6849 Prestige Lane, Suite 133, Hixson, TN 37343
  Email: milestonestherapy@comcast.net
  Phone: 423.508.8212

about us






Milestones Therapy is a multidisciplinary practice including physical, occupational, and speech language therapy located in Hisxon, Tennessee. The practice first opened its doors in 2009 with speech language pathologist Andrea Kirkman. In 2010, the group expanded to include physical therapist Laurie McGee and occupational therapist Amy Thomas and added assistive technology consultant Sarah Mak in 2014, allowing Milestones Therapy to better meet the needs of pediatric therapy for children of all abilities in the Hixson and Chattanooga areas.

The Expertise of our Therapists

Andrea Kirkman (M.S. CCC-SLP) earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech Pathology from Murray State University. She is a licensed Speech/Language Pathologist with more than 14 years of experience in pediatrics and has earned the Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech/Language Hearing Association. Andrea has practiced in homes, schools, and private-clinic settings with a variety of diagnoses. In 2009, she entered into private practice establishing Milestones Therapy serving children and families. Andrea is also a trainer for professionals and families.
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Laurie McGee (PT, DPT, PCS) received a bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, a master's of Special Education and Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. She has 28 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with movement disorders. In 1996, she was recognized as a Pediatric Certified Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and is also certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) for Infants and Children with Cerebral Palsy. She has practiced in an acute care setting, out-patient clinics, early intervention programs, school systems and with adults with developmental disabilities. Her area of expertise is working with individuals who have movement disorders and developmental disabilities; she is also an experienced trainer for professionals and families in the area of motor dysfunction.
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Amy Thomas (OT/L) attended the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences where she earned a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy. She has 12 years of experience in pediatrics and has practiced in early intervention programs, out-patient clinics, school systems, and in the home environment. Over the course of her career, Amy has presented at regional and state-level conferences on a variety of topics related to play and fine motor skill development in children. She has also served as a guest lecturer in the College of Occupational Therapy and College of Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Through collaboration with families, Amy provides consultative support and hands-on training to facilitate children's development of play, fine motor skills, and self-help skills.

Sarah K. Mak (M.S., ATP) has a Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Assistive Technology and Human Services, both from California State University Northridge (CSUN). Sarah is a RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America) certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and also holds a Master's level Assistive Technology Specialist Certification from California State University Dominguez Hills. Sarah has worked in the field of Assistive Technology for over a decade. She has provided evaluations and trainings for individuals, family members, educators, and professionals, using technology to help overcome barriers. Sarah is also an instructor for the Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP), through CSUN, helping to prepare other assistive technology specialists to work in the field. Sarah has experience working with all ages and a wide array of different disabilities. She specializes in communication, education, and all things Mac.
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