Kara Dodds & Associates News Blog

Read the latest news, announcements and information about our speech, occupational and physical therapy centers.

Completed 100 speech and language screenings for AKA Headstart: Granada site with therapist team Alisa, Jessica and myself! Great school, teachers, and thank you Center Director Valerie York for being so organized for us!

Completed 150 speech and language screenings for preschoolers at AKA Headstart: Farragut circle center along with therapist Jessica.


About 80 kids screened at AKA Headstart: Darnell center with therapists Alisa and Jessica.

About 60 screenings done today at AKA Headstart Redwood center.


Screened 20 kiddos at AKA Vista La Mesa.

Kara Dodds & Associates along with the Autism Tree Project Foundation and AKA Head Start were featured in the East County Californian artcle "Early intervention is the key to helping children with autism" written by Albert H. Fulcher on February 19, 2014.

Read more at: The East County Californian: Early Intervention is the Key to Helping Children with Autism

Read our Rave Reviews

Watching the documentary brought tears to my eyes and made my heart swell up. Words will never be able to express what the therapists at Kara dodds have done for our family.

Six months ago, I brought my son Atticus in for his evaluation, with only a handful of words and a tendancy to withdraw from interaction, I was desperately seeking someone...someway to help him.

Today he is like a brand new kid! He is thriving! Talking, playing, and so happy. I am so proud that he is mine, and to have kara dodds to thank for helping to give him the words and the will to use them.

B. Ellson

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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