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Attention Preschool/ Kindergarten Administrators, Staff and Parents!

2022-09-29T22:11:56+00:00

We are San Diego’s ONLY comprehensive developmental & behavioral clinic for infants, toddlers and preschoolers!  Welcome to San Diego Kids First's Early Childhood Center! We serve children ages 0-5 years. We are proud to offer these services through our early childhood specialists, Dr. Jacque Gamboa, Psy.D, Dr. Jesse Olague, Psy. D, Dr. Jordan Ko, Ph.D [...]

Attention Preschool/ Kindergarten Administrators, Staff and Parents!2022-09-29T22:11:56+00:00

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

Bright Stars Parenting Program!

2022-06-22T21:03:24+00:00

Bright Stars is a: Downloadable Video Parenting Course for Bright Children with Mild Autism Spectrum Disorder. FIRST MODULE FREE! We are passionate about helping parents and caregivers become experts themselves, so that crucial social, emotional, and behavioral skills can be acquired on a day-to-day basis at home. Our program relies on utilizing each child’s unique [...]

Bright Stars Parenting Program!2022-06-22T21:03:24+00:00

Introducing Kaydon Schanberger!

2022-06-22T20:56:43+00:00

Summer services offered  include: Social/Emotional Skills Development (Social Emotional Learning Curriculum) Dysgraphia/Fine Motor & Handwriting Skills (Learning Without Tears Curriculum) Dyslexia/Reading Skills Development (Orton Gillingham Curriculum) Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and [...]

Introducing Kaydon Schanberger!2022-06-22T20:56:43+00:00

How to Talk to Kids About Money

2021-12-22T18:05:28+00:00

Saving, spending, budgeting — We all need to know about money and if we start teaching kids about it early on, we can help them sharpen key math and life skills that will last them into adulthood. It's never too early to teach kids about money. When my 3-year-old son knocked my headphones on the [...]

How to Talk to Kids About Money2021-12-22T18:05:28+00:00

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
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