LOCAL MEMBER-RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

CHADD and CHADD of San Fernando Valley do not endorse any product, service, publication, medication, or treatment. We exist to provide support, education, and resources to those impacted by ADHD. We often receive requests for local resources here in the San Fernando Valley although we do not endorse specific resources as an organization, we are happy to share this ongoing list of providers and businesses who have been recommended by our individual members. Clicking the logos to the left of the member testimonials will lead you to the resource's website. If you're a CHADD member and have a resource you'd like to recommend, please email us.

Lasky Pediatric Dental Group

Dr. Jill Lasky

Studio City, CA

Member Comment: I highly recommend Dr. Jill if your child has sensory challenges. She is so patient, kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable. Plus, my son adores her. She worked with my son, easing him into treatment over several visits. In fact, her whole staff are patient and understanding. We went from needing to be in a private room with my son screaming, crying, and turning red ... to now he is able to sit in the big room with the big kids and have cleanings and treatments without any challenges.

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Mindfull Education

Yulia Rafailova

Tarzana, CA

Member Comment: Mindfull Education offers clear, relevant and concrete tools for helping people develop and understand Executive Function and so much more! Yulia is sympathetic to and knowledgeable about common problems families face, and has research-based solutions for all kinds of people! 

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Calming Cuts

Brea Brown

Located in Antelope Valley, but travels to SFV monthly

Specializes in children with sensory and behavioral challenges, Brea is a stylist, colorist AND a behavioral specialist. She travels to the San Fernando Valley monthly for appointments in-home.

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Deandra Schmidt, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist 

Woodland Hills, CA

Member comment: My husband and I cannot express the level of our gratitude to Deandra for her continuing work with our son. From her thorough initial evaluation several years ago to her thoughtfully –planned weekly sessions with our son, she consistently proves herself to be an expert in his speech and language disorders as well as his communication and social skills challenges. Deandra has helped our son to overcome early sensory challenges that impacted his ability to eat certain foods, brush his teeth, and visit the dentist. She has also successfully helped him overcome several speech issues that impacted his articulation and now continues to work with him on developing his language and communication skills, flexible thinking, theory of mind, and strengthening his ability to build peer relationships. Deandra’s approach to treatment is truly focused on the whole child -- she frequently collaborates with other members of our son’s medical team and is very knowledgeable about diagnoses that often coexist with the speech-language disorders she treats – such as autism and ADHD. More than once she has helped us to find a diagnosis to confounding challenges that are tangential to her area of treatment by reaching out to colleagues, researching, or drawing from past-client experiences. Lastly, I have always been grateful for how supportive Deandra is about including me in my son’s sessions, the proactive effort she makes to ensure I understand her goals for activities, and the way she educates me on at-home activities to support my son’s progress. Of the many professionals on my son’s medical team, she’s the one we couldn’t do without and the one who has really given her all to help transform his challenges into successes. I can’t recommend her enough!