Kara Dodds & Assoc

★★★★☆
  • 7840 Mission Center Ct

    San Diego, CA 92108

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  • 619-692-0622

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Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00am-6:00pm

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After taking my son to two other speech offices, I found Kara Dodds and Associates, Inc. I was looking for a place that was knowledgeable about apraxia speech. My son received private speech for 4 months prior to switching to KDA and had made little progress. Once he was at KDA, he started progressing right away and has come a long way. The therapists at KDA are very knowledgeable, professional, enthusiastic, and great with kids. I have always been impressed with the detailed notes they keep from each session. They go over these notes with me during the last 5 minutes of the session. This is a chance for me to hear about his progress, things he is still working on, and goals, so that I can implement them at home as well. My son loves his therapists and is always excited to see them. The progress that my son has made with his therapists in the past year has been amazing. We have had a few occasions when he saw a few different therapists in the office (during makeup sessions), and they have also always been professional, encouraging, and good with him. My youngest son just started receiving speech therapy a month ago with a therapist new to the office, and she has impressed me right away. I think the whole staff there is amazing.
The office staff has also been very helpful in dealing with insurance. They have handled everything that has come up, and even dealt with some issues that came up during the Triwest/United Healthcare switch over. I have never had to be involved with the insurance side of things. The office staff has always made the calls and looked into things, getting them resolved quickly. One son is seen 3 times a week and my other son is seen twice a week, and the office has always been able to work with our insurance and get approval for the frequent therapy sessions. The other speech offices we went to, I had to make calls myself on occasion to get things resolved.
KDA is also great at scheduling makeup appointments in the event that we cant make a session. They have been flexible with times and willing to work with us to make it possible for my older and younger son to be seen at the same time with different therapists so that I dont have to drive back to the office more than needed. We have been very pleased with our overall experience at Kara Dodds, and Associates, Inc and look forward to continuing to work with them. I have recommended them to my friends that are seeking speech services for their children, and I would recommend them to anyone else

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After taking my son to two other speech offices, I found Kara Dodds and Associates, Inc. I was looking for a place that was knowledgeable about apraxia speech. My son received private speech for 4 months prior to switching to KDA and had made little progress. Once he was at KDA, he started progressing right away and has come a long way. The therapists at KDA are very knowledgeable, professional, enthusiastic, and great with kids. I have always been impressed with the detailed notes they keep from each session. They go over these notes with me during the last 5 minutes of the session. This is a chance for me to hear about his progress, things he is still working on, and goals, so that I can implement them at home as well. My son loves his therapists and is always excited to see them. The progress that my son has made with his therapists in the past year has been amazing. We have had a few occasions when he saw a few different therapists in the office (during makeup sessions), and they have also always been professional, encouraging, and good with him. My youngest son just started receiving speech therapy a month ago with a therapist new to the office, and she has impressed me right away. I think the whole staff there is amazing.
The office staff has also been very helpful in dealing with insurance. They have handled everything that has come up, and even dealt with some issues that came up during the Triwest/United Healthcare switch over. I have never had to be involved with the insurance side of things. The office staff has always made the calls and looked into things, getting them resolved quickly. One son is seen 3 times a week and my other son is seen twice a week, and the office has always been able to work with our insurance and get approval for the frequent therapy sessions. The other speech offices we went to, I had to make calls myself on occasion to get things resolved.
KDA is also great at scheduling makeup appointments in the event that we cant make a session. They have been flexible with times and willing to work with us to make it possible for my older and younger son to be seen at the same time with different therapists so that I dont have to drive back to the office more than needed. We have been very pleased with our overall experience at Kara Dodds, and Associates, Inc and look forward to continuing to work with them. I have recommended them to my friends that are seeking speech services for their children, and I would recommend them to anyone else

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After taking my son to two other speech offices, I found Kara Dodds and Associates, Inc. I was looking for a place that was knowledgeable about apraxia speech. My son received private speech for 4 months prior to switching to KDA and had

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After taking my son to two other speech offices, I found Kara Dodds and Associates, Inc. I was looking for a place that was knowledgeable about apraxia speech. My son received private speech for 4 months prior to switching to KDA and had

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Please do not use services at Kara Dodds and Associates if you struggle financially. \r
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Even if your insurance tells you that the service is covered, AND Kara Dodds also states that they have cleared it with the insurance company, your

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Please do not use services at Kara Dodds and Associates if you struggle financially. \r
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My son is thriving at this office. I went to another office for 3 months with limited progress. I switched to this office 6 weeks ago from a recommendation from his preschool teacher. Its night and day now with his progress. He is now

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My son is thriving at this office. I went to another office for 3 months with limited progress. I switched to this office 6 weeks ago from a recommendation from his preschool teacher. Its night and day now with his progress. He is now

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Kara Dodds and Associates is a wonderful practice. Our son has been treated by KDA for over four years. The treatment has been top notch. My son is unable to speak and uses a speech generating device to communicate. Despite this,

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Kara Dodds and Associates is a wonderful practice. Our son has been treated by KDA for over four years. The treatment has been top notch. My son is unable to speak and uses a speech generating device to communicate. Despite this,

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My child can speak now. I couldn't make any progress till I went here. She is more outgoing and is so much more confident. Kara is wonderful and the staff knows what they are there for. They give so much time to the community. My child does not have Autism, but because of the work Kara does in the community, I am getting involved as I see how much of an impact she has had on the children and families I have talked to in the office waiting room. Thank you!

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My child can speak now. I couldn't make any progress till I went here. She is more outgoing and is so much more confident. Kara is wonderful and the staff knows what they are there for. They give so much time to the community. My child does not have Autism, but because of the work Kara does in the community, I am getting involved as I see how much of an impact she has had on the children and families I have talked to in the office waiting room. Thank you!

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My child has been going to this clinic for over a year. He has been doing so good and I have never been happier with how his therapy is going. The staff is amazing as well and they get high marks for explaining insurance and

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My child has been going to this clinic for over a year. He has been doing so good and I have never been happier with how his therapy is going. The staff is amazing as well and they get high marks for explaining insurance and

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We took our son who is Autistic to Kara Dodds for speech therapy for over a year. The actual speech therapist were very nice and worked with him great. The 1 star is for the actual therapist who were very sweet and dealt with my son

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We took our son who is Autistic to Kara Dodds for speech therapy for over a year. The actual speech therapist were very nice and worked with him great. The 1 star is for the actual therapist who were very sweet and dealt with my son

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I took the More than Words Hanen Program, and it provided an excellent way for me to communicate with my son with ASD. Kara and Breena showed what to do to keep my son engage, how to get him through daily routines with visuals, and how to keep him interested in attending in book readings.

Their speech department has been great in getting my son to slowly communicate. I employ techniques that the therapists uses, and I see improvement in my son's communication. If you don't practice what they teach your child, your child will not use it at home.

I'm not sure why other parents say to avoid them without providing any experiences. Also, If your insurance doesn't pay, then it's not their fault. You have to talk to your insurance company and see what it is covered. It's your resposibility.

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I took the More than Words Hanen Program, and it provided an excellent way for me to communicate with my son with ASD. Kara and Breena showed what to do to keep my son engage, how to get him through daily routines with visuals, and how to keep him interested in attending in book readings.

Their speech department has been great in getting my son to slowly communicate. I employ techniques that the therapists uses, and I see improvement in my son's communication. If you don't practice what they teach your child, your child will not use it at home.

I'm not sure why other parents say to avoid them without providing any experiences. Also, If your insurance doesn't pay, then it's not their fault. You have to talk to your insurance company and see what it is covered. It's your resposibility.

Pros: Good with children with ASD

Cons: May not get to sit in during therapy

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There is a place to avoid. They will make promises that never come true. They care more about money than helping children

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There is a place to avoid. They will make promises that never come true. They care more about money than helping children

Pros: None

Cons: Many

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We started in June 08 at Kara Dodds and Assoc. after waiting months on a waiting list at Rady's so I called Kara Dodds. They got us in right away and took our insurance and we LOVE working with Alison.

I have no idea why the other review say they are difficult to work with in working with insurances? I did not find that to be the case at all. They gave me their notification of their policies from the start on billing insurance and made no declarations about therapy coverage to me. Maybe the other people really didn't have coverage? All I know is my daughter has made amazing progress and is now talking. This is truly the only place to go for speech therapy.

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We started in June 08 at Kara Dodds and Assoc. after waiting months on a waiting list at Rady's so I called Kara Dodds. They got us in right away and took our insurance and we LOVE working with Alison.

I have no idea why the other review say they are difficult to work with in working with insurances? I did not find that to be the case at all. They gave me their notification of their policies from the start on billing insurance and made no declarations about therapy coverage to me. Maybe the other people really didn't have coverage? All I know is my daughter has made amazing progress and is now talking. This is truly the only place to go for speech therapy.

Pros: Accepted my insurance

Cons: Wish they had office in South Bay

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Watch out for this speech therapist, they will tell you everything is covered by insurance, see reviews on other sites

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Watch out for this speech therapist, they will tell you everything is covered by insurance, see reviews on other sites

Pros: none

Cons: dishonest business

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They forced me to take the speech therapy sessions saying that the insurance will cover it eventhough I wanted to wait until I hear from the insurance.Finally I had to pay around $1000 from my pocket.They even refused to give me any discount when I had to pay from my pocket.

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They forced me to take the speech therapy sessions saying that the insurance will cover it eventhough I wanted to wait until I hear from the insurance.Finally I had to pay around $1000 from my pocket.They even refused to give me any discount when I had to pay from my pocket.

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We initially were at another clinic in North County. We took a class at Kara Dodds and Assoc. and knew that was the place our son needed to be instead. We switched clinics and the therapy was like night and day. Breena and Carey know exactly what he needs and he loves going. We stared here through early intervention and after he turned 3 it was nice to stay at a place that worked with our insurance. All I can say is, it was the best decision we made for our son and now he is talking!

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We initially were at another clinic in North County. We took a class at Kara Dodds and Assoc. and knew that was the place our son needed to be instead. We switched clinics and the therapy was like night and day. Breena and Carey know exactly what he needs and he loves going. We stared here through early intervention and after he turned 3 it was nice to stay at a place that worked with our insurance. All I can say is, it was the best decision we made for our son and now he is talking!

Pros: Location and friendly people

Cons: none

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In my opinion, this is a Speech Therapy Office to definitely avoid. I would not recommend this agency due to our negative experience. Of course, this is only a personal opinion.

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In my opinion, this is a Speech Therapy Office to definitely avoid. I would not recommend this agency due to our negative experience. Of course, this is only a personal opinion.

Pros: location

Cons: everything already noted

 

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