Programs

At SDCST, we have a variety of specialized programs to meet your child’s needs:

Social Skills Groups

Our Social Stars Program: groups children with social/pragmatic delays and peer role models. After each Social Stars session, the children were asked what they learned.

At SDCST, we strive to help children and young adults succeed socially. We have a special interest in social pragmatics, and we value the importance of social skills linked to one’s success academically, in extra curricular activities, within his/her career, home life, and throughout a person’s lifetime. We work with children and young adults with a variety of social skills needs and levels, and we tailor our social groups to meet the needs of all of all of the participants.

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Feeding Therapy Programs

At SDCST, we have a team of professionals to help treat children and adults with feeding challenges. We have Orofacial Myologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, a Registered Dietitian, Psychologists, and a Pediatrician to meet the feeding challenges that our patients may face. We will put together an individualized program to help your child and family succeed in feeding skills. Our specialists are able to help individuals of all ages, from infancy to the elderly. Our team is unique in that we have a variety of specialists to work with each family to develop the most successful program for you.

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Thumb/Finger Sucking, Nail Biting, & Pacifier Programs

At SDCST, we have a team of professionals to help treat children and adults with feeding challenges. We have Orofacial Myologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, a Registered Dietitian, Psychologists, and a Pediatrician to meet the feeding challenges that our patients may face. We will put together an individualized program to help your child and family succeed in feeding skills. Our specialists are able to help individuals of all ages, from infancy to the elderly. Our team is unique in that we have a variety of specialists to work with each family to develop the most successful program for you.

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Interactive Metronome

At SDCST, we offer the Interactive Metronome (IM) program. IM is a research-based assessment and treatment tool used in therapy to improve the neurological processes of motor planning, sequencing and processing. The IM program provides a structured, goal-oriented process that challenges the patient to synchronize a range of hand and foot exercises to a precise computer-generated reference tone heard through headphones. The participant attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions. An auditory-visual guidance system provides immediate feedback measured in milliseconds, and a score is provided.

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Earobics

Earobics is a powerful and transformative multisensory reading intervention for raising academic achievement. Built on more than a decade of research, Earobics builds individualized reading instruction in all of the areas deemed critical by the National Reading Panel. A proven, research-based intervention solution, Earobics directly impacts reading achievement in pre-K through third grade. Earobics specifically targets phonemic awareness skills and delivers systematic, explicit instruction that is individualized for each student with unique adaptive technology that automatically adjusts the instructional level to ensure mastery before moving on to the next level.

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Lindamood-Bell Reading & Comprehension Programs

At SDCST, we have therapists who have received training in the Lindamood-Bell Programs of Visualizing and Verbalizing and Seeing Stars. The Lindamood-Bell programs are committed to teaching children and adults to read and comprehend, and the approaches to teach these skills are profound. The strategies address a variety of reading and comprehension challenges from difficulty with reading words on the page, recognizing sight words, reading fluency, spelling, reading comprehension, processing of auditory information, and higher-level thinking skills such as answering Why-questions, making predictions, and inferencing skills. Students with reading challenges may be labeled as dyslexic or may have language processing issues.

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Parent Support Groups

ADHD/Autism Support Group
Within our office, the board-certified parent ADHD Coach Roya Kravetz, offers parent support groups several times a year. Roya is the owner San Diego Center for ADHD Coaching. In these groups, you will meet other parents facing the challenges associated with an ADHD and/or autism diagnosis in the family.

Bright Stars Online Video Parenting Support/Education for Parents of Children With Autism
“Bright Stars”, is a one-of-a-kind, online video parenting support and education program for parents of children diagnosed with mild autism spectrum disorder (ASD) developed by Dr.Pontillo.

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Specialized Trainings & Continuing Education

We offer various continuing education courses, presentations, and trainings for professional development and parent education. We are approved to offer dental continuing education units (CEUs) via the San Diego County Dental Society, and we present to a variety of dental/orthodontic offices throughout San Diego. We also go to schools to teach and train the school staff on various areas of speech, language, social, and myofunctional development.

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