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ACES, Inc.
(See listing under Education)


Club Xcite
Offers one-on-one, in-home as well as small group social skill-building, tutoring and coaching to kids ages 5-15.
10855 Sorrento Valley Rd.
SD, 92121


Community Interface Services
This nonprofit organization employs Social Support Coordinators to work on individualized plans, focus on consumer interests, help navigate existing barriers, promote a better quality of life and increase access to social and recreational opportunities.
2621 Roosevelt St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008


Include Autism
Highly skilled, ABA-trained mentors run a community-based coaching program to facilitate success in social settings for teens and young adults with Autism. Peer Pals program teaches typical peers the skills and benefits of mentoring. The ultimate goal of this program is teaching social skills to foster self-confidence and independence. Offers a community training for organizations to learn how to better include people with ASD.


PACT (Positive Action Community Theatre)
(See listing under Recreation)


San Diego PEERS Adult Social Skills Training
(See listing under College and the Adult Transition)


SEEDS Educational Services
Social skills training, sexuality education, safety training and social events for teens and adults with disabilities.
2707 Congress St. #1-R
SD, 92110


(See listing under Camps)


The Social Express
Engaging, educational software for children and young adults with social learning challenges. The software is designed to teach users how to think about and manage social situations, helping them to develop meaningful social relationships and succeed in life.
4653 Carmel Mountain Rd. #308
SD, 92130


Social Thinking
Michelle Garcia Winner’s Congressional Medal-winning program that teaches students with Autism and social deficits how to recognize and respond to social cues. Blog, online resources and books for purchase.


Xcite Steps Adults
(See listing under College and the Adult Transition)


Xcite Steps Social Skills Groups
Community and ABA-based social skills groups give children and teens opportunities to generalize skills in natural and fun recreational settings. Age-appropriate groups are offered at both 1:1 and 3:1 to provide the best support while maintaining independence.



ACES, Inc.
(See listing under Education)


Addie’s AutismFITT Club
(See listing under Occupational Therapy)


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
TTY 301-296-5650


Associated Speech Pathologists
Provides evaluations, intervention and consultations, along with occupational therapy to children of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorders and speech and language delays.
1595 Grand Ave. #110
San Marcos, CA 92078


Blast Off Children’s Therapy Services
Offers comprehensive speech, occupational and physical therapy evaluations, and individualized treatment plans for children birth to 18 years with a range of developmental disorders and delays.
9520 Padgett St. #104
SD,  92126


Cameron Roberts Speech Therapy, Inc.
Pediatric speech and occupational therapy clinic provides therapy services for children with special needs. Works with clients to help develop effective treatment plans in the areas of communication, fine motor, sensory processing, visual motor, and feeding skills to help children gain independence and meet their developmental milestones in a play-based setting. Occupational therapy room includes a zip line and rock wall. Hanen Parent training classes available.
5651 Palmer Way # D
Carlsbad, CA 92010


Coastal Speech Therapy
Therapists are trained to provide evaluation and intervention services for children with speech disorders such as apraxia, articulation and phonological processes, stuttering, medical and developmental conditions such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ASD, traumatic brain injury and voice disorder. Evaluates and provides intervention for students with receptive and expressive language delays, preschool language disorders and selective mutism.
6264 Ferris Sq.
SD, 92121


Coast to Coast Therapy, Inc.
Provides evaluations and treatment for speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy services. Accepts some insurance plans, along with funding through regional center and private pay.
3980 Ninth Ave. #1, SD, 92103


County Speech (San Diego County Speech Pathologists, Inc.)
Licensed/certified staff provide evaluations and therapy for infants through seniors with speech-language delay/disorders, stuttering, vocal pathology, cognitive/memory defects and swallowing disorders. Affordable communication-related wellness programs for normally developing babies through school-age children are also available.
411 Camino del Rio S. #101
SD, 92108
345 Santa Fe Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024


Crimson Center for Speech and Language
Assessment and innovative treatment for infant to adults. Individualized, collaborative communication services blending family, school and community programs. Social skills groups, resource workshops and parent groups available.
9606 Tierra Grande #107
SD, 92126
629 Third Ave., #F
Chula Vista, CA 91910


Excel Speech Therapy Center, Inc.
PT in Motion and OT, Etc.
This multidisciplinary team features business partners PT in Motion and OT, Etc. Offers OT, PT, speech and language evaluation and treatment under one roof. They provide individualized occupational, physical and speech therapy for children with all types of special needs. Animal-assisted therapy available in multiple locations throughout San Diego County.
Kearny Mesa:  858-565-6910
Carlsbad: 760-603-9457
Chula Vista: 619-475-6910
San Marcos: 760-744-6910


Golden Steps Pediatric Therapy
Supports your child’s language development through interventions that are naturally motivating and unique to your child. Provides the DIR Floortime model to language learning, as well as the Hanen, Social Thinking and PROMPT programs.
4065 Oceanside Blvd. #J
Oceanside, CA 92056


Hein Speech-Language Pathology, Inc.
Private practice serving children and adults with language-learning disabilities, brain injuries and executive functioning impairments, as well as disorders of articulation, stuttering, social-pragmatic skills and voice. Can provide expert-witness work in court cases.
5858 Mt. Alifan Dr. #104
SD, 92111


Innovative Therapy 4-Kids, Inc.
Therapeutic services for children and families using a unique approach based on symptoms and the whole child, rather than a diagnosis or label. The team of SLPs, OTs, PTs, child psychologist and program specialists teaches children how to reach skill levels never thought possible using state-of-the-art treatments, techniques and therapies. Fee for service-based, but accepts children funded by the San Diego Regional Center.
6185 Paseo Del Norte #100
Carlsbad, CA 92011


Jodie K. Schuller and Associates
Comprehensive oral motor, social skills, speech, and language services for children and adults with disabilities. Provides academic support with the specialized program, Fast Track to School Success, which helps students overcome reading, written language, math and general learning disabilities.
2002 Jimmy Durante Blvd. #304
Del Mar, CA, 92014


Kara Dodds and Associates Pediatric Therapy Center
Speech, occupational and physical therapy, social skills and parent training for families of children with special needs in a family-friendly center.
7840 Mission Center Ct. #200
SD, 92108
9225 Carlton Hills Blvd. #23
Santee, CA 92071


K.I.D.S. Therapy Associates
11838 Bernardo Plaza Ct. #110
SD, 92128


Kirsch Therapy
Speech-language programs are developmentally appropriate, family oriented and play-based to make therapy a fun experience. Participates in ongoing continuing education programs and is up-to-date on the latest research and treatment methodologies.
1949 Avenida del Oro #118
Oceanside, CA 92056


Kolby Kail Speech Therapy
North County speech services in play-based, natural environments such as your home, child’s preschool, or at our office for children 0-6. Works to improve pre-language skills, oral motor skills, phonological awareness, articulation and social communication.


Little Talkers
An online speech therapy resource featuring a series of videos and apps to help parents facilitate speech and learning with a journal to track your child’s progress.


North County Speech and Language Center
Individualized speech therapy and language services for children and adults, as well as educationally based assessment and IEP/ISP consultation. SLPs are certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and provide both diagnostic assessments and treatment to clients for a range of communication disorders.


Pediatric Therapy Services
(See listing under Physical Therapy)


Perfect Progress
(See listing under Education)


The Rite Care Childhood Language Center
Provides free speech and language diagnostic evaluations and intensive therapy for children ages 2-12 whose primary presenting problem is a speech and/or language disorder.
1895 Camino del Rio S.
SD, 92108


San Diego Center for Speech Therapy
Complete speech therapy services include auditory processing disorders, apraxia, social language issues/Autism, fluency disorders and stuttering, phonological impairments and orofacial myofacial disorders.
12625 High Bluff Dr. #105
SD, 92130
7339 El Cajon Blvd.
La Mesa, CA 91942


San Diego State University Audiology and Speech/Language Clinic
Designed as an education, service and research facility. Diagnostic, habilitative, and rehabilitative services are provided to infants through adults who have deficits in communicative function due to limitations of speech, language, and/or hearing. Graduate students observe individuals under supervision by faculty who are nationally certified and/or board certified and state-licensed speech-language pathologists or audiologists.
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Building
5500 Campanile Dr. #221
SD, 92182


SmallTalk Speech Therapy
Individual and group speech therapy and assessment provided by a comprehensive, collaborative team.
12640 Sabre Springs Pkwy. #111
SD, 92128
260 E. Chase Ave., #204
El Cajon, CA 92020
2356 Moore St. #101
SD, 92110


Social Communication Specialists
Speech language assessment and treatment with programs designed to address social and language difficulties that are associated with receptive and expressive language delays, pragmatic language delays, social skill deficits, ADHD/ADD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Extensive parent training is a critical part of their programs.
5703 Oberlin Dr. #207
SD, 92121


Specialized Therapy Services
(See listing under Education)


Speech and Language Pathology – Rady Children’s Hospital
Provides evaluation and interventions to children with speech delays and disorders.
3665 Kearny Villa Rd. #300
SD, 92123


The Speech Station
Individual and group therapy, school readiness focusing on social communication and behavior, and parent training to facilitate language.
590 Laguna Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008


Speech Tree Therapy Center
Provides quality speech-language pathology services to children and adolescents with speech, language, and/or social impairments in order to facilitate more effective language and social interactions through comprehensive evaluation, speech therapy, social skills and parent and teacher facilitation.
2820 Camino del Rio S. #308
SD, 92108
2521 Windward Way
Chula Vista, CA  91914


SPOT Kids Occupational Therapy
(See listing under Occupational Therapy)


Stars Therapy Services
(see listing under Occupational Therapy)


The Stuttering Foundation
Free online resources for those who stutter and for their families, extensive training opportunities for professionals, and support for research into the causes of stuttering.


Dana Tappen, M.A., CCC-SLP
Specializes in treating infants and toddlers with Autism, language learning disorders, oral motor impairments, PDD and phonological disorders.
9508 High Park Ln.
SD, 92129


Therapeutic Approach to Growth
(See listing under Behavioral and Mental Health)


Therapy Uptown
(See listing under Occupational Therapy)


Total Education Solutions
(See listing under Education)

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