Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy screenings for children birth to five years old

RL Therapy Group knows that many children are missing their well-child check ups with their pediatrician due to COVID-19.  Early years in a toddler's life are a critical period for development and every day of early intervention counts!  

It's important not to spend valuable time waiting for pediatricians to open back up.  

 

We want to help!  

If you have questions about your child's development, please identify your child's PRIMARY area of need and schedule a screen with the appropriate specialist.  

  • Using gestures

  • Babbling/Talking

  • Listening/Understanding

  • Playing with others

Speech Therapy

  • Self-help skills (eating, bathing, dressing)

  • Feeding (sensory aversions and/or chewing/swallowing)

  • Fine Motor

  • Sensory 

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

  • Sitting

  • Crawling

  • Walking

  • Jumping

  • Balance & Coordination

Our Specialists:

Speech Language Pathologists

Maura Watts, M.A., CCC-SLP (children ages 0-2 years 11 months)

Maura Watts earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Washington University in 2011 and a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from Washington State University in 2014. She has been a certified member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association since 2015.  Maura has a passion for using routines based intervention and parent coaching to address a variety of communication disorders in young children. Her professional interests include play development, autism spectrum disorder and clinical supervision. Maura has received training in DIR/Floortime, Kaufman (Childhood Apraxia of Speech), and Hodson (Cycles Approach). Parent education is a key component within every treatment session, as Maura believes parents are every child’s greatest advocates. 

Schedule a screening with Maura

Kelli Bavaro, M.S., CCC-SLP (children ages 3-18)

Kelli has been one of our lead and supervising Speech-Language Pathologists in our Birth-3 division since 2016. Now that it's 2020, Kelli is so excited to be leading/directing our new division for ages 3-18! She received her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from SUNY New Paltz in 2011 and a Bachelor's degree from Hofstra University in 2008. Kelli has provided therapy in a variety of settings including in-home early intervention, pre-school, elementary school, skilled nursing facilities, and private practice. She has also administered full developmental assessments and autism checklists for toddlers. Kelli is passionate about mentoring new clinicians and empowering/training families through play, routines, and strategies to improve functional communication and social skills. Her experience in collaborating with other disciplines has enabled her to assess and treat all children through a holistic lens. She carries a grateful spirit for every family who welcomes her in their home and into this chapter of their life.  Continuing education and certifications include: Hanen- It Takes Two to Talk; Hanen- More than Words; S.O.S. Approach to Feeding; PROMPT, sensory integration, DIR Floortime, Cycles Approach to Phonology, and Kaufman/motor planning, social thinking, counseling.  

Schedule a screening with Kelli

Occupational Therapist

Renee Martinez, OTR/L

Renee Martinez received a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences in 2012 from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2015. She strongly believes in treating each child using a holistic approach and working with a multidisciplinary team. She enjoys developing strong relationships with each family to build up their confidence in their abilities to be the catalyst for changes in their children’s development. Her professional interests include, treating neurological based conditions, feeding intervention, sensory integration, and parent coaching in early intervention. Additionally, she enjoys volunteering in her local community. 

Schedule a screening with Renee

Physical Therapist

Carrie Griep, PT, DPT

Carrie Griep received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology-Pre Physical Therapy in 2011, and a Doctorate degree of Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University in 2014. Growing up as a daughter of a special education teacher for infants and toddlers, Carrie was exposed to early intervention at a young age and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to promote a child’s growth. In 2014, Carrie performed research to further investigate pediatric impact concession and vestibular therapies relation to ADD and ADHD, which ignited per passion to further pursue working with clients with neurological impairments. Carrie’s vast experience encompasses primarily working in early intervention with children 0-3 years, in a home, school and clinic environment specializing in the treatment of neurological conditions. Carrie specializes in treatment of neuromuscular dysfunctions through Myofascial Release. Carrie truly believes in empowering and educating parents and caregivers, to promote life-long functional independence for their child.  

Schedule a screening with Carrie

 

  2831 Camino Del Rio S 

  Suite 305 

  San Diego, CA 92108

Call Us: 619-567-9448

Fax: 619-722-4213

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