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Social Emotional Learning

2022-07-27T21:54:22+00:00

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. "People with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, professionally, and socially." “As a new member to the San Diego Kids First team, I am [...]

Social Emotional Learning2022-07-27T21:54:22+00:00

New Targeted ASD Evaluation

2022-05-10T20:25:43+00:00

At San Diego Kids First we recognize the value in a tailored comprehensive assessment that fits the unique needs of your child/ teen. We seek to answer each referred clients developmental concerns by providing detailed and impactful recommendations for your family. Throughout this process, we are mindful of the time sensitive nature of an assessment and [...]

New Targeted ASD Evaluation2022-05-10T20:25:43+00:00

Early Childhood Center serves children aged 12 months to 5 years!

2021-08-27T17:42:42+00:00

We are proud to offer these services through San Diego Behavior Solutions behavior specialist, Charlie Aguilar and San Diego Kids First’s psychologist & developmental specialist, Dr. Jordan Ko. Services Offered - One hour developmental screens A 50 minute screening allows us to briefly screen your child for developmental, social, emotional, or behavioral concerns. By the [...]

Early Childhood Center serves children aged 12 months to 5 years!2021-08-27T17:42:42+00:00

Dr. Pontillo on ABC 10 News

2021-03-12T00:03:15+00:00

Catching kids up on socialization skills   It's been a year since schools shut down and kids lost their main source of interaction with other children. ABC 10News Reporter Jared Aarons takes an In Depth look at how that has affected their social skills and what doctors say parents should do to make up for [...]

Dr. Pontillo on ABC 10 News2021-03-12T00:03:15+00:00

Dr. Pontillo Featured on PBS SoCal

2021-03-12T00:00:10+00:00

'I Want It Now!': How to Talk to Kids About Being Patient for COVID-19 Vaccines   Kids may be itching to get back to their pre-pandemic lives, but we're not out of the woods just yet.   How do parents and caregivers explain that getting all of us vaccinated will take time? Two experts share [...]

Dr. Pontillo Featured on PBS SoCal2021-03-12T00:00:10+00:00

Cassidy O’Brien Featured on National Geographic

2021-01-07T15:31:54+00:00

How to talk to your kids about the chaos at the Capitol The events at the U.S. Capitol caused fear and confusion. Here's how to help children make sense of it all. As the news of a mob of violent protesters storming the U.S. Capitol played out on Wednesday—on top of what’s already been a [...]

Cassidy O’Brien Featured on National Geographic2021-01-07T15:31:54+00:00

Kim Brownell’s Heartwarming Message

2020-12-12T22:37:43+00:00

A heartwarming message from our of our therapists, Kim Brownell. I wanted to share with everyone a recent post by one of our therapists, Kim Brownell. Kim is our former Broadway star who has played many lead roles on the infamous stage. Her time on Broadway has led to her career as a Therapist... Kim [...]

Kim Brownell’s Heartwarming Message2020-12-12T22:37:43+00:00

Dr. Pontillo Featured on PBS SoCal

2020-12-07T00:16:14+00:00

Ask the Expert: How Do I Manage My Kids’ Holiday Expectations this Year? How can grown-ups explain to kids how different this holiday season will be? We asked two child psychologists for their tips. The major takeaway? Be honest and fair to yourself. At-Home Learning is an early childhood education resource (for ages 2-8) providing [...]

Dr. Pontillo Featured on PBS SoCal2020-12-07T00:16:14+00:00

New Office Space

2020-12-06T23:58:47+00:00

San Diego Kids First has a new, expanded satellite location!     We are still located in the charming Hacienda building in Carmel Valley in Suite 111, but we have added a lovely new suite #304. We could not be more excited for this new chapter for our team. Expanding to the newer, bigger and [...]

New Office Space2020-12-06T23:58:47+00:00

Does your child look lost on the playground? Does he or she have difficulty playing with other children? How occupational therapy can help.

2013-07-11T10:35:39+00:00

(Many thanks to my colleague Andrea De Marino, MHS, OTR/L for this article. For more about Andrea or occupational therapy visit her website at www.sensorysolutionsinc.com      - Dr. Deb) Some children have a difficult time interpreting sensory information from their environments, whether it be from the sense of touch (tactile input), movement (vestibular input), [...]

Does your child look lost on the playground? Does he or she have difficulty playing with other children? How occupational therapy can help.2013-07-11T10:35:39+00:00
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