About Us

Cognoa is an early childhood development and pediatric behavioral health company. We develop digital diagnostics and therapeutics that enable earlier and more equitable access to care to improve the lives and outcomes of children and families.

We’re starting with autism.

We are clinicians and data scientists, engineers and innovators, friends and family of children with developmental differences. We are united in our belief in the power of knowing and the right of every child and family to access early interventions. 
 
With innovative, scientifically proven technology, a whole child approach, unwavering support of families, and in partnership with the healthcare community, Cognoa is transforming the path to care as we know it.

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But by the time they get a diagnosis, most will miss the critical early window when interventions have the greatest impact.

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The average age of autism diagnosis is >4 years old. Parents raise concern at 14 months of age.

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Moms work fewer hours per week, earn 56% less than mothers of children with no health limitations, and 35% less than mothers of children with other conditions.

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25% of children with autism are undiagnosed. Hispanic and Black children are 65% and 19% less likely than white children to be diagnosed with autism.

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Girls are diagnosed with autism <1.5 years later than boys.

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The cost of caring for Americans with autism may rise to $461 billion by 2025. Early diagnosis and interventions could reduce this.

2013

Cognoa was founded by Dr. Dennis Wall.

Read more about Dennis.

Cognoa: Transforming pediatric healthcare

Management Team

Sharief Taraman, MD, DABPN, DABPM, FAAP

CEO
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James Silver

General Counsel
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Dennis Wall, PhD

Founder
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Brandon Devennie

SVP Commercial
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Ellie Ghotbi

Chief People Officer
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Sharief Taraman, MD, DABPN, DABPM, FAAP

CEO
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Dennis Wall, PhD

Founder
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James Silver

General Counsel
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Brandon Devennie

SVP Commercial
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Ellie Ghotbi

Chief People Officer
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Join Us

We’re always looking for talented people to join our team and our mission to create earlier and more equitable access to care across engineering, operations and customer-facing roles.

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