At San Diego Kids First and San Diego Behavior Solutions, we understand the importance of providing services for your family in a timely manner. That’s why we prioritize matching each family with one of our highly specialized professionals as soon as possible. In an effort to minimize our waitlist, I’m excited to announce that we’ve expanded our team and are now opening new slots for in-home and in-office services!

MEET: Alex Padilla


Alexandra is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst “BCBA” with over 6 years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. She specializes in providing behavior analytic and parent enrichment services to empower parents by supporting the entire family. She develops treatment plans as a team to ensure all learning and teaching opportunities embody individual family values.

San Diego Behavior Solutions provides in-home and in-office behavioral health services to improve social skills and support children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and other social and behavioral challenges.
We are so excited to have Alex on our team as our behavior interventionist! In addition to direct intervention and skills training with children, Alex also provides: 
  • 1:1 Behavioral Modification with Child
  • 1:1 Observation
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • Social Skills Training
  • In Home Behavior Intervention
  • In person Academic Support
  • Parent and caregiver enrichment to allow families to foster the growth and development of their children in natural settings in day-to-day life.
Alex specializes in several empirically- validated approaches that are incorporated into each child’s individualized plan.
Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) provide the fundamental basis of many of our intervention programs, however, we do not adhere to a strict ABA programmatic approach. 
Our unique approach allows us to provide a highly customized and tailored approach to each child and family we serve, which allows us to maximize each child’s unique developmental potential.
We strive to provide these services in a caring manner that stimulates, engages and motivates children to embrace learning by addressing their individual needs in their own familiar environments. The specific strategies used in each child’s program will vary based on their individual needs and abilities. We also strongly recommend families take advantage of our parent coaching sessions, to allow parents to gain the skills necessary to reinforce and accelerate their child’s progress in-between intervention sessions.
The overarching mission of our in-home and in-office behavioral health services is to build on each child’s strengths and innate gifts to allow them to overcome challenges and achieve their maximum developmental, social, and emotional potential.
Behavioral Intervention Services at SDBS:
  • Fosters a positive learning environment.
  • Integrates with your daily routine.
  • Improves interpersonal/social skills.
  • Decreases challenging behaviors.
  • Motivates individuals to embrace learning.
  • Builds independent living skills.
  • Promotes healthy self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Increases flexibility/decreases rigidity.
  • Improves resilience and adaptability.
We are thrilled to be able to provide these services for you! If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment please email or call our office at / (858) 692-4187 and we will be happy to help you!
Dr. Deb Pontillo & Anna Williams
Co- Founders of San Diego Behavior Solutions