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

  • “Very kind and loving staff”

    Very kind and loving staff. Everyone is so welcoming and so happy to see my child. He loves going to therapy and asks to go everyday because he has so much fun.

    -Isabella L.

  • “Our daughter has improved dramatically”

    Our daughter has improved dramatically with the speech and occupational therapy. I will tell anyone that needs these services to go to SmallTalk.

    -Tasha B.

  • “Emphasis on my child’s needs”

    Really put emphasis on my child’s needs at every therapy session. All the therapist presents in class so on point to my child’s areas of need.

    -Violeta C.

  • “Therapist understands my child”

    I love how the therapist understands my child’s verbal and physical cues and helps him get out of his comfort box to experiment in new ways to express himself.

    -Katherine C.

  • “Everything, you all do everything amazingly!”

    Everything, you all do everything amazingly! All of the therapists are incredible! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping my girls find their sweet little voices, and for helping my husband and I learn to be better parents in the process.

    -Amanda W.

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