Kerri Bailey, OTR/L, Co-Founder and Senior Executive Director
Kerri has been a licensed and certified occupational therapist since graduating from UAB in 1986. She began her career working with adults and adolescents in an in-patient rehabilitation setting. Later, she transitioned to school-based therapy and provided occupational therapy services for local public school systems for over 14 years.
She also served as a national presenter for Learning Without Tears for 16 years. She began her private practice, Ability Resources in 2005 and joined forces with Professional Speech Services of Alabama to form Child’sPlay Therapy Center in 2007. She is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association. Kerri has been a recipient of the Elsie Holmes McKibbin Lectureship Award by the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association for her contributions to the profession of occupational therapy in the state of Alabama and has also been the recipient of the “Top 25 Excellence in Business” awarded by the UAB Alumni Society. As the co-founder and executive director of the company, Kerri’s passion is to make Child’sPlay Therapy Center a place where children thrive and families know we genuinely care!
Laura Cole, SLP, Executive Director
Located in our Huntsville clinic, Laura is the Executive Director for the Child’sPlay clinics. She joined the Child’s Play team in 2016 having relocated to Huntsville from the Chicago area. She has been a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist since 1994 and has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses and disorders in outpatient pediatric settings.
She is experienced in the assessment of and intervention for infants and toddlers who experience feeding and swallowing disorders. Additionally, she has been an Early Intervention Specialist since 1998. Laura also has extensive experience in clinical supervision and clinical management in pediatric outpatient settings.
Brooke White, OTR/L, Clinic Director
Brooke White has been part of the Child’s Play team since 2011 as an Occupational Therapist. She served as Clinical Supervisor before transitioning to the position of Clinic Director for the Huntsville, Birmingham and Chelsea locations. This role is by far her favorite as she is able to lead a gifted team of therapists and clinicians.
Prior to her work with Child’s Play Therapy Center, Brooke graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1991 with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She began her career in adult rehabilitation and transitioned to pediatrics in 2000.
Brooke’s experience includes treating children with a sensory processing disorder, autism, and feeding challenges. Her previous work in Tennessee within a public school system and later in an inclusive preschool has shaped her clinical skills and fostered a passion for autism and sensory processing disorders. Brooke has additional training in sensory processing, Wilbarger Protocol, Interactive Metronome, Integrative Listening Systems, Handwriting Without Tears, and the Sequential Oral Sensory feeding program.
Brooke has volunteered at The Red Barn combining both of her interests: children and horses. As a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association Brooke has had the opportunity to present at the ALOTA conference on two occasions. In 2017 she was a C3 award recipient voted upon by her CPTC peers as exemplifying the company motto Caring for Children, Caring for Families, and Caring for Each Other. “I am both humbled and honored to work with Child’s Play as part of the Cicero Therapies team. The clinical and professional support provided is second to none.” When not working Brooke enjoys spending time with her family and animals. Her hobbies include sewing, reading, and horseback riding.
Robin Smith, Operations Manager
Robin is the Operations Manager over all of our Child’sPlay locations. Robin grew up in Pelham, Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University in 2014 with a degree in Health Services Administration. Robin comes to us with 8 years of administrative experience.
Outside of work, Robin enjoys hiking, reading, and watching movies with her husband and two young children.