Kearny Mesa


Chula Vista

(PT Satellite)

San Marcos
(OT-Etc & Excel Speech)
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Excel Speech Therapy presents BUDS group therapy. BUDS is divided into four unique levels designed to fit the needs of those with identified speech-language and social communication delays. BUDS is run by ASHA certified and California licensed speech-language pathologists with the help of students/volunteers. BUDS is designed to give children the opportunity to use their emerging speech-language and social communication skills with their peers in a variety of learning environments.

Level 1 Areas of Focus:
  • Social Awareness
  • Language & Communication Skills
  • Cognitive Development
  • Sensory Motor Skills
  • Creative Development
  • Music & Movement
  • Play skills

Level 2 Areas of Focus:

  • Following Directions
  • Attention to Task
  • Dramatic Play
  • Story Comprehension
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Communication Skills (turn-taking, initiating, eye gaze, etc.)
  • Creative Development

Level 3 Areas of Focus:

  • Social Awareness
  • Personal Space
  • Conversational Skills
  • Topic Maintenance
  • Creative Development
  • Abstract Language
  • Story Comprehension/Sequencing
  • Dramatic Play

Level 4 Areas of Focus:

  • Listening through our eyes and ears
  • Initiating communication through play
  • Turn-taking and topic maintenance
  • Problem Solving
  • Abstract and inferential thinking
  • Humor
  • Understanding the big picture
  • Flexible & Perspective thinking


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If you are interested in any of our BUDS groups, please speak with your therapist
or contact Excel Speech Therapy Center to find out if your child is appropriate.

8344 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 565-6910

690 Otay Lakes Road
Ste. 200
Chula Visa, CA 91910
(619) 475-6910


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