Stress Relief for Parents

Stress Relief for Parents

Reducing stress is a key component to the well-being of your family.  We know that parenting a little one on the autism spectrum can be challenging.  You work extra hard at facilitating the work your child is doing, and it can be stressful not knowing how your loving efforts are being received. As parents, it’s important to know that you…

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It’s Autism Awareness Month!

It’s Autism Awareness Month!

At Kara Dodds & Associates, that’s cause for celebration! We partner with some of the best organizations in San Diego to provide services to our children, and to show our appreciation, we’d like to recognize their efforts. We’ve had a long relationship with Valerie Saraf, the curator of Valerie’s List and Facebook pages.  She has been a strong advocate for…

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Discover What Developmental Coordination Disorders Are

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…

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Sensory Diets: What are they? Who needs them?

Sensory Diets: What are they? Who needs them?

Just as our bodies need food throughout the day, the same is true for our bodies needing necessary sensory input.  Typically our bodies are able to meet our needs by activities naturally throughout the day.  Things like swinging your legs while sitting in a chair, chewing gum, humming, eating crunchy snacks, taking a bathroom break to walk around, drinking cold…

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Local SD non-profit provides more than 8,700 free early intervention preschool Screenings

Local SD non-profit provides more than 8,700 free early intervention preschool Screenings

Kara Dodds & Associates was featured in this article along with the Autism Tree Project Foundation regarding the amazing work being done with the early intervention screenings and trainings within the local San Diego County preschool community and Head Start. Read more at: Local San Diego non-profit provides more than 8,700 free Early Intervention Preschool Screenings.

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