"Once in a while someone goes out of their way for you and you remember there is good and kindness in this world; thank you for making a world of difference to us."
~ Deborah B. (Parent)
Speech-Language Therapy Services
We are experts in treating children with a wide variety of disorders, including but not limited to Autism, expressive/receptive language delay, fluency, articulation, phonology, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, pragmatic language and voice. Utilizing evidence-based therapies such as PROMPT, PECS, Applied Verbal Behavior, Augmentative/Alternative Communication, our SLPs work with you to better enhance your child's communication.
“Conversations with our son and hearing him sing have been like precious gems shoveled on our doorstep.”
~ Franchesca S.
Occupational Therapy Services
Our Occupational Therapists focus on teaching you how to encourage your child's independent functioning. Our goal is to help your child function better physically, emotionally, academically and socially in his or her daily activities.
Our areas of specialty include, regulation of arousal levels, oral motor/feeding, handwriting skills, fine motor skill development, play development, self-help skills, motor planning, hand/eye coordination, muscle strengthening, and refinement of sensory processing.
“Your therapists are exceptionally skilled and have a wonderful connection with their clients! We are very grateful to have received OT at your clinic.”
~ Kim T. (Parent)
Physical Therapy Services
Our physical therapists provide therapy that focuses on deficits in the area of range of motion, muscle strength, muscle tone, balance, postural alignment, functional mobility, safety awareness, cardiovascular endurance, gait and global motor skills. Our interventions promote independence through comprehensive analysis, direct facilitation, caregiver training and home programs that are custom tailored to each child as an individual. Our areas of specialty include, custom fit and fabrication of orthotics, accessing assistive technology, treatment of torticollis, strengthening, tone management, motor learning, balance and coordination, cardiopulmonary endurance, and functional mobility.
“Our son would not have made such significant progress if it weren’t without the help of such a fantastic team."
~ Rebecca C.
Child Development Services
Our Child Development Specialists provide services for children ages birth-3 years of age, within the family home as needed to aid families in embedding intervention targets within natural routines and activities. We help to support and aid the development of the whole child, including communication, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, play skills, cognitive skills, self-help skills and social-emotional development.
“Thank you for all that you have done for my family. You have made therapy a wonderful experience for us. You have an amazing team with incredible talent."
~ Nina (Parent)
Applied Behavior Analysis
Our ABA services are designed to eliminate maladaptive behaviors and teach new skills, as well as to provide parent training and education. We make use of scientifically validated methods, based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and make use of Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior. We incorporate the teaching methods of Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) and Natural Environment Teaching (NET). Our curriculum is based off of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) (Sundberg, 2008), and the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills - Revised Edition (ABLLS-R) (Partington, 2006). Our services are provided in the clinic, home, community or school.
“Our son was not only able to successfully attend private preschool with the support of the excellent behavioral therapy services at McRory Pediatrics, but more importantly he learned how to make friends.”
~ The C. Family
Adaptive Skills Training
Our adaptive skills training program services are designed to provide instruction and training of specific skills needed in everyday living, including those related to personal care, home living, school, leisure and community participation. Instructional activities for developing functional independence and adaptive behaviors span a board range of difficulty levels that address the needs of learners of varying ages and abilities. Areas of focus may include personal care, self-help skills, community integration, socialization, safety awareness, and communication.
“Our son would not have made such significant progress if it weren’t without the help of such a fantastic team.”
— Rebecca C. (Parent)
ABA Parent Training
Our 16-Hour ABA Parent Training Classes are designed for caregivers that have children exhibiting challenging behaviors. Parents learn how to identify variables that contribute to their child's challenging behavior, the function of the behavior and what to do about them. Parents also learn effective strategies to use when teaching children new skills.
“You people are miracle workers! ABA works for us as a family. In a few days you got 2-hour tantrums to less than 8 minutes daily; I am a believer. We are blessed as a family to have landed at McRory. I really liked the class... I wish it was longer! ”
— Suzie (Parent)
Parent Education & Counseling Services
Our counseling services encompass individual therapy, couples therapy and support groups that provide positive support and supplemental education for parents of children with special needs. Our individual therapy services assist with understanding and processing of your child's disability and/or diagnosis, offer support during a time of crisis, reinforce positive coping skills/stress management, facilitate the grieving process, and empower parents to advocate for and support early intervention services.
Our couples therapy explores strategies to take care of your marriage, provides education on parenting skills/strategies, provides support working as a parenting team, and facilitates improved communication and relational skills.
Our support groups run for 14 sessions, and provide opportunities for parents to share information, resources and ideas with other parents, as well as provide a forum for parents to relieve loneliness and form new friendships.
"Thank you so much for your care and support, of not only Sammy but for the entire family. Thank you for loving Sammy and taking such good care of him, and thank you for all that you have taught him, the advice that you have given me, as well as the tips and tons of information. You will be greatly missed."
~ Sammy's Mother
Social Skills Training Classes
Good social skills enable children to develop positive relationships with other children and adults. Learning social skills is the foundation for social and academic success. There are many children who experience challenges relating to others. They may have poor empathy, or have poor emotional management skills and struggle with basic social rules. It is difficult to watch children struggle with peers, sometimes being teased, ignored or rejected. We strive to assist children in developing the necessary skills required to establish and maintain friendships through our dynamic classes for children ages 3-18 years.
“Jenny really loves to come to her social skills group at McRory Pediatric Services. She loves to come play and have snacks with her friends. They keep the children really engaged with lots of fun activities. It’s also nice to connect with the other parents.”
~ Joann B. (Parent)
Our Sibshops celebrate the many contributions of sisters and brothers who have a sibling with special needs. We provide participants ages 7-12 years old the opportunity to meet other siblings, share common joys and concerns, learn how others handle situations commonly experienced by those with special needs, learn more about the implications of their siblings needs, and allow parents to learn more about the concerns and opportunities frequently experienced by siblings during our 6 week program.
"It offers relief and helps to understand what is happening with your sib, and is fun to play the games. Also, it's fun to meet people with sibs with special needs like us."
~ E.G. (Sibshop participant)
Hanen Parent Training Programs
These family-focused programs for parents are led by Hanen Certified speech-language pathologists. Through the use of activities and group discussions, small groups of parents learn to create and take advantage of everyday opportunities to improve their child’s communication skills. All Hanen Programs® use a combination of group training sessions (where only parents and the SLP are present) and individual consultations with the SLP (in which the child is present). This provides a comprehensive and personalized learning experience for each family participating in the program. We offer the following Hanen Programs: More Than Words, It Takes Two to Talk, TalkAbility, and Target Words.
“We wanted to say “Thank you” for all of your support, dedication and hard work. You have given us priceless tools to help Dustin talk. I will always be extremely grateful to you and your wonderful staff. I know it can be difficult teaching Hanen classes after a long day of work."
— Linnae & Paul M. (Parents)
Healthy Relationships & Sexuality Course
Our Healthy Relationships & Sexuality Course is for children ages 12-21 years old, and focuses on providing positive self-esteem, through the development of a healthy self-image. This course covers topics such as types of relationships, anatomy, sexual health, and communication within relationships. The goal of this course is to give accurate information and have discussions that will help individuals make positive, healthy decisions about sexuality.
"My son just finished up the Healthy Relationships course offered at McRory for teens. It was great! My son enjoyed it and made some new friends as well."
~ Suzanne M. (Parent)
Jump Start Early Intervention Program
Our Jump Start Program is an intensive early intervention program designed for children 12 months to 3 years of age, that are diagnosed with global developmental delays. The program utilizes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach designed to enhance overall development within the areas of communication, gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, social-emotional and self-help domains. The program offers daily speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, child development and parent training services. Parents and caregivers are considered an integral part of the therapy team, and participate in the goal planning and the overall treatment process. Additionally caregivers receive on-going support and training through daily program participation, weekly parent education classes, team meetings, and regular home visits. Our program goal is to provide a supportive framework needed to provide families with an understanding of overall child development, their own child's unique needs, along with the tools necessary to carry out treatment goals and strategies within the home and community.
"Thank you to you and your staff. We are so lucky to have found McRory. It was so important to me that Nathan be given a strong foundation in his early years and McRory has provided that in more ways then I ever imagined.
You all do such a great job and I am always awed when I observe Circle Time and break-out sessions how hard you and your staff work with the kids. It is a very difficult and challenging job and you all perform with such grace and humility. So, thank you for all you have done for our Little Nathan Benjamin. Your work & sacrifice will be reflected in everything he does throughout his life."
~ David M. (Parent)
Building Bridges Program
Our Building Bridges Program is an intensive 1:1 early intervention program for young children ages 18 months to 3 years of age that have been diagnosed with autism or who are at risk for autism or related disorders. The program utilizes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach designed to enhance the overall social-emotional, behavior, communication, self-help, motor, play and cognitive development in young children. The program offers daily systematic instruction, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy and parent education/training.
“Our son’s diagnosis and experience have taught us so much about vulnerability and continue to test our faith and love in God, but we will always have faith in our son. Thanks for believing in him and pushing him to achieve his full potential and new heights. Although we are only at the beginning of this journey, you have all had a positive impact for which we will always be forever grateful. We feel doubly-blessed....one for our beautiful, sweet children and two, for the support of team McRory.”
— G & N (Parents)
Integrated Therapeutic Services Preschool
Our ITS Program is certified through the California State Department of Education and provides an integrative framework of intensive therapy including ABA/DTT, speech-language therapy and occupational therapy. Our program strives to enhance the communication, social, self-help, play, academic, sensory processing, visual perceptual and motor skills of each child using a combination of individual, small group and large group instruction.
“Thank you for all of your support, caring and kindness that you and your staff have provided over the years. Our son has blossomed immensely during his time in ITS."
~ The Smith Family