For Parents

We’re therapists for your kids, and partners for you.

Family plays an important role in the developmental success of every child.

We train family members so that they can be empowered to affect positive change toward their child’s communicative and sensory progress. Below are our New Patient Forms, plus some helpful resources and information regarding speech and sensory development. If you have any questions about your child’s development, or about our services, contact one of our office managers.


For New Patients

Our patient dashboard gives easy access to new patient paperwork, and it will be your main resource for all things during your child’s treatment: appointments, billing, messaging and of course, keeping track of progress!

New Patient Dashboard

It’s easy to make an appointment

We can’t wait to meet you! To make an appointment, email us at or call us at 619-647-6157. Our intake coordinators will guide you through simple steps for a smooth start. Our patient dashboard provides easy access to new patient paperwork, and a hub to follow along during your child’s treatment: appointments, billing, messaging, and most importantly—progress.

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Payment by insurance or out-of-pocket

We work with you to get your sessions covered. SmallTalk is an in-network provider with a wide range of medical insurance companies, and we also offer convenient cash plan options for families as well. We’re happy to be in-network with the following insurance companies:

  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield Federal PPO
  • CPMG/Rady’s Children’s Network HMO
  • Kaiser Permanente HMO
  • San Diego Regional Center
  • Self Pay
  • Sharp Health Plan CPMG HMO
  • TriCare Prime and Select
  • Tribal Health Blue Cross
  • United HealthCare PPO

Contact our intake coordinator at to see if a referral or pre-authorization is required for your insurance. We’re here to make your experience run smoothly.


What will my first session look like?

Whether your first session is an evaluation or treatment session, your clinician will greet you and welcome you and your child into the therapy room. Evaluations are simple, fun tests to determine skill level for your child, as well as a parent interview. First sessions typically focus on building a strong, safe, and positive relationship between your child and our therapist using motivating games and activities. The clinician will also review goals with you and describe what you can expect in treatment and skill-building at home.


Frequently Asked Questions

What clients say about us

  • “SmallTalk has been a BLESSING for our son”

    SmallTalk has been a BLESSING for our son and our family. They have an abundance of patience, a genuine interest and an emotional investment—not only in my son, but in all their kids.

    -Melissa S.

  • “Amazing work from the Team at SmallTalk!”

    We are so grateful both our girls get to work with the loving, kind, patient, and knowledgeable therapists here. We have seen profound progress and so appreciate the ways they help us encourage their growth both in therapy and at home. Such support for parents truly makes a difference!

    -Laurie K.

  • “Welcoming environment”

    It’s a very welcoming environment and the staff truly care about the kids. They are very friendly and calm and patient.

    -Samantha C.

  • “Dozens of words in only a few months.”

    My twin daughters have been going to SmallTalk and are doing wonderfully! They were delayed in their speech and now have dozens of words in only a few months.

    -Susie S.

  • “I could not imagine my children anywhere else”

    The staff are extremely friendly, listen to my concerns and are using the IEP goals in the therapy sessions. I could not imagine my children anywhere else.

    -Marissa C.

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