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Meghan Cao, MS, DIR-Basic

Meghan Cao

Meghan Cao, MS, DIR-Basic
Early Interventionist


  • Early Intervention (0-5)
  • Autism
  • Special Education
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Meghan Cao has worked as an early interventionist in the East Tennessee area for over 6 years and joined the Pediatric Language Clinic in 2022. She was previously a preschool and elementary special education teacher for 6 years. Meghan provides direct and virtual home-based services to families of children in the Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) who have characteristics of autism or an autism diagnosis. She is enthusiastic in ensuring parents/caregivers feel confident in assisting their child(ren) to progress and reach their goals within the Individualized Family Service Plan and beyond. Meghan’s interests include DIRFloortime, neurodivergent affirming therapy, autism and the autistic community, apraxia of speech, IEP and disability advocacy, gestalt language processors, and sensory integration.
  • BS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2010)
  • MS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2011)
  • DIRFloortime Basic Certificate, International Council on Development and Learning (2022)
Mar 20, 2023