Our Directors

Meet our directors and leaders behind Child’sPlay Therapy Center. Our dedicated team combines a wealth of expertise and a deep passion for making a difference in children’s lives while guiding our staff toward excellence in pediatric therapy. Learn more about the experienced professionals committed to fostering an environment where every child can thrive.

Laura Cole, SLP, Senior Executive Director

Child'sPlay Therapists

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, Executive Director

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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 Executive Director for the HuntsvilleBirmingham 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. 

Taylor Callicutt, Director of Clinical Operations

Huntsville Therapists

Taylor is a speech-language pathologist who started at Child’sPlay in June of 2018 and serves as the Director of Clinical Operations. She graduated from Auburn University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders (War Eagle!) and earned her Master of Science from the University of Montevallo in 2017.

She has clinical experience working with children in various settings including school systems, early intervention, and private practice. She is eager to build relationships with her clients and their families, facilitate communicative success, and encourage each child to reach his or her full potential. Taylor’s special interests include developing early language skills, teaching reading skills through Orton-Gillingham reading intervention, and facilitating functional communication in children with a variety of diagnoses.

In her free time, Taylor enjoys attending music and theatre events, serving at her church, and spending time with her husband, her daughter, and their dog.