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  • specializing in helping children with autism apraxia down syndrome
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  • Watch our therapists making a difference one child at a time...
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  • Centers for Pediatric Speech, Occupational, and Physical 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 with state of the art centers in San Diego and in Santee, Ca. Some children do best with an individual model where they work 1:1 alongside a therapist targeting specific treatment goals and/or behavior objectives.

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

Therapy Center Details & Hours

Our centers are clean, easy to access, comfortable waiting rooms with toys for siblings, lots natural light, plenty of free parking, and easy handicap access.

To meet the needs of families we are open Monday – Friday (8:00 – 6:45) and also Saturday’s (8:00 – 5:00). We are able to schedule sessions “back-to-back” or have siblings scheduled making it easier for parents.

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.)

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We accept Tricare, San Diego Regional Center, United Health Care, Easter Seals, Kaiser, most PPO insurance plans and private pay.

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We are a military family and have lived in 3 States in the past 4 years.  As we moved around we have experienced other Speech and language companies, and now have a better perspective on the services we received while living  in San Diego.

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Discover What Developmental Coordination Disorders Are

Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD) in Children

What are they? These are delays in a child’s motor skills or a difficulty in a child’s ability to coordinate movements.   What are the key traits of DCD?

Affects 5-8% of school aged children to perform everyday tasks

  • Often occurs with a learning disability, ADHD, Speech and Language Disorder, and behavioral problems
  • Can persists through adulthood
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