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About Kara Dodds & Associates Pediatric Therapy Center

Growing steadily since 2001, Kara Dodds and Associates has developed a reputation for results, responsiveness, and professionalism among local pediatricians and families with our open lines of communication, our evidenced based methods, adhering to all documentation guidelines and more.  We have thoughtfully and carefully selected some of the most committed, creative, innovative therapists by placing special emphasis on people who love kids, have an innate ability to work effectively with special needs children, and are strong team players.

Kara Dodds, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
Executive Director

Kara is the owner of Kara Dodds & Associates, Inc. with centers in San Diego, Santee and in Coronado, California offering Speech, Occupational, and Physical therapy.  Kara specializes in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with Autism, Apraxia, sensory feeding disorders and in developmental delay and is a member of ASHA and CSHA.  Kara is a mother who truly understands the juggling act that parents face and the emotional rollercoaster that can be to get the help their children need.  Her mission is to support children and their families by advocating for them to support that appropriate therapy services are provided either through insurance and/or at the local school districts and to help parents navigate these system of support.

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Kara Dodds, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
Executive Director

Kara is the owner of Kara Dodds & Associates, Inc. with centers in San Diego, Santee and in Coronado, California offering Speech, Occupational, and Physical therapy.  Kara specializes in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with Autism, Apraxia, sensory feeding disorders and in developmental delay and is a member of ASHA and CSHA.  Kara is a mother who truly understands the juggling act that parents face and the emotional rollercoaster that can be to get the help their children need.  Her mission is to support children and their families by advocating for them to support that appropriate therapy services are provided either through insurance and/or at the local school districts and to help parents navigate these system of support.

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Kara’s advanced clinical training includes certifications in PECS, TalkTools®, PROMPT, and has trainings in the methods of the SCERTS model, New Visions feeding, and in Social Stories.  Kara is Hanen certified and teaches More Than Words®.  She has presented at the Autism Educational Network, Peter Pan Association (Italy), and at Universities to graduate students about tailoring therapy for children with Autism.

Our clinic director Karen Morrissey brings her 20+ years of experience to support our families and our center’s staff.

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We are a start to finish center for your family.  From the moment our awesome administrative team contacts you to engage and work with your child’s dynamic clinician to our follow through insurance billing department – we are here to help your experience be successful and happy.

The center works to be as flexible and accommodating of parents as possible.  We are able to schedule therapies back-to-back thus reducing additional trips to the center.  We are also able to schedule siblings’ therapy simultaneously making scheduling easier on families.  Our comfortable, engaging waiting rooms are set up for siblings to also play.  These things and more help us meet the needs of your family.

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