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Behavioral and Developmental Assessment Resources

Resources for Parents  

Behavioral Health Services

(615) 340-2172

Department of Human Services

(615) 313-4700

The Department is responsible for administering numerous services throughout Tennessee, including Families First, the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, Food Stamps (now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP), Child Support, Child Care Licensing, Child Care Assistance, Adult Protective Services, and Rehabilitation Service.

Department of Children’s Services

(615) 741-9701

The Department of Children’s Services is Tennessee’s public child welfare agency and establishes statewide standards for performance that reflect best practices for child welfare.

Head Start

(615) 862-8860

The Metropolitan Action Commission Head Start Program of Nashville and Davidson County provides pre-school/pre-K education at no cost to income eligible families with children ages 3-5 years old. There are 7 Head Start Centers and 3 partner sites throughout Nashville. This program is funded to serve 1,485 children, making Metro Action the largest provider of early childhood education for children birth to five in Davidson County.  

Metro Public Health Department

(615) 340-5616

The mission of the Metro Public Health Department is to protect, improve and sustain the health and well-being of all people in Metropolitan Nashville.

Peabody’s Susan Gray School   

(615) 322-8200

Susan Gray School serves nearly 200 children from birth to kindergarten entry in its school-based program and the community outreach program. The school consists of eight inclusive classrooms where children with disabilities and typically developing children play and learn alongside one another. The school boasts small classes, a high teacher to student ratio, highly trained and dedicated staff, and an active parent component.

The community outreach program serves children from birth to 36 months in their homes or community setting and boasts four experienced, highly trained, and dedicated teachers. Children in the community outreach program meet developmental delay or disability criteria.

Tennessee Early Intervention Services 
For children ages 2.5 years and younger


Tennessee's Early Intervention System is a voluntary educational program for families with children birth through age two with disabilities or developmental delays.

MNPS (or your school district) 
For children ages 2.5 years and over

(615) 259- INFO

Yolanda Morton at Robertson Academy (615-333-5175 ext. 665303) will schedule a time for a screener which is the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.  At the screener, if it is determined that the child needs an evaluation, it will be scheduled right then.   

Behavior Specialist Resources 


4825 Trousdale Dr. Suite 216
Nashville, TN 37220 

Founded by PhD level professionals, KidPRO is passionate about evidence-based interventions and teaching functional everyday communication and behavior skills. Services include: 

  • Assessments

  • Speech-Language Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy — COMING SOON!

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

  • Consulting

  • Professional Trainings

Project Play Therapy

4731 Trousdale Dr #12
Nashville, TN 37220
(615) 832-8955

Pediatric occupational  therapy , speech  therapy , feeding and physical  therapy  made fun for children! Serving Nashville, Franklin and Nolensville, Tennessee.

Multiple Categories 

High Hopes Development Center

301 High Hopes Ct
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 661-5437                                                                                                              

High Hopes  Development Center provides an inclusive preschool, advanced pediatric therapies, and family support out of Franklin, Tennessee.

Jones Therapy

Multiple Locations
(615) 614-8833

Jones Therapy  Services is a therapy clinic serving pediatric and adult patients that offers Occupational, Speech, Physical and Feeding Therapy.

Occupational and Physical Therapy Resources 

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

719 Thompson Lane, Suite 21000
Nashville, TN 37204

Pediatric Rehabilitation Services include occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. Locations include Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, Children's Hospital, and the Susan Gray School at Vanderbilt University's Peabody Campus.

Services also include skilled assessment, consultation and treatment for children from infants to teens with a wide variety of diagnoses. 

Speech and Hearing Resources 

Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center

1215 21st Avenue South, Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-5000                                                                                                              

The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center specializes in ear, nose, and throat diseases, and communication disorders such as hearing, speech, language, and voice problems.  Doctors and communication specialists work together as a team for the benefit of patients being treated in one or more of the Center’s many closely related clinics. The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences was designed so that medical practitioners, speech-language pathologists, teachers of the deaf and hard-of-hearing, audiologists, and rehabilitation therapists could work side-by-side to meet all the needs of our patients.




 This page is provided as a list of resources only. The Child & Family Center and Vanderbilt University do not endorse these references. These resources are not exhaustive but a sample of local resources.