Our Services
Speech/Occupational Therapy

Speech/Occupational Therapy in
Birmingham, AL

Our Birmingham team is a group of highly-trained and caring individuals whose primary concern is your child’s success. We specialize in building personalized Speech and Occupational therapy programs that help children with all diagnoses reach their fullest potential. 

Speak With a Clinician | (205) 490-5364

Insurances We Accept

We are in-network with the following insurance providers. If you don’t see your provider listed below, please give our team a call and we will check if we are able to work with your plan.

  • Aetna
  • Alabama Medicaid
  • AllKids Commercial BCBSAL
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna (Speech is Out-of-Network, OT is In-Network)
  • TriCare Military
  • United HealthCare Optum (Coming Soon)
  • Viva Health
Child Receiving ABA Therapy at Early Autism Services

My child may need speech or OT services

Now What?

Our Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists accept clients with all diagnoses who are looking for just speech and occupational therapy in addition to working with clients who are also receiving ABA in our clinics for a fully personalized program. We can answer any questions you have and get you on the path to starting a personalized therapy program for your child. Below is a step-by-step guide of our speech and occupational therapy process at EAS.

Our Simple
4-Step Process

Whether you’re ready to schedule an evaluation or just want to talk, we’re here. 205.490.5364

From insurance submission to communicating with your provider through authorization – our team will manage the entire process.

An SLP or an OT will provide a 1:1 evaluation. Our Therapist will engage with your child through play, observation, and conversation. This allows our Therapist to build a personalized program tailored to your child.

We’ll reassess periodically and collaborate with you to ensure the plan continues to address your child’s needs over time.

Child With Autism Receiving ABA Therapy
Early Autism Services ABA Therapy Center in Birmingham

Center-based Speech
and Occupational Therapy

Early Autism Services is now enrolling at our Birmingham therapy center which is located at 200 Vestavia Parkway Ste 2400 in Vestavia Hills AL, 35216.

We offer ABA Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, and Occupational Therapy for children between the ages of 18 months – 12 years old.

Center-based therapy is typically recommended for children who succeed in a more structured setting. This is because the environment can be controlled to better address maladaptive behaviors or skill deficits. This can include children who are easily distracted or who have behaviors that require a more intensive/structured program. Sessions in the clinic do allow for goals to be targeted with peers. This allows clients to build social skills with their peers in a structured setting.

Meet Our

Shaba Howard: Alabama Lead Speech-Language Pathologist

Shaba Howard is the Lead Speech-Language Pathologist of Early Autism Services at the Birmingham branch. She is an Alabama licensed SLP and certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Shaba holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Southern University A&M College of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has been practicing the field of Speech Pathology since 2012 servicing the pediatric, school-aged, and adult population within a range of diagnoses. She has provided Speech services in a variety of settings including early intervention, K-12 schools, health care facilities, and clinical settings. She enjoys connecting with families and other multidisciplinary team members to best meet the needs of the client. 

Pido Tran: Alabama Lead Occupational Therapist

Pido Tran, OTR/L is the Lead Occupational Therapist for Early Autism Services at the Birmingham location. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Austin College, and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Pido has worked in a private school and outpatient pediatric clinic with a wide range of different diagnoses and ages. She previously worked as a Registered Behavior Technician at Early Autism Services and is excited to be back to do Occupational Therapy!

Speech and Language Therapy

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We offer speech and language therapy at our Birmingham therapy center located at 200 Vestavia Parkway Ste 2400 in Vestavia Hills AL, 35216. Speech and Language therapy is designed to help treat any and all communication disorders. This includes treatment for any language delays, teaching communication skills, and/or speech sound disorders.

Our programs can help your child:

  • Develop functional communication through AAC
  • Produce age-appropriate speech sounds
  • Learn new social skills for stronger interactions with peers
  • Develop novel language and reduce echolalia
  • Learn to formulate sentences
Occupational Therapy

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We offer Occupational Therapy (OT) at our Birmingham therapy clinic located at 200 Vestavia Pkwy Suite 2400, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216.

Our Occupational Therapists are highly trained healthcare professionals that can work with your child to help them participate in meaningful activities or “occupations” that are needed to conduct their daily routines and live their life to the fullest. Some areas our team can help with include:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Motor planning skills
  • Sensory processing difficulties
  • Visual-motor and visual perceptual skills
  • Self-care
  • Decreased strength
  • Social-emotional difficulties
Center-Based ABA Therapy

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We offer center-based ABA therapy at our clinic located at 200 Vestavia Parkway Ste 2400 in Vestavia Hills AL, 35216. We are currently now enrolling for both morning and afternoon hours. Our center-based programs focus on skills such as:

  • Fine & Gross Motor
  • Social skills
  • School Readiness
  • Pre-Academic
  • Play skills
  • Language & Communication
  • Self-help
  • Behavioral Planning
  • And more!
In-Home ABA Therapy

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We offer in-home ABA therapy throughout the greater Birmingham area. In-home services are generally for children between the ages 2-12 and are good for generalizing skills in a child’s natural environment. We focus on skills such as:

  • Language & Communication
  • Self-help
  • Fine & Gross Motor
  • Behavioral Planning
  • Pre-Academic
  • Social Skills
  • And more!
Telehealth ABA Therapy

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We offer Telehealth ABA therapy throughout the greater Birmingham area, including areas that are outside of our in-home and center-based service areas. Remote therapy is typically recommended for children over the age of 6 years old, and who are able to maintain engagement through a virtual meeting. Telehealth is a great option for families who need a solution that is flexible. Our remote programs work on skills such as:

  • Language & Communication
  • Self-help
  • Fine & Gross Motor
  • Behavioral Planning
  • Pre-Academic
  • Social Skills
  • And more!
Social Skills Groups for Autism

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Our social skills groups offer children with autism the opportunity to practice social skills with a group of peers at the guidance of one of our trained clinicians. Groups typically meet in the evenings and on weekends either in person or via Zoom, and are geared for children ages 6-13. During our social skills groups we focus on skills such as:

  • Peer play
  • Conversation
  • Turn taking
  • Listening skills
  • Cooperation