with us to help your children and your family access their best outcome.
Lauren is a licensed Behavior Analyst and Clinician Researcher who has worked with young children with autism and language delays for more than 10 years. Lauren studied Psychology as an undergraduate at Baylor University and earned a Master’s degree in Special Education from Vanderbilt University. After spending two years in clinical practice, Lauren returned to Vanderbilt to study effective tailored interventions for young children. Since completing her doctorate, Lauren has worked at Northwestern University as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, specializing in research methodology and speech and language interventions.
Lauren’s research and work focus on identifying evidence based methods for tailoring early interventions to meet each individual child’s needs, understanding factors related to accelerated growth in communication development, and methods for optimizing parent implementation of early intervention strategies. Lauren is committed to identifying the best intervention plan for each individual child, and incorporating evidence based strategies into every day routines for families.
Lauren has observed and studied many different early intervention programs around the world, and currently is collaborating on a project in South Africa looking to adapt early intervention practices for the multilingual culture. Lauren loves to travel as well as cook (and eat!) and go camping. She lives in West Meade with her husband and daughter.
Courtney is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and clinical researcher with over 10 years experience working with young children with a variety of speech and language needs. Courtney received her bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia and masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Illinois. After working for 3 years, Courtney returned to earn her doctoral degree in Special Education from Vanderbilt University.
Courtney believes her experiences in research, special education, and speech pathology provide a strong foundation for building effective treatment programs for young children. She is committed to evidence based practice, progress monitoring, and training partners in the child’s functional environment.
Courtney is richly involved in the community around her. She volunteers monthly conducting an ongoing music and movement program at Gigi’s Playhouse, a Down syndrome awareness center, and serves on the board of directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee. She lives in Green Hills with her husband and two children.