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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.

Read our Rave Reviews

We have been going to Kara Dodds and Associates for almost three years and love them on every level. Everyone is so caring and understanding. They have all helped my daughter on so many levels and watching her grow every week. I love how they have Saturday sessions due to my work hours. Thank you to everyone!


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Gross Motor Milestones | Birth to 6 years

Have concerns about your child’s gross motor development? Here is a list of some important gross motor milestones that occur between birth and 6 years of age. If your child seems to be behind in their motor development or if you concerns about their quality of movement, our pediatric physical therapists are here to help!