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Get Ready For School with San Diego Behavior Solutions!

2021-08-31T18:30:56+00:00

Sending your kids back to school can be tricky…. We are here to make your transition as smooth as possible! With San Diego Behavior Solutions, we will prepare your child to build healthy relationships with their classmates and teachers. Our in-home behavior interventionist, Charlie, specializes in several empirically- validated approaches that are incorporated into each [...]

Get Ready For School with San Diego Behavior Solutions!2021-08-31T18:30:56+00:00

Dr. Olague & Angie McCormick

2020-12-06T23:56:22+00:00

Our family of clinicians continues to grow with the newest addition of Dr. Jesse Olague! Along with Dr. Olague, we now have ourselves a full-time office manager, Angie McCormick, whom I bet you have already communicated with by now! She is wonderful at helping with client requests and managing the schedules of our wonderful group. [...]

Dr. Olague & Angie McCormick2020-12-06T23:56:22+00:00

Dr. Pontillo Featured on ParentSavers National Podcast: Potty Training: Naptime and Nighttime: Tips for Parents!

2013-07-18T13:06:33+00:00

Last month I had the great pleasure of being invited to be a featured expert on Parent Savers national podcast on nighttime potty training (Scroll down to the bottom of the post if you'd like to listen!) . Along with two parents of young children and the host, we discussed what to expect, various tips/strategies, [...]

Dr. Pontillo Featured on ParentSavers National Podcast: Potty Training: Naptime and Nighttime: Tips for Parents!2013-07-18T13:06:33+00:00

Is sensory processing disorder (SPD) the new ‘catch phrase? Are we over-diagnosing?

2014-05-29T01:01:34+00:00

Question: "What is your opinion on "sensory processing delay"and OT therapy? Is this being overly diagnosed in your opinion and the new catch phrase? Thank you." -K   Dear K: Thank you so much for submitting this question.  I  think there are many parents like yourselves who share the same concerns. To provide you the [...]

Is sensory processing disorder (SPD) the new ‘catch phrase? Are we over-diagnosing?2014-05-29T01:01:34+00:00

Parents ‘Gifting’ their Children the Opportunity to be successful in General Education Classrooms!!

2014-12-14T12:38:51+00:00

Hello! This last October, thanks to a parent sponsor (whose son has autism spectrum spectrum disorder) I had an amazing time presenting to teachers at their private school about the "ABCs of ASD" which is a new teacher training program I developed especially for teachers of students with ASD in a general education preschool or elementary/middle school. [...]

Parents ‘Gifting’ their Children the Opportunity to be successful in General Education Classrooms!!2014-12-14T12:38:51+00:00

Navigating Preschool Choice

2012-11-12T13:13:18+00:00

Moderated by child psychologist Dr. Deborah Pontillo, this workshop features a panel of teachers from the Bill and Sid Rubin Preschool at Congregation Beth Israel, The Children’s School-La Jolla, and a Montessori school who will discuss different curricular approaches, including Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, and Jewish values-based schools. This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for parents to [...]

Navigating Preschool Choice2012-11-12T13:13:18+00:00

My Top 5 Potty Training Mistakes – and how to avoid them!

2013-05-03T12:48:55+00:00

Ok, so listen, we are all human, and no one can say that potty training a toddler is easy!There will be bumps along the road. However, to make this journey as seamless as possible, take a look at these top 5 most common mistakes (and how not to make them!) in order to ensure a [...]

My Top 5 Potty Training Mistakes – and how to avoid them!2013-05-03T12:48:55+00:00

My Top 3 Essential Parenting New Years Resolutions!

2013-01-02T17:22:56+00:00

Happy New Year to all my readers. Here's wishing you all the very best for you and your family in 2013. With the ringing in of the New Year often comes resolutions, hopes, and promises - those we make to ourselves and our children. Yesterday, I received a question from a mother in my practice [...]

My Top 3 Essential Parenting New Years Resolutions!2013-01-02T17:22:56+00:00
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