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How To Facilitate Social Skills Development During Play Dates

2020-09-22T21:25:23+00:00

Tips on how to facilitate social skills developement during play dates! A quick sound byte for parentslooking for tips on how to facilitate social skills during play dates. Sincerely, Deb Pontillo, Ph.D. Director, San Diego Kids First

How To Facilitate Social Skills Development During Play Dates2020-09-22T21:25:23+00:00

Quarantined Parent Series Part 4 with Dr. Deborah Pontillo

2020-09-23T22:19:55+00:00

Quarantined Parent Series Part 4 with Dr. Deborah Pontillo click picture above to go to YouTube video In this Q&A, Conrad and Joan Macalalad, from Potentia Prep, and San Diego Kids First's, Dr. Deborah Pontillo, answer your questions on how to help kids stay motivated, continue to get the social-emotional connection they need, and [...]

Quarantined Parent Series Part 4 with Dr. Deborah Pontillo2020-09-23T22:19:55+00:00

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Deborah Pontillo, Hosted by Potentia Prep

2020-09-23T22:16:49+00:00

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Deborah Pontillo, Hosted by Potentia Prep click picture above to go to YouTube video Join us for our Lunch and Learn with Dr. Deborah Pontillo, Hosted by Potentia Prep, where we answer your most burning questions about how to help your special needs child during quarantine and adjusting to [...]

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Deborah Pontillo, Hosted by Potentia Prep2020-09-23T22:16:49+00:00

How to help your child on the autism spectrum from overpowering and controlling a younger sibling!

2020-09-22T21:18:22+00:00

How to help your child on the autism spectrum from overpowering and controlling a younger sibling! This quick video lays out 3 pieces of advice for this common question. Listen to the video for a detailed explanation on these 3 steps: 1. Remember to structure the play for your child: Setting up [...]

How to help your child on the autism spectrum from overpowering and controlling a younger sibling!2020-09-22T21:18:22+00:00

October Update

2019-11-23T20:45:16+00:00

Breaking News! Our very own Dr. Deborah Pontillo was just featured in the SD Voyager! Click here to read the SD Voyager's interview with Dr. Pontillo, and learn more about her journey and getting San Diego Kids First to where it is today! Here's a sneak peek from the interview: "I loved doing evaluations at Rady Children’s [...]

October Update2019-11-23T20:45:16+00:00

October Newsletter

2019-11-23T20:44:49+00:00

At San Diego Kids First, we put the needs of our families above everything else. And as the needs of our community change, so do we. To better support our families, we’re welcoming an amazing new addition to our team! Starting mid-October, Dr. Alex Thibeault will be available for appointments. At San Diego Kids First, we [...]

October Newsletter2019-11-23T20:44:49+00:00

Dr.Elisabeth Thurlow

2020-07-16T18:26:36+00:00

Autism Spectrum Disorder: an important diagnosis NOT to miss It's also an imporant diagnosis NOT to make incorrectly It's tricky. And consequntial. And San Diego Kids First is here to help. I'm thrilled to announce another exceptional addition to our SDKF team. Dr.Elisabeth Thurlow, PsyD, has joined our practice bringing a [...]

Dr.Elisabeth Thurlow2020-07-16T18:26:36+00:00

Psychoeducational Assessment

2020-06-18T14:48:33+00:00

Our 3-Part Strategy for Individualized Assessments During COVID-19 At SD Kids First we are proud to offer individually tailored comprehensive assessments and scientifically-proven treatments to support attention, social/emotional development, & learning and mental health in children, teens, & adults. COVID-19 has turned all of our lives upside down, but some things haven't changed. Our evaluations [...]

Psychoeducational Assessment2020-06-18T14:48:33+00:00

September Newsletter

2019-11-23T20:36:30+00:00

YOU ASKED, WE LISTENED!  Our new girls-only social skills groups are starting soon, designed for girls ages 7-11 and 12-17! Our social skills groups will meet weekly to help girls learn vital social skills in a supportive environment optimal for learning and growth. Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Rangel, our bilingual staff psychologist and specialist in [...]

September Newsletter2019-11-23T20:36:30+00:00

June Newsletter

2019-11-23T20:27:58+00:00

Your ADHD Treatments: Are They Working? Join San Diego Kids First in helping to test an exciting new app to answer this question! These days, when hearing the words “inattention” or “impulsivity”, most people immediately think of ADHD. But the truth is that there are many causes of these behaviors. And even when ADHD is the cause, dialing in on [...]

June Newsletter2019-11-23T20:27:58+00:00