Speech + Language Pathologist | Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
Cortney Grove is a pediatric speech and language pathologist and certified infant / early childhood mental health consultant providing in-clinic and school visits in Chicago, Illinois. Her clinical specialties include receptive and expressive language, word-finding, language-based learning, reading comprehension, narrative language, & social communication with a focus on neurodiverse populations. Cortney is also recognized as a DIR/Floortime® trainer, tutor, and expert clinician.
Cortney provides in-depth speech and language evaluations and sees clients from infancy through high-school. She provides speech therapy privately and developmental consultations in Chicago area as well as through telepractice. Cortney offers consultative services to families who want guidance about their child's communication development in addition to their primary therapy team. She also provides video-based parent coaching and mentors speech therapists, occupational therapists, educators, and developmental therapists about early relationship development, communication, language, play, and social interaction.
work of childhood
Cortney's work with younger children is play-based and involves family members whenever possible. Children develop communication by forming and sharing their ideas with others, making mistakes, making messes, and problem solving to bring their plans to life.
When students are ready they shift into more structured work for speech and language skills or into social groups to work on communication in dynamic real-time interactions.