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Kara Dodds & Associates - San Diego

Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Parent Training + 1 more
  • Location Address: 7525 Metropolitan Drive Suite 308 | San Diego, CA 92108
  • reviews Rating: 4.51 (109 reviews)
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About Kara Dodds & Associates - San Diego

Growing steadily since 2001, Kara Dodds and Associates has developed a reputation for results, responsiveness, and professionalism among local pediatricians and families with our open lines of communication, our evidenced based methods, adhering to all documentation guidelines and more. We have thoughtfully and carefully selected some of the most committed, creative, innovative therapists by placing special emphasis on people who love kids, have an innate ability to work effectively with special needs children, and are strong team players.

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  • In-school
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  • person icon Kara Dodds, Owner

Founding Story

A Speech-Language Pathologist, a mom of three girls, a mentor to many, a community non-profit volunteer, and the founder of Kara Dodds and Associates. I created this practice in 2001 to support each and every child to have the quality of life experiences they deserve by cultivating hope, modeling inspiration, and always learning. Advocacy is the core of what
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  • English
  • Spanish

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7525 Metropolitan Drive Suite 308, CA, 92108

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  • orange phone icon (619) 692-0622
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4.51
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Showed up today with my son for our first appointment. Signed in on the sign in sheet and sat in the waiting room for 10 minutes. It was 10 minutes past our appointment so I went to the front counter and asked about my sons appointment only to be told that it was canceled because Cassie was out today. I was never contacted by anyone regarding a cancellation in fact I had received a confirmation email the night before. After driving 30 minutes to get to the appointment and waiting another 10 only to be told we had no appointment was really unprofessional. And when I asked why they have a sign in sheet if they dont bother to check it I was told that they have lots of patients coming in and out I said exactly which is why you should check your sign in sheet especially if you have people sitting in your waiting room. Definitely wont be coming back to this location. Weve been to the one in Santee and never had any issues.Also to add we waited a month for this appointment because according to Easter Seals our referral was sent Dec 14 I waited a few weeks and contacted Kara Dodds to set up an appointment and was told they did not have our referral. So I had to go back and forth with Easter Seals saying they had already sent it and Kara Dodds staff saying they didnt for almost a week to get it sorted out. Apparently Kara Dodds only had part of the referral according to them but rather than try and get what they needed from Easter Seals they did nothing and we lost a month of care because of that. Only to dhow up today and have our appointment cancelled.

Kari Powell
25 February 2024
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My son has a speech delay and we have been coming to Kara Dodds for close to 10 months for speech therapy. Lauren Mann is the second speech pathologist weve worked with at Kara Dodds and she is absolutely wonderful. My son adores her he is so excited to go see her every week. I cant say enough good things about her.Her approach during sessions is so positive and she engages both of us so that I can learn strategies to support my son too. She is attentive to how my son processes information and reacts to his needs in innovative ways while also pushing him to grow and improve. She has also talked to my sons day care teachers to collaborate on strategies to support him at school. She is so caring and we feel so fortunate to be working with her.

Emma Robertson
25 May 2023
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I have been taking my son to see Miss Kate for occupational therapy for a little over a year now and he has improved so much She is so creative patient and FUN My little guy and I BOTH love herIf you are looking for feeding therapy Kara Dodds is great and Miss Kate is the BESTWe have also been meeting and working with Miss Tracy for speech therapy. I am truly blown away at how much my son has grown Miss Tracy has been wonderful I was so worried when we first began therapy and she calmed my nerves immediately. She has helped my son communicate through sign and he is now dropping those signs and using WORDS Im so happy I could cry Thank you Tracy You are a HUGE blessing to us

Alicia
25 May 2023
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We love Kara Dodds My kids have a variety of therapies including Speech OT and PT and they have made so much progress working with their therapists and always look forward to seeing them weekly. You can definitely tell each of these women have a passion for what they do and are very knowledgeable in their respective fields. Maggie Nicole Bri and Jenny all of you are phenomenal I cant imagine where both kids would be without your guidance and commitment to see them succeed. Thank you

Erica Strode
25 May 2023
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My daughter is under the care of Maggie Bauer for OT. Having a child diagnosed with ASD brings a whirlwind of information but Maggie has introduced us to manageable goals and activities that we have been practicing and in the months weve been attending weve seen great improvement. With all the therapies we attend OT and spending time with Maggie is my daughters favorite time. Even my 2 year old who is dragged to appointments loves Miss Maggie. Shes incredibly versed in her field and even when theres something we bring up that is unusual shes not afraid to say she needs some time to research and comes back with fresh ideas. Highly recommend Kara Dodds and especially our favorite Miss Maggie.

Laura Shobar
25 May 2023
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Cannot say enough great things about Ms. Lauren who is my sons speech therapist. Lauren truly loves her job and goes above and beyond for the families she works with. My son always look forward to his session with her. She makes the connection with my son learning a fun experience She is compassionate and loving with my son and I immediately felt comfort knowing we were in great hands. She is always super sweet caring understanding and very knowledgeable. Her assessments and judgements were spot on. I am amazed at my sons progress in just a few short months. Shes 100 invested in helping all her clients and it shows in every session. Shes truly a wonderful human being and we feel so blessed to have her as our sons speech therapist.

Mai Matney
25 May 2023
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I have personally witnessed the huge benefit of early intervention services at Kara Dodds. My child has received Speech and Occupational Therapy services at Kara Dodds for 2 years. The therapy provided by both speech therapist Taylor M. and occupational therapist Jenna G. has been exceptional. They both developed strong rapport with my child and their work with her has helped her speech and daily living skills to greatly improve. My greatest thanks to Ms. Taylor M. and Mrs. Jenna G. for their commitment patience and guidance when working with both my child and our family.

Sonia Montoya
25 May 2023
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Our daughter has been going here for only about 3 months and we have seen so much progress You can really tell each of her therapists have a passion for what they do and are very knowledgeable in their respective fields. I honestly feel like they care for my daughter and the progress she makes. Im so happy to be a part of the Kara Dodds family and know its the best place my little one can go to get the help she needs.

Emily Schroeder
25 May 2023
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We have been attending Kara Dodds and associates for almost a year for my sons speech therapy with Ms. Tracy. Tracy has been wonderful with my son this past year. My little guy loves going to see Tracy every week. The improvements hes made this last year in speech are incredible we couldnt have come this far without Tracy. Thank you so much

Elizabeth McCall
25 May 2023
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Absolutely love Kara Dodds. Maggie B is both of my kiddos OT therapist she is wonderful. Always keeps me updated with my kids goals and always willing to give a listening ear. My kids are both thriving because of her amazing work. Thank you Maggie Kara Dodds.

Markie Johnson
25 May 2023
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My son has a speech delay and we have been coming to Kara Dodds for close to 10 months for speech therapy. Lauren Mann is the second speech pathologist...

Emma R.
18 May 2023
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They ONLY reason I still come here for my son is because of Stephanie My son started here and every session he would lay by the door waiting to get out....

Jennifer S.
10 May 2023

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