Finding speech information on the internet can be confusing but there are many reliable websites, organizations and individuals that offer a wealth of good information. You can learn about speech services, latest information and find support for your child and family.
ALPHA RESOURCE If you need help navigating your child's IFSP/IEP services, assistance with advocating for your child and ensuring that your child is receiving all the services they are entitled to please contact Alpha Resources. They provide valuable assistance to families in Santa Barbara and have a website full of information. Check out their resources page on their website.
McEnroe Reading & Language Arts Clinic Students in grade 1-8 can benefit from reading intervention at this program located on the UCSB campus.
SB Public Library Our local library offers free tutoring for K-6th graders and licenses for Lexia. Call (805) 564-5619 to find out how to get a free Lexia login.
United Way of Santa Barbara The United Way offers many programs for families, including Fun in the Sun, a summer camp for academically and financially at-risk children.
Center for Developmental Play and Learning DIR services for children in SB.
OT Arts Occupational Therapy Services in Santa Barbara.
Tri Counties Regional Center Local agency that provides support for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Please call this center if your child is between the ages of 0-3, ask about the Early Start Program.
SB Unified School District If you reside in Santa Barbara school district and your child qualifies for services, it will be provided by SBUSD. If you would like an evaluation and/or have concerns about your child's speech and language development, please write a letter and call SBUSD stating you are requesting an evaluation for your child. SBUSD serves children ages three and up who live in their district. The school district is required, by law, to have an IEP within 60 days upon receiving the authorization to perform an assessment on your child.
Goleta Union School District If you reside in Goleta Union school district and your child qualifies for services, it will be provided by GUSD. If you would like an evaluation and/or have concerns about your child's speech and language development, please write a letter to GUSD stating you are requesting an evaluation for your child. GUSD serves children ages three and up. The school district is required, by law, to have an IEP within 60 days upon receiving the authorization to perform an assessment on your child.
Peer Buddies Social skills program for young children.
Easter Seals Tri Counties If your reside in Ventura, please reach out to Easter Seals for services.
UCSB Gevirtz School
Young Writers Camp (Summer program)
The McEnroe Reading & Language Clinic (Students in grade 1-8 can receive intensive intervention).
CALM provides social and emotional services for families with children up to age 8 without a diagnosis. They also offer a variety of free weekly groups and trainings for parents. You can reach them at 805-965-2375 or calm4kids.org.
The Stuttering Foundation
Online videos are available for streaming for parent education. Recommended videos to watch for $10.
Desensitization with Parents