Therapies for Children with Special Needs




The Attention and Achievement Center focuses on cognitive training, a medication-free approach to helping children with ADHD, dyslexia, autism and auditory processing disorder. Staff includes neurologists, psychologists, speech pathologists, vision specialists and special-education teachers. Offices in Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, San Mateo and San Jose. 886-881-8820. drugfreeadd.com.

 

Aspiranet is a nonprofit providing low-cost therapy and support to kids with special needs and behavioral challenges around the Bay Area. aspiranet.org.

 

San Francisco/Peninsula

Kidspace features physical, occupational and speech therapists and psychotherapists who use state-of-the-art equipment to treat kids with many developmental delays and issues. Offices in San Francisco, Redwood City and Mountain View. 415-695-1400. kidspacetherapy.com.

 

The Reading Clinic provides treatment for students with dyslexia, ADD and other reading, writing and comprehension disorders in San Francisco and San Mateo. 800-790-5302. thereadingclinic.com.

 

East Bay


The Center for Communicative Disorders, Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic at Cal State East Bay in Hayward offers speech, hearing and language evaluations and treatment. Graduate and undergraduate students provide the therapy, and clients are charged modest fees for services on a sliding scale. 510-885-3241. class.csueastbay.edu/commsci/abclinic.htm.

 

Communication Works is a private provider of speech, language, social and occupational therapy for children with a variety of special needs. 4400 Keller Ave., #200, Oakland. 510-639-2929. cwtherapy.com.

 

Through the Looking Glass offers play therapy, occupational therapy and adaptive equipment to Bay Area children who have diverse disabilities and medical issues. 2198 Sixth St., Berkeley. 510-848-1112. lookingglass.org.

 

Silicon Valley


The Kay Armstead Center for Communication Disorders provides speech, language and hearing diagnosis and therapy at San Jose State University. 1 Washington Square. 408-924-3688. sjsu.edu/cds/clinic/.

 

Joy & Laughter Developmental Therapy provides speech, occupational and feeding therapy for kids up to age 15 in English, Spanish and Tagalog. 1400 Coleman Ave. #B24, Santa Clara. 408-337-2727. jldtherapy.com

 

The Listening Center uses the Tomatis Method, an intensive auditory training program designed to help kids with auditory processing disorders, dyslexia, hearing loss and speech delays improve their comprehension and listening skills. Headquarters in Santa Rosa with classes at 5100 Camden Ave., San Jose. 800-830-4061. thelisteningcenter.net.

 

The Reading Clinic provides treatment for students with dyslexia, ADD and other reading, writing and comprehension disorders in Los Altos, Palo Alto and Saratoga. 800-790-5302. thereadingclinic.com.

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