Testimonials

Corrie Merchant
Corrie M.
Our family has had a wonderful experience at Childs Play. We specifically used OT for our 12 year... old. The weekly OT plan was well thought out and targeted our specific concerns. Highly recommend.read more
Jeff Standridge
Jeff S.
If your child has a need for speech or OT, Child'sPlay has such an incredible staff. Lindsey has... quickly become one of our daughter's favorite people and our daughter's speech has improved dramatically since working with her. Elizabeth and Lindsey have been so helpful in getting us all the help we need. So thankful for everyone at Child'sPlay therapy!!read more
Miranda McClanahan
Miranda M.
We had a great experience in physical therapy with Savannah. She gave us information and tools we... needed to help our son strengthen and learn to use various muscles. We began to see results very quickly; within the first month he was crawling well on his own and showed improvement with transitions. Within four months, he met all of his goals and was walking independently. It was a great experience watching him learn what his body was capable of doing and building the confidence to do it on his own. The staff was always very kind and helpful!read more
Katy Sexton
Katy S.
We love Child’s Play! Our speech therapist, Allyson Pasternack, is amazing. These past two years my... son was in a season of life where he needed counseling about his stuttering as much as practice using certain strategies to get through a stutter. I wanted him to be comfortable talking about his stutter and to understand that this is just something that is a part of who he is, to accept it and move on with being the person that God wants him to be. Mrs. Pasternack helped tremendously with this effort and I have seen my son’s confidence level rise over the last two years. He’s doing great and I feel like we armed him with the best tools for success by taking him to Child’s Play. Thank you!!read more
Hannah Cox
Hannah C.
My family has had such a wonderful experience at this facility. The front office coordinators are... always friendly and helpful. The therapists (specifically Shelley Zepp) are knowledgeable and great with kids. We have seen a lot of improvement in my child’s speech and language skills. Additionally, he loves going because Shelley makes the appointments so fun for him!read more
Kathleen Lavallee
Kathleen L.
My daughter has been doing Occupational Therapy since July. Our weekly sessions have truly been... life changing not just for my daughter, but for our whole family.I did not go to the initial evaluation, but I will never forget the first words that my husband said to me after the evaluation. He said, "Kathleen, they have names for all of the things you've been noticing." It was certainly a God moment that he went to the evaluation, because the evaluation alone opened his eyes to so many things.The first few weeks of therapy I was constantly saying, "Is this why......" I felt like our life was a box of puzzle pieces thrown all over the floor. However, during each week of therapy, the pieces began to come together, and everything started to make sense.Ms. Chandon is our therapist, and she is AMAZING! Going to therapy is the highlight of my daughter's week! Chandon has made tremendous progress with my daughter, and she has kept me in the loop every step of the way! I observe every session and takes notes, so that we can continue the exercises at home. Therapy isn't meant to be forever, but we don't want to break that news to my daughter yet. She will be heartbroken when we even start discussing that she is "graduating" from therapy!Everyone at Childsplay has been wonderful. I don't have a single negative thing to say. I am forever grateful for the help that my daughter has received.read more
Angie Wright
Angie W.
Childsplay Therapy Center has been wonderful! We are new to the area and everyone from the... administrative assistants to the therapists have been amazing. My son worked with Kathryn Williams for his speech therapy and it was one of the first solid connections he made with someone since we moved. He just fell in love with her. She is outgoing, enthusiastic, patient and genuinely cares. My son is excited to go to therapy every week. I could not have found a better place!read more
Madison Craft
Madison C.
We absolutely love Child's Play in Chelsea! They are so nurturing to the families that they work... with and so effective when it comes to helping children and giving parents tools. We love how we can fully trust our therapist to give us her thoughtful, educated, insightful feedback and input and help lead us, as parents, in good directions when it comes to the overall growth of our child.read more
Lana Hobbs
Lana H.
Wonderful staff! We have been here for almost a year, seeing steady improvement and my son loves... coming.read more
Sarah Williams
Sarah W.
We have been with Child’s Play Therapy for several years. They are amazing.
Kiley Davis
Kiley D.
We are very thankful for Child’s Play. Everyone there is so friendly and helpful, and my son has... had significant improvement in the time he has been going there.read more
amanda einhorn
amanda E.
I LOVE CHILD’S PLAY!! Sorry to be one of those people that write in all caps but IT IS SO TRUE. My... daughter has been going to Child’s Play for the past two years. I have seen tremendous growth in her from the start till now. All the therapists are professional, kind, and caring. The staff at the front desk are warm and welcoming. They also don’t get annoyed when I ask all the questions. I HIGHLY recommend Child’s Play. We actually drive about 45 minutes weekly so my daughter can do therapy there. We love it that much.read more
Erin Campbell
Erin C.
My daughter went to speech therapy at Child’s Play for almost three years. The experience we had... was absolutely phenomenal. The front desk staff were very helpful and accommodating when I needed assistance. We couldn’t have asked for a better therapist (Laura Cole). She was incredibly patient and kind with my daughter. Laura knew exactly how to help her with her needs and always went above and beyond. Especially during these difficult times of Covid and managing everything, she was always cheerful and excited to see our daughter. We will forever be grateful to her and would highly recommend Child’s Play for anyone needing extra care!read more
Anna Tyson
Anna T.
My son began speech and OT therapy services with Ms. Taylor and Ms. Ellisa in early 2020. The... therapy center was well organized, and the staff clearly communicated appointment times, billing information, and COVID protocols. Ms. Taylor and Ms. Ellisa went above and beyond to deliver therapy services during a pandemic. They were always available to explain each session and answer any questions. They responded quickly to any concerns we had, and were always working to come up with creative ways for our son to learn. They also encouraged and informed us as we walked through our first public school IEP process. I would highly recommend these therapists.read more
emily horne
emily H.
Child's Play Therapy Center is amazing. The two ladies at the front desk are very helpful and... friendly. The building is very clean as well. My child's therapist, Chandon, is always so happy to see us and interested in what my child is doing away from therapy. She makes therapy fun and entertaining. I am very pleased at the progress my child has made in therapy which has translated to him making progress at school. I would definitely recommend Child's Play Therapy to anyone looking for a great Occupational Therapist.read more
Tori Lee
Tori L.
Child's Play in Chelsea is the best place to take your child for speech and OT needs. My son has... been going to OT for 2 years and just started speech this summer. I have seen major improvement!read more
Shannon
Shannon
Our therapist, Chandon, has been great. She is caring, helpful, and really cares about seeing... progress in our son. I'm thankful we found Child'sPlay, it truly has changed how our son handles his emotions.read more
Sissa Mandeville
Sissa M.
We love coming to therapy with Ellisa Baker! My son looks forward to his sessions and it is helping... him on so many levels! The clinic is also clean, inviting and full of fun things to do and learn from. Highly recommend it for little ones needing therapy!read more
Emily Hook
Emily H.
We love Child’s Play! Our therapist, Chandon Hines, was exceptional. She connected with my son and... turned something he dreaded into something he looked forward to! The staff is excellent as well. Highly recommend!read more
DeShannon March
DeShannon M.
Ellisa Baker is one of the best Occupational Therapist at ChildsPlay. She is so patient and kind... with my son. Her creativity is amazing. She’s the best!read more
Sarah Niemitz
Sarah N.
My son Harper loved his therapy, and I so appreciated the way Ellisa celebrated him each week and... communicated to clearly with me. We had a fantastic experience!read more
Michael Wood
Michael W.
They do such a great job. Our daughter has been going for speech for the past year and the... difference it has made is life changing. Ms. Kathryn is amazing! Our daughter can’t wait to go back every week.read more
Leigh Ann Goodin
Leigh Ann G.
We love Child’s Play Chelsea! Everyone there, from the therapists to the admin treats my family... with love and respect. They have the best interests of my son at heart in regards to his needs. He always has fun when he’s there. They fight for us when insurance needs arise as well. They are accommodating, friendly, and good at their jobs. They are a blessing to our community.read more
Brooke Brown
Brooke B.
My son has been in speech and OT therapy at child’s play. He absolutely love both of his... therapists. The whole staff is friendly and truly care for your child and what the goals you have for him. They have included me every step of the way to ensure that we are all on the same page for his goals and accomplishments. They celebrate these accomplishments just as much as I do as a parent. If I have ever had any concerns they have addressed them with me. I could never speak highly enough of the staff or services we receive. I am always welcomed by the front desk. My son adores his therapist. The director of the clinic Laura has been amazing with all of her help as well!read more
Julie Krall
Julie K.
Child’sPlay I’m Chelsea is a wonderful place. The whole staff treats you like family and the... therapists care so much about what they do. My son saw Ms. Jessica for about 6 months. Over that time there was a noticeable improvement in his behavior and emotional management. I loved that I was able to be a part of the sessions too so the skills and behaviors he was learning were things we could practice together there and at home. I can’t say enough about the team and am grateful for the impact they’ve had on our family.read more
Ashley H
Ashley H
My son has been going to Child's Play Chelsea location for 9 months now for delayed speech. The... front office staff has been very accommodating helping me schedule appointments that work for both ours and the therapist schedule. They have been very understanding and flexible when my son was sick and unable to keep his appointment. My son's speech therapist, Mrs. Martha, is fantastic at her job. My son has had many therapists over the years due to developmental delays and she truly is a good one!! She has the best personality, a great attitude, and very friendly. She is very personable with my son and knows what games or activities will interest him. She allows me to sit in on the session to watch his progress and learn ways that I can better work with him at home. She answers my questions and offers advice from her training and experience. She explains her strategies and techniques clearly. She keeps me in the know about what she will work on with him for that day's session and what they will work on for the next session. She truly cares about my child and for that I am thankful! He loves going to his sessions to see and work with Mrs. Martha!read more
luis martinez
luis M.
My son is 2 and a half years old now, at start he will yell and cry when getting with his... therapist both Rebeka and Teressa, I now I feel he loves them. Great place for children with Autism like my son, we do continuation of their feedback about the sessions and so far we have seen nothing but progress!read more
Dalisha Cardwell
Dalisha C.
The most helpful staff! She was happy to answer all my questions and help me get what I need.
Branden Harper
Branden H.
Friendly helpful staff
Kelly Lollar
Kelly L.
We are beyond grateful to be part of the CPTC family. Everyone we've worked with are well trained... and so patient. Our son started as mostly non-verbal, unable to feel temperatures and regulate his body. His speech has gown leaps and bounds and I can not say enough about how much our OT has helped with his Sensory Processing and ADHD. There is great communication about goals and incorporating parent and developmental physician's goals in therapy. Their summer camps provide a safe atmosphere for interacting with peers while working on social goals. And the Integrated Listening System they offer has made a huge difference in attention, comprehension and ability to converse with classmates. Also, they continually participate in training and conferences throughout the year to keep up with the latest advances. We love the CPTC team!read more
Jessica Godsey-Klein
Jessica G.
I have two little ones that go to Child’s Play for speech therapy. My older one is on the spectrum... and started there almost non verbal. The difference in her is astonishing! We love, love, love our therapists and we’re so lucky we were referred here by a friend. They have absolutely changed our lives and helped our girls so much. They have fun and learn so much.The office staff are all kind and accommodating and make payments and insurance all so easy on you.We also did OT/feeding therapy for almost a year and would definitely recommend this as well. You can truly see that all of these people care about you and your kids.read more
Jennifer Barker
Jennifer B.
We LOVE Child’s Play. Everyone is so kind and caring. The therapists genuinely care about the... children they are working with and want them to succeed. We tried other options for speech and occupational therapies that were closer to our home but none compared. We would drive as far as we had to to get back here, because you can’t beat Child’s Play!read more
Lea Sims
Lea S.
We have been coming to Child's Play for about 2.5 years. Our son has autism & receives speech with... Allyson and OT with Alyssa. We've also seen Brooke who is so great as well. His progress has been amazing & he's come so far from when we first started and looks forward to therapy each week. Susie is the best at scheduling and Elizabeth is always welcoming and so friendly. They're basically family and we are so lucky to have them, wouldn't go anywhere else!read more
Aaron Ashcraft
Aaron A.
We love CPTC. Our son sees Anne for OT and looks forward to his visits each week. He loves going... to CPTC and OT has helped our son so much. Highly recommend!read more
Monika Singletary
Monika S.
I have had some of the BEST experiences with my son and his therapists. It goes beyond just the... therapists, the office staff are simply amazing and caring. The therapists and staff and there for me and my hubby as parents as well as our kiddo, and that means the world to us. We recommend them without a doubt!read more
Elizabeth Rayburn
Elizabeth R.
Great services from friendly staff. Whatever your child needs, they have it covered (speech,... occupational therapy, reading, feeding, etc.).read more
Devin Pond
Devin P.
My son has been attending Child’s Play Therapy for about 6 months. He receives Occupational Therapy... (Lauren) and Speech Therapy (Taylor). He was struggling in school to keep up with peers in many areas and he would often show frustration in communication. The progress we have seen him make has been incredible and so encouraging! It’s worth our time every week to make these appointments a priority, because we know Monday - Friday at school, continues to get better and better as he masters more skills. From the time we walk in, you know the staff (front office) to the treatment team is here because they care about making a difference in each childs life. They truly desire to see each child make progress, little or big, to them it’s important to celebrate with the child. So thankful we are a small piece of the Child’s Play family. It’s a great feeling to know your not alone in helping your child, a team of people are there to listen and support you who truly care.read more
Emily Deerman
Emily D.
Childs play is awesome. They really took the time to understand my sons needs and we met every goal... we were hoping to in counseling. I highly recommend this therapy center!!read more
Chandler Beaver
Chandler B.
My son started Speech Therapy here a few months ago. After just a few visits our SLP, Jessie... Garzarek, figured out the underlying issue for his speech delay. As a mom I felt like it was a breakthrough and there was light at the end of the tunnel. Thus far we have LOVED kids play and we love our SLP, Jessie. We are so thankful and each week we notice progress and she gives us great ways to help him at home. I am so thrilled to see how much progress he makes this year.read more
Jazmyne Williams
Jazmyne W.
I love Child’s Play! The front office staff as well as the therapist are all so kind and helpful.... My child has been receiving speech therapy on and off for the past two years. I can tell major improvements and his therapist is very helpful with providing exercises to do at home. She is also so patient with my child which I love.read more
Brandi Parker
Brandi P.
We love Child’s play Therapy! My daughter has been going to speech therapy for 4 months now and we... can tell a big difference! Taylor is amazing along with all the staff we have encountered! The front desk is very friendly and helpful! I’m a stay at home mom and have to bring a younger sibling with me each week. They have always been very welcoming and there’s a ton of fun toys to keep her entertained as well during big sisters therapy time.read more
Autumn Curnel
Autumn C.
They have been nothing short of wonderful....my extremely picky son loves going to his speech and... OT appointments!! Also, the staff is very understanding and caring and will go above and beyond to work with parents!!read more
Deanne Guthrie
Deanne G.
Our daughter has been receiving OT services through Child’s Play for 2 1/2 years for fine motor... challenges due to tremors in her hands. The improvement in her fine motor skills are nothing short of amazing. Her last report card reflected the improvement but more importantly her self confidence has improved and now she begs to do art and craft activities which she once was afraid to do. We love Child’s Play.read more
Johnny and Janel Taylor
Johnny and Janel T.
Don’t hesitate to entrust your child’s care in their hands.
Katie Tuttle
Katie T.
Extremely professional and caring staff. We’ve been more than thrilled with the care our daughter... has received. Definitely recommend!read more
Lainie Naugle
Lainie N.
My son has been going here since we moved to the area a year ago. He had several speech errors to... the point where only immediate family could understand him. He has made incredible progress and is able to communicate more with his peers. The therapists are great with the kids; my son looks forward to coming to his sessions. They are also knowledgeable and great communicators with the parents so everyone is on the same page. The front desk staff is friendly and very accommodating.read more
Amy
Amy
My daughter has been going to Child’s Play for almost a year now and I can’t say enough great... things about this therapy center. The front desk people are always very nice, considerate and understanding. Laura is our Speech therapist and she has been amazing working with my daughter. I know she truly cares and wants to see her get better. She is very knowledgeable about her field. She has also been wonderful with helping me know how to help my daughter at home with speech activities too. In passing, I have met several of their OTs and other Speech therapists- they all seem very kind and friendly. I am an Occupational Therapy Assistant and I am VERY picky about therapists when it comes to them working with my daughter. Child’s Play has exceeded all of my expectations and more. I highly recommend!Jan 2020- I wanted to provide an update. Both of my kids have seen Bailey, OT and have been recently discharged due to meeting goals! Bailey is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and personable. She explained everything clearly and answered all my questions. She gave me resources and tools on things to do at home to help my kids. She was wonderful interacting with my kids. She truly cares, is very understanding and effective in her field. She also is proactive and strives to find solutions to any issues my kids faced. I am very thankful I chose Child’s Play for my kids’ therapy needs and will go back if we ever need to in the future. I highly recommend this place!read more
Nancy Henneker
Nancy H.
Child’s Play therapy is a great local center that has helped both my children meet milestones and... gain confidence! Their therapists are professional and make therapy fun!read more
Stephanie TJ
Stephanie T.
My son has been going to Childs Play for Speech 4 years and OT for 3 years. These incredible... therapist have helped my son become more confident, reach incredible goals that are to many to name and even helped us as parents when we had questions about our sons challenges. We are forever grateful!!!!read more
Bri Pena
Bri P.
The whole staff at Child's Play goes above and beyond for my child. I can't say enough amazing... things!read more
Ben
Ben
This is an amazing team of therapists. My son saw Keisha when she was at the Hoover office, and I... can tell you that she is a wonderful occupational therapist.If you find yourself on a waiting list, know that it is worth the wait.read more
Ben
Ben
This is a fantastic team of both occupational therapists and speech language pathologists. Anne... sees my son now, and I have been repeatedly impressed by her professionalism and knowledge. He has come so far since he started here.The waiting room is full each time we go to his appointment, which is a testimony to the quality of service at Child's Play. If you are on a waiting list, be patient; it is worth the wait.read more
Briana Davidson
Briana D.
Keisha is a wonderful therapist. Our daughter improved dramatically in short of a year. Child’s... Play is a wonderful place and I highly recommend!read more
Lauren Holder
Lauren H.
Better late than never! My daughter saw Laura Cole back in Feb/Mar for feeding therapy. She was a... NICU baby and came home with a feeding tube because she failed multiple swallow tests, and just couldn't get the hang of taking a bottle. From the very first time we saw Laura she made me feel so comfortable and was so wonderful with my baby. She went above and beyond for not only my daughter, but for me too. I'm forever grateful for Laura and Childsplay for helping me help my daughter eat! The whole staff here made a difficult time so much easier and treated us with love and respect. I highly recommend Childsplay Therapy.... these folks love what they do and it shows!read more
Hollie Liverett
Hollie L.
This is The Best Place to take your child to for Speech Therapy in North Alabama! We drove 40min.... And it was worth every min. and every mile we drove. To receive the most wonderful care and therapy my son got from Mrs. Cole. It was truly a blessing for my family that we found Child's Play Therapy Center! He was receiving speech therapy at his public school but it was in a group setting and he was not improving at all! So I started looking for something else. I wish we would have done child's play therapy first! It changed my son's life! He can speak so much better now! People can understand him now!! We love this place! I am forever greatful for Childs play therapy center!read more
Lindsay Allen
Lindsay A.
We LOVE Child'sPlay! Bright, welcoming, child-friendly environment. The staff is wonderful,... helpful, and always smiling. My two daughters are currently attending the Sticky Fingers Summer Camp and are having a blast! They are working on gross motor and fine motor skills, learning letters, and improving social skills. They look forward to camp every week!read more
Blake Allen
Blake A.
Great facility and staff! Our daughters enjoy their summer camps!
Katie Johns
Katie J.
My 3 year old had his first visit with Brooke for feeding concerns this morning. She was so... incredibly patient with my super picky toddler and gave me several fun things to work on before our next appointment. We had a great experience from beginning to end and look forward to our next visit!read more
Katie Bevels
Katie B.
Everyone is extremely helpful, professional, and truly care about their patients. We have seen... benefits from speech and occupational therapies. Both speech and occupational therapies transform play into methods to help your child and the experience for your child is positive and fun.read more
Jean Marie Buschur
Jean Marie B.
We had a great experience here! My son saw Laura for speech. She was fantastic. She knew how to... challenge him and help his speech develop all while he felt like he was just playing. She showed us, as parents, how to help him continue to progress at home. We were amazed at his progress in 6 months. I can’t not recommend this place enough. Wonderful.read more