Resources and Referrals for Families

The following resources and referrals are highly recommended by

Coastal Speech Therapy Inc.



Dr. Yu Pediatrician Phone: 949-548-7777 Address: 320 Superior Ave. Ste. 220 Newport Beach, CA 92663

Dr. Iravani Phone: 949-515-7337 Address: 1640 Newport Blvd. Suite 360 Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Ear Nose and Throat Doctor:

Head and Neck Associates of Orange County: Dr. Supance, MD., F.A.A.P., F.AC.S Pediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Phone: 949-364-4361 Address: 16300 Sand Canyon Ave., Suite 201 Irvine, CA 92618


Hear Now Abramson Audiology:  Maria K. Abramson, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA                Phone: 949-495-3327 Address: 28985 Golden Lantern B-105 Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Occupational Therapy:

Irvine Therapy Services, Inc.  Phone: 949-252-9946 Address: 16631 Noyes Avenue Irvine, CA 92606

Learning in Motion, Tara Mackenzie Phone: 214-288-4503 Email:

SKY Pediatric TherapyPhone 949-630-8290 1929 Address: Main Street Suite 103 Irvine, CA, 92614

Neuro-Developmental Testing:

Andrew McIntosh, M.D. Child Neurology Phone: 949-249-3780  Address: 30131 Town Center Drive, Suite 195 Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 Website:

The Center for Autism and Neuro-developmental Disorders Dr. Snyder,                       Phone: 949-267-0400 Address: 2500 Red Hill Ave. Suite 100 Santa Ana, CA 92705 Website:

Dr. Recor, Ph.D. Clinical and Forensic Psychologist Phone: 949-720-0167 Address: 101 Pacifica Suite 220 Irvine, CA 92618

Child Psychology:

Dr. Sarah L. Giokaris Licensed Psychologist Phone: 562-412-4191 Address: 1400 Quail, Ste. 265 Newport Beach, CA 92660

Cognitive Therapy Orange County  Lisa K. Phillips, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist Phone: 949-675-0545 Address: 151 Kalmus Drive, Suite B220 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Website:

Dr. Michelle Molina Ph.D. Phone: 949-253-4144 Address: 2102 Business Center Drive Suite 130 Irvine, CA 92612

Child Psychiatry:

Amada Isabel Almase, MD, Diplomate in Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatry:  Phone: 949-892-7242 Address: 1400 Bristol Street North, Suite 250 Newport Beach, CA 92660

Dr. Rose Pitt MD. Child Psychiatrist Phone:  714-547-8609  Address: 14181 Yorba St. Tustin, CA 92780

Dr. Ester Park D.O., Phone: 949-258-3741 Address:  23141 Molton Pkwy. Suite 213 Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Vision Therapy:

Julie Berg Ryan, O.D., M.S.Ed Pediatric vision therapy Phone: 949-733-1400 Address: 2950 Barranca Pkwy. Suite 310 Irvine, CA 92604

ABA Therapy:

In STEPPS: Erin McNerney Ph.D Phone: 949-474-1493 Address: 18008 Sky Park Circle Suite 110 Irvine, CA 92614

Morning Star ABA Therapy: Amanda Dissmore, M.A., BCBA Phone: 714-552-1317 Website:

Creative Behavior Interventions: Dr. Denise Eckman Psy.D., BCBA-D Phone: 949-328-7688 Address: 3002 Dow Avenue #122 Tustin, CA 92780

Shine Learning Alliance: Kim Robertson Phone: 949-466-4324  Website:

Yoga and Play Gym for Special Needs:

We Rock the Spectrum Phone: 714-824-1238 Address: 23572 Moulton Pkwy Suite 102 Laguna Hills, CA Website:


Paul Eisenberg Educational Advocate Phone: 714-235-3319 Address: 52 Brisa Fresca, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Barbara Frank Special Education Consultant Phone: 909-226-2289 Website:

Educational Therapists: 

Franklin Educational Services: Phone: 949-381-7488 Address: 1151 Dove St Suite 140 Newport Beach, CA 92660  Website:

Linda Larson: Educational Therapist Phone: 949-786-6359 Address: 4601 Sierra Tree lane Irvine, CA 92612

Catherine Messina: Educational Therapist Phone: 949-735-6766 Email:

Active 8 Learning Center: Anna Paton Phone: 949-251-0605 Address: 1000 Bristol Street Suite 18 Newport Beach, CA 92660

Cerebral Palsy:

Cerebral Palsy Guide Jenna Gehrdes Community Outreach:  Phone: 1-855-329-1008 Address: 3208 E. Colonial Dr. #241  Orlando, FL 32803

Cerebral Palsy Group, Alison Sanchez, Advocacy Director: Address:  400 Putnam Pike Suite J #242 Smithfield RI 02917

Feeding Therapy:

United Cerebral Palsy Foundation Phone: 949-333-6400 Address:  980 Roosevelt Ste 100 Irvine 92620


Marissa Kent Nutrition MS, RDN, CDE Phone: 949-378-1047 Address: 26461 Crown Valley Pkwy, Suite 100 Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Websites (866) 479-9025

Communicating with an Autistic Child: A Parent’s Guide with an autistic child (Helping children with sensory Processing Issues)

Autism Resources for Families

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping

CDC Autism Links and Resources

Operation Autism for Military Families

Moving with Special Needs Kids

Academic Accommodation Resources

Home Modifications for Kids with Sensory Concerns

Temple Grandin’s Teaching Tips

Estate Planning for Parents of Kids with Autism

Parent Education Books


Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes you Knew: Author: Ellen Notbohm

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Author: Sally J. Rogers, PhD, Geraldine Dawson, PhD, Laurie A. Vismara, PhD

The Conscious Parent’s Guide to Autism: Author: Marci Lebowitz, OT

Parenting with Presence: Author: Susan Stiffelman, MFT

The Whole Brained Child:  Author: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education: Author: Amanda Morin

Sensory Processing Disorders:

The Highly Sensitive Child:  Author: Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

The Out of Sync Child:  Author: Carol Stock Kranowitz

The Out of Sync Child Has Fun:  Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder: Author: Carol Stock Kranowitz

Zones of Regulation:  Author: Leah M. Kuypers

Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders: Author: Whitney, Ph.D., OTR/L and Varleisha D. Gibbs, OTD, OTR/L

Executive Functioning Disorder:

The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Author: James W. Forgan and Mary Anne Richey

The Highly Explosive Child:  Author: Ross Green

The Sensory Child Gets Organized: Author: Carolyn Dalgliesh

Children with Anxiety:

The Anxiety Cure for Kids: Author: Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, M.S.W., Robert L. DuPont, M.D., Caroline M. DuPont, M.D.

Helping Your Anxious Child: Author: Ronald M. Rapee, PH.D.

The Everything Parent’s Guide to Overcoming Childhood Anxiety: Author: Sherianna Boyle, MED, CAGS

Behavioral Problems:

The Defiant Child: A Parent’s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Author: Dr. Douglas A. Riley

Setting Limits with your Strong-Willed Child: Author: Robert J. MacKenzie, Ed.D.

The Explosive Child: Author: Ross W. Green Ph.D.

Your Kid’s a Brat and It’s all your fault: Nip the attitude in the Bud-From Toddler to Tween: Author: Elaine Rose Glickman

Children’s Books

Anxiety and Worry:

What to do when you worry too much: A kid’s guide to overcoming anxiety                Author: Dawn Huebner

What to do when you grumble too much: A kid’s guide to overcoming negativity Author: Dawn Huebner

What to do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Nail biting and more Author: Dawn Huebner

Stress can Really Get on Your Nerves: Authors: Elizabeth Verdick and Trevor Romain

What if…? Commonsense strategies for kids on worries, upsets, and scares                 Author: Sally Mumford

What to do when You’re Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids: Author: James J. Crist

Be the Boss of Your Stress: Authors: Timothy Culbert, Rebecca Kajander

Get Organized without Losing it: Author: Janet S.


What to do when your Temper Flares: A kids Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger Author: Dawn Huebner

How to Take the Grrr Out of Anger: Author: Marjorie Lisovskis

Survival Guide to Kids with Behavior Challenges: Author: Tom McIntyre PhD.


Speak up and Get Along! Author: Scott Cooper

Flexi Lexi Learns to be Flexible Author:  Molly B. Stuckey MA CCC SLP

FL #1This educational book is designed to teach children how to become more aware of their own thoughts, behavior, and language to improve their flexibility, cooperation, and emotional regulation.

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