speech + language therapy, occupational therapy, feeding therapy, and lactation counseling in the comfort of your home, daycare, and virtually in the Birmingham-metro area.
Meet the Therapists
Megan Lentz Cloninger
Megan is a licensed and registered occupational therapist. She is also a certified lactation counselor. Megan was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia but her family relocated to Wilsonville, Alabama in 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Auburn University (War Eagle!) in Psychology with a professional focus in early childhood development and her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University. She has dedicated her entire career to pediatrics and has a passion for helping kiddos and their families achieve their fullest potential. She has worked for many years in early intervention and loves participating in therapy with the entire family unit. Megan has advanced training in the following areas:
Infant bottle/breastfeeding and transition to solids
Primitivie Reflex Integration
Outside of work she loves to work in her garden, craft and spend time with her husband, 3 children, dogs, cats and chickens!!
Lindsey Giles, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a licensed and board certified speech-language pathologist. Lindsey earned her Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia and Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Alabama. Lindsey is passionate about building relationships with each of her clients. She believes establishing connection and trust is essential for making progress toward therapy goals. Lindsey has worked with numerous families in the Birmingham area and has experience in a variety of settings including elementary schools, outpatient clinics, and telepractice. Lindsey's specialty areas include:
Infant bottle feeding and transition to solids
Transition to open cup and straw drinking
Receptive and expressive language disorders
Speech sound disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys reading books, drinking her morning coffee, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs, and spending time with her cavapoo, Maggie!
At Pediatric Foundations Therapy, we take a play-based, collaborative approach to treatment.
We specialize in providing evidence-based speech, language, occupational, and feeding therapy for clients ages birth-5 and lactation counseling to moms. We also provide parent coaching as an integral part of our therapy process. At Pediatric Foundations Therapy, our mission is to empower and equip parents with knowledge and tools to build a solid foundation for their child's development.
We provide private speech and language services personalized to the diverse needs of our clients. Our therapist utilizes a play-based approach to target speech and language goals. We specialize in early language development, late talkers, autism, preschool speech and language, and speech sound disorders.
We provide private occupational therapy services that are unique to each client's needs. Our sessions take an approach rooted in sensory integration to help children develop fine motor, sensorimotor, and visual motor skills to be successful across home, school, and play environments.
Our feeding therapists have advanced training in the evaluation and treatment of infant bottle/breast feeding, transition to solids and cup drinking, and sensorimotor feeding. Our feeding therapy services are multidisciplinary utilizing approaches such as responsive feeding, experience dependent neuroplasticity, motor learning principles, and the SOS approach to feeding.
Our certified lactation counselor provides pre and postnatal breastfeeding support and combination feeding support to mother and baby dyads. What makes us unique is that we also have educational background to deeply understand and support developmental milestones of the baby.
At Pediatric Foundations Therapy, we believe in providing the best, individualized therapy services for our families.
Our process begins with a consultation phone call to discuss your therapy needs. During this phone call, we are able to schedule an in-home evaluation with one of our therapists. Our evaluations consist of a parent interview, standardized testing, and observation through play. Providing services in the home is not only a convenience for you, it also allows our therapists to evaluate and treat children in the environment where they are most comfortable. Following the evaluation, we will schedule a follow-up consultation to review our full report and recommendations for therapy services.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need before my child’s evaluation?
Prior to your child’s scheduled evaluation, you will need to complete intake and consent forms sent to you through Theraplatform.
Where are you located?
We are a mobile clinic. We come to you! We provide therapy services in Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Pelham, Helena, Trussville, and Chelsea.
Do you accept insurance?
We are a private pay only clinic; however, we do provide
superbills for you to seek Out of Network reimbursement
with your insurance provider. We also accept HSA and FSAs.
Why choose a private therapist?
Private pay allows the parent and the therapist to decide what is best for each child (not the insurance company). At Pediatric Foundations Therapy, our therapists are able to maintain smaller caseloads and dedicate more time to you and your child each week. Our therapists prioritize responding promptly to emails and texts to provide in the moment feedback as well as collaborating with other professionals to provide the highest quality of care for your child.