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  • Occupational Therapy
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  • Watch our therapists making a difference one child at a time...
  • Call today for our social group and summer camp programs!
  • A dual approach with speech therapy and occupational therapy.
  • Using the latest technology to improve communication
  • Empowering positive change towards your child's development.

San Diego Centers for Pediatric Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy

Since 2001, Kara Dodds & Associates has been providing individualized therapy for children in San Diego and now into also a second location in Santee.  Our licensed and certified therapists specialize in:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder / PDD-NOS
  • Expressive & Receptive Language Delays
  • Apraxia & Oral Motor Deficits
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Feeding Difficulties & Aversions
  • Social Skill Deficits
  • Auditory Processing & Reading Difficulties
  • Attention & Organization Skills
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Fine & Gross Motor Skill Deficits
  • Handwriting Difficulties
  • Neurological (e.g. Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, TBI)
  • Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Non-verbal Learning Disability

Individual Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy

Some children do best with an individual model where they work 1:1 alongside a therapist targeting specific treatment goals and/or behavior objectives.  If that is the case, we offer individual sessions Monday – Saturday (8:00am with extended hours until 6:45) to meet your individualized needs.

Office Based Therapy Sessions

We have two clean and family center locations to best serve you with plenty of free parking, comfortable waiting rooms with toys for siblings to engage with, lots of bright natural light, and easy handicap access. 

Home Based Therapy Sessions 

Home visits are also available in San Diego county, Santee area as well as in North County including but not limited to: Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Poway, and more.. Call today for more information.

Additional Services

  • Co-Treating therapy services with OT and PT
  • Utilizing our speech sensory room for children who seek more sensory input in therapy
  • Parent Programs (e.g. Hanen: More Than Words)
  • Consultation with other service providers (e.g. School providers, IEP attendance, ABA programs, etc.)

Empowering Positive Change Toward Your Child’s Development

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My son had been going there since 2012. He's loved it since the first day he started. The therapist are absolutely amazing! Couldn't ask for a better place for my son. Thank you to everyone at Kara Dodds for everything you do!


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Watch our therapists making a difference one child at a time

I am so proud of this mini-documentary we made at Kara Dodds and Associates.

I am so thankful for the families, and most importantly to the children, who work so hard to improve their communication skills every week. I also wanted to acknowledge and thank my speech therapists, who help make all happen! People can often take for granted what comes so easily to some.