Your Autism Therapy Care Team

When you seek autism therapy for your child at Positive Development, your child doesn’t just get a therapist. Your family gets an entire team of professionals who work closely with your child and you to provide your family the best care and results.

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Meet Your Team

Occupational Therapist
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Our OTs create goals for improving your child’s quality of life through therapies that focus on fine and gross motor skills, cognitive skills, sensory processing, emotional self-regulation, and social and communication skills.

Speech Pathologist
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Your team’s speech pathologist will create developmentally appropriate communication goals with interventions that provide both verbal and nonverbal communication skill development to help your child more easily communicate and interact with the world.

Parent Education Coach
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Your parent education coach will provide education and coaching in developmental techniques that you can incorporate at home as a natural part of everyday living.

Mental Health Provider
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Our mental health therapists assist both our clients and their families with recognizing the underlying emotions behind behaviors and how we can provide support to help our clients feel safe and thrive.

Developmental Client Coach
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Your developmental client coach works one-on-one with your child in play-based therapy. By letting your child follow their own interests as they move among different skill-building exercises and therapies, your developmental client coach helps them become more intrinsically motivated to learn.

Care Coordinator
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Your care coordinator will help you navigate the intake process, insurance questions, and scheduling appointments.

Meet Our Clinical Leadership

Joshua D. Feder, M.D.
President, Positive Development of California; National Chief Medical Advisor and Medical Director
Beth Osten
OTR/L, Chief Clinical Advisor
Dr. Andrea Davis
PhD, Senior VP of Clinical Operations
Dr. Jennie Troccio
PhD. VP of Clinical Operations
Dr. Faith Thayer
PhD, LPC, Director of Clinical Quality Assurance
Dr. Charmi Patel Rao
MD, Director of Psychiatric Services
Marilee Burgeson
Senior Clinical Advisor
Sherri Cawn
Lead Speech Language Pathologist
Jerri Krantz
Lead Speech Language Pathologist

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Contact us today for a free initial developmental screening evaluation to learn how we can help your family.

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