As a parent, you may sometimes feel at a loss.

You hear every day counts.

But where do you turn?

Happy Talkers is Here!

Bringing The Out Extraordinary in Every Child

Since 2001, Happy Talkers has served thousands of families with road maps to success—from evaluation to diagnosis to implementation. Here you will find the one-on-one therapy and education you and your child need to achieve ultimate success

Services When You Need Them

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Not sure where to go or what to do?  Happy Talkers is Here!

Our Screenings & Family Meetings gives you a roadmap for your child’s developmental journey….

Finding the right programs and services for your child’s individual needs can be a challenging and confusing process. That’s why we provide all families with guidance and support to assist in making decisions about what services are the most appropriate for their child. At our family meeting, we will construct a Plan of Action for your child with a recommendation as to what program or services would benefit your child and help them to reach their full potential.

Most importantly, you will have a new resource you can turn to whenever you need help; wherever your child goes to school or therapy! We can discuss with you resources to assist in obtaining insurance reimbursement or financial assistance to help with the cost of your child’s services.

  • You are welcome to bring your child to our Family Meeting.
  • Please note that this is not a formal evaluation. If further evaluation is needed, we will schedule a separate appointment.
  • Please send any reports, evaluations, or IEPs you think will be helpful to share.
  • In order to better assist you at the Family Meeting, we ask that you please complete our online screening tools at least 48 priors to our scheduling meeting.

Questions? Feel free to contact us

iStock_000013568666LargewideEvaluation and Diagnosis

Happy Talker’s clinicians provide formal assessments in the area of Speech-Language and Occupational Therapy (including sensory development).  The evaluation is individualized for each child’s needs and spread out over two, one-hour sessions.  We provide a follow-up appointment to review the results and recommendations with the family, answer questions and offer resources.  The results of the evaluation define each child’s strengths and challenges and provide a comprehensive picture of the child’s abilities.  Our skilled therapists make recommendations for a treatment plan and long and short term goals for therapy when needed.  We partner with families to provide answers and a roadmap for their child’s optimal development.

Questions? Feel free to contact us

happy talkersSpeech-Language Therapy

School of Imagination’s Speech-Language Pathologists provide specific, individualized treatment for speech-language disorders including: receptive/expressive language delays and disorders, speech impairment and delay, auditory processing disorders, fluency disorders and voice disorders.  We create an individualized plan for each child that focuses upon their strengths and interests.  Our California state licensed & American Speech-Language and Hearing Association certified Speech and Language Pathologists work in collaboration with family members, teachers and other paraprofessionals to ensure the greatest possible progress for each child we serve!

Questions? Feel free to contact us

soi-image3Infant Development Class

The Infant Development Program (IDP) is a community-based therapy program for children with Developmental Delays and Disabilities.  IDP is designed to ensure each child’s overall development through fun and developmentally appropriate educational activities! Each child is provided with an individual therapy plan that integrates IFSP goals as well as the goals from the other therapies (ST, OT, PT, developmental & behavioral therapy).  These goals are then implemented into their daily, theme-based, classroom schedule by our highly trained Team of Educators and Clinicians.

Questions? Feel free to contact us

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Occupational Therapy is directed toward helping children develop the abilities necessary for the many “occupations” of childhood such as learning, self-care, play, and socializing with peers.  School of Imagination’s highly skilled Occupational therapists provide cutting edge, Individualized treatment methodology for each child.  Therapy develops the underlying sensory and motor foundation necessary for skill development and goals are focused on the child’s ability to function in the classroom, at home, and at play.  Family members, teachers, and paraprofessionals are all a part of each child’s Treatment Team so communication and collaboration is one of the key to our success!

Questions? Feel free to contact us

Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral Therapy can be helpful for many children with Autism and Developmental Delays.  At Happy Talkers, the methodology and approach used depends upon each child’s individual needs.

Our Team has undergone extensive training from the UC Davis MIND Institute in what Time Magazine hails as the Top 10 Medical Breakthrough of 2012- the Early Start Denver Model.   This groundbreaking program allows Happy Talkers therapists to implement highly effective behavioral therapy within the classroom, therapy room and home.

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Whether Happy Talkers is providing ESDM services, or we collaborate with an outside Behavior Therapy Provider, we are all focused on the same goal.   Developing and implementing an individualized plans that focus on the best possible outcome for your child.

*ESDM Certification Anticipated Early 2015*

Questions? Feel free to contact us

Social Skills

Our Social Skills program is designed to improve each child’s functional and social communication skills! Each child is provided with a plan that integrates their speech-language, pragmatic and social language needs as well as their behavioral goals.  We use highly researched methodology including Michelle Garcia-Winner’s “Superflex” program, “Brain Gym” by Paul E. and Gail E. Dennison as well as various social skill building curriculum and videos.

Our program integrates classroom based activities including team building, games, role-playing and rehearsal of social interactions as well as community outings to practice what we have learned in real-life situations.  Our goal is to teach each child their much needed social interaction skills as well as build confidence and communication skills in a fun and nurturing environment!

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Although our campus may be available only to families within driving distance of Dublin, California, help is coming within reach of every family in America.

Our rapidly expanding online outreach and training services will bring these groundbreaking programs to you.

Coming January 2015

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Happy Talkers accept and bill insurance?

We are approved providers with Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB) and Kaiser Permanente. We are Out-of-Network with all other insurance companies and require payment at the time of service.  We do not bill insurance however we provide parents with necessary documentation, at no charge.

Please contact us for more information: 925-829-9555 Ext 701

I have Out-of-Network (OON) benefits, what are my options?

Check with your insurance by calling the number on the back of your insurance card. Therapy is paid on the day of service in full and in return, you will receive a medical superbill. Submit your medical superbill to insurance and you will be reimbursed directly. Each reimbursement rate is dependent on your benefits, contact your insurance for those rates.

What is required to begin therapy?

A recent evaluation/assessment within the past 6 months and/or a recent Individualized Education Plan (IEP) are helpful with starting individual therapy services. If your child does not have either, contact Intake Department at 925-829-9555 (x701) to schedule a full evaluation for either Speech-Language and/or Occupational therapy to determine the treatment recommendations and therapy goals.

Can we stop by to observe the program?

For the safety of our children, we do not allow walk-in visits. However:

If you are interested in enrolling in the preschool classes, you can learn about joining us for an Open House Here.

If you would like to see if School of Imagination and Happy Talkers is right for your child, you can schedule a Family Meeting Here

Please contact us for more information: 925-829-9555 Ext 701

What is the experience of your clinicians?

We have many clinicians of varying disciplines, specialization and experience on our Team. All exceed minimum qualifications for their professional credential.

We match our clinicians’ approach and talents to the child’s goals, needs, and temperament.

Our Clinicians love to learn and are engaged in continuing education and advanced coursework, bringing cutting-edge principals to SOI.

You can meet our Team Here