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communication is connection

mealtimes are for memories

Illuminate Pediatric Therapies is a neurodiversity affirming pediatric therapy practice serving the greater Baltimore area. We provide speech therapy, language therapy, and feeding therapy. Services are offered in home, in the community, and via telehealth. 

At Illuminate we partner with families to help them achieve goals that are meaningful to them and their little ones. We believe in following a child's lead, embracing their strengths, and honoring their interests while empowering caregivers.

Every family and every child has a story to tell. We hope to be a part of yours. 


Briana Gilliams, M.S.,


early intervention & feeding specialist

Briana Gilliams is a certified speech-language pathologist. She specializes in pediatrics and has extensive experience working in early intervention and with elementary age populations. Briana offers a variety of services including therapy, coaching, classes for caregivers and childcare workers, and play groups. She treats speech, language and feeding disorders and has specialized training in autism spectrum disorders, play-based therapy, myofunctional therapy and tongue tie.


Therapy Services

We provide comprehensive evaluations and treatment for:

  • language delays & disorders

  • articulation & phonology

  • feeding

  • tongue tie & lip tie 

  • myofunctional disorders


Courses & Consultations

Illuminate offers opportunities for caregivers of all kinds - parents, nannies, childcare workers - to learn about a variety of topics through coaching, classes and workshops.


Play Groups

All littles are welcome to join us for our fun family play groups. We host groups that develop communication, play, social and feeding skills around the Baltimore area. Let's get together to play, learn and eat!


parents recommend

Kate S.

"Briana worked with our son, Oliver, for two years on an articulation delay. She easily established rapport with our high energy kiddo and naturally engaged with us as the parents to help support his progress. We all pivoted during the pandemic to virtual services, and Briana individualized her treatment plans to best target Oliver's needs and interests. Briana's been an invaluable resource to Oliver's development and she assisted with his (and our) progress immensely. ”

Amanda M.

"Briana was so helpful in improving our son's speech. It was a struggle to understand him and it was causing frustration for both him and us. After each of Briana's visits, I began to notice improvements in his speech. She was so good with him and gave us a lot of tools that helped on a daily basis until she came back to work more with him. She checked in throughout the week and was always available for questions or thoughts that popped up in between visits. Her schedule was also very flexible which helps a lot when you have two young kids! It is amazing how far he came in just a few months and that wouldn't have happened without Briana's expertise and guidance. If you are looking for a speech therapist, I would highly recommend her!"

Annie M.

"We worked with Briana for our daughter's articulation needs. Each week, our daughter was excited to join Ms. Briana to play with her. We were very impressed at how Briana could naturally and creatively work in her focus and targets while our daughter believed it was all play. We saw improvement in our daughter and are so thankful."

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