Milestone Makers provides early intervention therapy services to infants and children through age 8 at our centrally-located facility in Sandy Springs. Our services include ST, PT, OT, and feeding-based intervention at our brand new clinic, in local preschool/daycare facilities, or in a family’s home — whichever environment may best serve the child and family’s needs. The Milestone Makers facility also serves as a team-based developmental follow-up clinic for NICU graduates and medically fragile infants, a population that is currently under-served through programs offered by the state.
Milestone Makers is the sister company of Kiddos’ Clubhouse, a large, full-service pediatric therapy facility located in Alpharetta, GA owned by Brett & Nell DeVore.
In recent years, pediatric professionals have witnessed a gap in the continuum of care for infants once they have been discharged from the hospital, NICU, or special care nurseries of metro Atlanta. Hospitals previously implemented developmental follow-up clinics, but many have been discontinued at this time. Babies are automatically referred to state-based early intervention agencies upon discharge from the hospital, but this process can often take months for the baby to begin the evaluation and/or treatment process. While the program does offer noteworthy benefits and plans of care for babies from 0-3, NICU graduates and medically fragile infants often need care soon after discharge (possibly within weeks). Waiting for many months to begin follow-up care can potentially be quite detrimental to the baby’s optimal development. Milestone Makers serves to fill that gap and provide quality service to the children affected by this need for care. The Milestone Makers team is comprised of very experienced clinicians (with over 40 combined years of pediatric experience) who are passionate about helping children reach their full developmental potential!
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Nell received her BA in psychology from Davidson College in 1992 and Masters of Health Sciences in Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1997. She has had the opportunity to work at several children’s hospital systems in her 20-year career, including Backus Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, CHOA at Scottish Rite, and Northside Hospital’s Level III NICU. During her tenure at these hospitals, Nell served on Neonatal Developmental Teams, providing assessment and treatment and infant massage to patients in the NICU setting, as well as being a part of the NICU Follow-Up Clinic team.
Nell has also been a team member on Therapeutic Feeding teams, providing clinical assessment and treatment for feeding and swallowing disorders. For the last 12 years, Nell & her husband, Brett, have owned and operated Kiddos’ Clubhouse, a pediatric outpatient therapy facility in Alpharetta, GA.
Nell lives in Alpharetta with Brett, her two great boys, Hayden and Parker, and their adorable dog, Snaps.
Lindsey has been practicing for over 10 years as a speech-language pathologist. She has extensive experience with children with feeding and swallowing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, Down syndrome, auditory processing disorders, language disorders and delays, articulation disorders, and global developmental delay among others. Lindsey enjoys collaborating with families, professionals and therapists to provide a holistic approach to therapy and child development. Lindsey received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University. She is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association and is licensed in the state of Georgia. Lindsey is continually developing her practice through continuing education. She is trained in P.R.O.M.P.T. (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), The S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding, the Beckman Oral Motor Program, and the Kaufman approach to childhood apraxia of speech.
Lindsey lives in Brookhaven with her husband, Todd, and two young sons, Henry and George.
Lori received her Master’s in Occupational therapy from Washington University School of Medicine in 2008. Over the past 9 years, Lori has received extensive pediatric training, with a specialization in early child development. With a focus in feeding and swallowing disorders, Lori has received advanced certification in Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention, The SOFFI Method, and the Neonatal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale (NOMAS). Lori has worked in a variety of settings including pediatric inpatient and outpatient hospitals, neonatal intensive care units (NICU), private practice, as well as outpatient lactation where she has specialized in oral motor assessments. In 2016, she became a certified infant massage teacher. Lori enjoys working with children of all abilities, including neurological and genetic disorders, sensory processing disorders, oral motor delay, fine/visual motor delays, Down syndrome, hypotonicity, developmental delays, and Brachial Plexus injuries. She is passionate about helping children achieve their highest potential through a fun and nurturing environment.
Lori lives in Brookhaven with her husband and two children, Carter and Millie.
Jessica received her Occupational Therapy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and has been practicing for 22 years. Jessica spent 18 years at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and was integral in the establishment of their very successful feeding and craniofacial clinics. She brings extensive expertise in all areas of pediatric feeding disorders--medically based, sensory, behavioral, oral-motor, dysphagia and more. She is a Clemson Tiger and lives in Roswell.
Sarah received her BS.Ed in Health and Physical Education from the University of Virginia in 2004. She received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Emory University in 2008. Sarah has a wide range of knowledge treating children with neurological conditions, orthopedic conditions including torticollis, respiratory conditions, genetic conditions, and developmental delay. She has taken extensive continuing education, including in neuro-developmental treatment, breathing and postural mechanics, decreased and increased tone, and interventions for high-risk infants, among many others. Sarah has worked in a variety of settings including a pediatric hospital setting (including neonatal and pediatric ICUs, acute care, and inpatient rehabs), and pediatric outpatient settings (including day rehab, outpatient clinics, aquatic therapy, and hippotherapy). She also has experience in a teen and adult rehabilitation hospital for brain and spinal cord injuries. Sarah enjoys helping children and their families reach their therapy goals in a positive environment.
Sarah lives in Forsyth County with her husband, two children, and one dog.