Say hello to Kristen Hayes, Behavior Analyst, with Encore Rehabilitation-West Mobile

Say hello to Kristen Hayes, Behavior Analyst, with #EncoreRehab -West Mobile

Encore Rehabilitation-West Mobile would like to introduce you to Applied Behavior Analyst Kristen Hayes!

Kristen is a Mobile, Alabama native and gradate of UMS-Wright Preparatory School. She completed her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a dual certification in General Education K-6, Special Education K-12, and added an Early Childhood Education PreK-3 certification from the University of South Alabama. Kristen completed her graduate degree in Exceptional Student Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of West Florida. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and licensed in the state of Alabama.

Before becoming a BCBA, Kristen taught for 7 years in a variety of settings including preschool children with Autism, general education 1st grade, general education 3rd grade, and self-contained special education. Kristen has worked with children on the Autism Spectrum for the past 7 years, under the supervision of a BCBA, before becoming a BCBA.

Kristen’s heart and passion are in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She is extremely driven to help families in Mobile seeking assistance with therapy for their children with Autism. As the rate of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder is increasing, the need for the delivery of evidence-based therapy has increased. Kristen and the ABA team at Encore Rehabilitation-West Mobile plan to grow and expand services across Alabama to better serve families in need of ABA therapy.

We are excited to have Kristen with us! 

If you have questions about ABA services, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or would like to schedule an appointment with us, please call our clinic at 251-216-9808. Kristen and the team at Encore Rehabilitation-West Mobile are ready to serve you in the clinic, in your home, or with televisits! We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-West Mobile
1059 Snow Road, South #B
Mobile, Alabama 36695
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Meet Tammy Bryson, COTA/L, of Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Tammy Bryson, COTA/L with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman #EncoreRehab

Say hi to Tammy, Bryson, COTA/L, with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Tammy has been a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for 13 years and enjoys her career. She says, “As I have been in the school system, I have seen many children progress and reach goals that seemed so difficult for them in the beginning. Helping a child be successful as they attain their developmental milestones is very rewarding to me.

Tammy received her degree from Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama. Her expertise is in pediatrics, autism, and sensory-related disorders.

Tammy is married with two children. She enjoys cooking as well as making farmhouse furniture with her husband. She is active in her church where she enjoys many volunteer activities.

Happy National Occupational Therapy Month to Tammy and all our dedicated Occupational Therapists and Assistants! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
1701 Main Avenue SW, Suite G
Cullman, Alabama 35055
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Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman speaks to Autism and Special Needs Support Group

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman speaks to Austism and Special Needs Support Group #EncoreRehab We were proud to be a part of the Autism and Special Needs Family Support Group Meeting on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Margaret Jean Jones Center, Cullman, Alabama.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call or visit your nearest Encore Rehabilitation Clinic. ~~

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

1701 Main Avenue

Suite G

Cullman, Alabama 35055



#autism #support

Autism and Physical Therapy

Puzzle design awareness ribbon with blue background April is Autism Awareness Month,

**The following is an except from, a website of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). For more information, read the full article, click here.

How can a Physical Therapist help children with an autism diagnosis?

“Physical therapists can work with your child, family, and educational team to help your child:

  • Improve participation in daily routines at home and school
  • Acquire new motor skills
  • Develop better coordination and a more stable posture
  • Improve reciprocal play skills, such as throwing and catching a ball with another person
  • Develop motor imitation skills (seeing another person perform an action and then copying that action)
  • Increase fitness and stamina

“A physical therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation of your child that will typically include a health and developmental history and assessment of:

  • Postural strength and control
  • Functional mobility (eg, walking and running)
  • Body and safety awareness
  • Coordination
  • Play skills
  • Interests and motivators
  • Ability to change between different activities
  • Strengths and challenges in making large body movements, such as jumping, hopping, pedaling a tricycle or bicycle, and skipping
  • Participation in daily routines in the home, community, and school

“Your physical therapist will work with you to develop goals to help your child participate as fully as possible in daily routines at home, in the community, and at school. Your physical therapist will then develop a comprehensive plan to meet your child’s, and your whole family’s needs. No “standard” treatment exists for children with ASD (Austism Spectrum Disorder). Each child’s challenges and goals are different. Your physical therapist will design an individual program to meet the strengths and needs of your child. The therapist will work with you to monitor how your child progresses, and collect data to make sure that the treatment plan is leading to positive outcomes for your child.”**

If you have questions regarding how physical therapy may benefit a friend or family member with Autism Spectrum Disorder, please contact your nearby Encore Rehabilitation clinic. Encore locations can be found by clicking here. 

**The above article is an except from, a website of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). For more information, read the full article, click here.

Pediatric Program at Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle

Pediatric Physical Therapy Programs – Mississippi

Pediatric Program at Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman


Funky Fun Run for Autism Society of Alabama, April 14, 2018 at Wallace State Community College


Join Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman at the Funky Fun Run for the Autism Society of Alabama on April 14, 2018 at Wallace State Community College. Race starts at 8 am! We’ll see you there!

To register, click here: Funky Fun Run-Cullman registration.


Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
1701 Main Ave SW, Suite G
Cullman, Alabama 35055
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