I’m excited to announce that San Diego Kids First is partnering with local schools to provide targeted services within the community! We greatly enjoy offering these services to school administration, staff, students, and families and welcome you to join us in our mission to maximize the developmental, social, emotional, behavioral, and academic potential of children [...]
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We are partnering with local preschools to provide free developmental screens to registered students! While returning back to school has been an adjustment post-pandemic, nearly all of our normal structures and routines have been abolished or transformed into something different. New routines, processes, requirements, and expectations are in place. To assist in clarifying some of [...]
WE ARE OFFERING: I. Education, Behavior, and Parent Support Group II. Parenting Group for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder III. Anxiety Group For Elementary-Aged Children Please read the information below to find the dates and times for each group! Education, Behavior, and Parent Support Group: This 8-week program for parents of 3-12-year-olds meets via zoom [...]
Meet our parenting specialist, Anna Williams, LMFT! Anna is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience in parent coaching. Anna utilizes a collaborative approach to help instill positive co-parenting skills in cooperative parents who are in the process of separating and/or getting a divorce. To promote lasting changes for successful [...]
We are offering: I. Parent, Education and Support Group II. Anxiety Group for Elementary Aged Children The parent, education and support group is a 4 week program for parents of 3-12 year olds that meets via zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:30pm. The first session will begin on December 6th! Topics covered: Introduction & [...]
WE ARE OFFERING: I. EDUCATION, BEHAVIOR AND PARENT SUPPORT GROUP II. ANXIETY GROUP FOR ELEMENTARY AGED CHILDREN The Education, Behavior, and Parent Support Group is a 4 week program for parents of 3-12 year olds that meets via zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:30pm. The first session will begin on November 29th and end [...]
As many of you know, Dr. Pontillo has been a voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, for 13 years, where she has been providing clinical supervision to Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows in their final year of training. In Dr. Pontillo’s continued commitment to education and training of quality professionals [...]
At San Diego Kid’s First/ San Diego Therapy First we provide services for the whole family! Our clinician, Dr. Erin Grimes, Psy.D. specializes in working with adults, couples, college aged students, individual sessions and parent counseling. Erin offers clients effective and quick ways to change behavior and to use more adaptive thinking styles to approach [...]
Many parents find themselves questioning why their children's negative behaviors spike as soon as they get home from school. They often hear how amazing their child is during the school day but can’t seem to get the same behaviors at home. Our specialist in educational psychology, Kaydon Schanberger was interviewed by San Diego Family Magazine to [...]
We serve children of all ages! Our services include: Social/Emotional Learning, Study/ Organizational Skills Training, Educational Therapy/Dyslexia Intervention/ Academic Support, Dyslexia Screening, Multidisciplinary Evaluations and IEP/504 Services - Social Emotional Learning is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success. There are 5 areas [...]