Cortney Grove, MA, CCC-SLP

Cortney studied at the University of California, Irvine and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from UCI in 2003. During her undergraduate career, Cortney began to provide ABA therapy with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. She accepted a full-time position as a behavior therapist following graduation and trained as a case supervisor. Cortney then went on to complete post-bacchelaureate work at California State University, Long Beach in communication sciences and disorders.  She earned her masters degree in communication disorders at Northwestern University. Following her time at Northwestern, Cortney worked in the early intervention system in Illinois as a speech-language pathologist. She then went on to spend several years in a multidisciplinary clinic with a focus on the DIR/Floortime approach. Cortney consults on cases in different states and enjoys problem solving with families and clinicians.


Cortney is in-network with BCBSIL.  At this time, Cortney is not accepting new clients for ongoing therapy. She is still offering comprehensive evaluations and consultations to families working with their own therapy team. She is also accepting professional mentorship appointments.


Trained in the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention by a member of the LPTC (2008)

Obtained an Illinois state license as an SLP through IDFPR (2008)

Earned a certificate of clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language & Hearing Association (2009)

Mentored with Michelle Garcia Winner & the team at the Social Thinking Center in San Jose, CA (2012)

Obtained a North Carolina state license as an SLP (2012)

Presented a lecture with Jerri Krantz, CCC-SLP, on social cognition and communication at Profectum's 2012 Autism Solutions: Pathways to Progress Conference in Chicago.

Completed a certificate in DIR/Floortime and the Foundational Capacities for Development through Profectum Academy (2013)

Recipient of the Award for Continuing Education (ACE) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2015)

Trained in PROMPT for addressing developmental motor speech disorders / apraxia of speech (2015)

Obtained a Florida state license as an SLP (2016)

Completed a fellowship in DIR/Floortime and the Foundational Capacities for Development (FCD) through Profectum Academy (2016)

Currently enrolled in the Trainer's program through Profectum to become a tutor/trainer in DIR-FCD (2018)

Speech + Language Pathologist