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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.

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My son has been going here since 2012 and he's made remarkable progress with his speech.

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News, Media and Blogs

Strength and Power Training for Children with Poor Coordination!

By Veronica Glen, PT, DPT (http://www.thesandiegopediatricpt.com/2017/01/strength-and-power-training-for-kiddos.html)

When Physical Therapists see a clumsy or uncoordinated child, one of the first thoughts we think is “That kid can use some balance training!” or “They could benefit from functional activity practice!” What current evidence based research is finding is that strength and power training can be just as helpful if not MORE helpful than functional movement training!

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