Little Sprouts Therapy Center

play. learn. Grow.

 

Families First

At Little Sprouts Therapy Center, we are more like a family than a 'clinic'.  We are casual, fun and friendly.  Our waiting is more like your family room than a medical office!  Kids think we live there!  We were once asked, "Can I see your backyard!"  We love that!

 

Our goal is to create a warm, open environment where parents and kids feel respected and valued.  We want our families to be comfortable about their child's treatment plan and welcome any questions or concerns regarding their child's progress or their child's clinician.   Regardless of your child's therapeutic needs, our goal is to close the gap between your child's age and their skill level so they can make friends and be successful at school.  

Expert Clinical Services

Our therapists have over 25 years of combined experience in the field of developing kids.  We seek out continuing education seminars routinely to expand and perfect our clinical skills.

 

Our office is lucky to have a talented staff of state-certified professionals, including a variety of clinical backgrounds. Our office employs speech pathologists, speech pathology assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants with experience in a variety of different settings including hospitals and schools.

 

Our Services

Speech Therapy

Evaluation and Treatment in the following areas:

  • Autism 

  • Apraxia

  • Expressive Language Disorders

  • Language based learning disabilities

  • Auditory-Language processing disorders

  • Articulation / phonological disorders

  • Augmentative/alternative communication

  • Fluency disorders / Stuttering

  • Voice disorders

  • Social/pragmatic language disorders

  • Cleft lip/palate

  • Hearing loss related disorders

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists help kids:

  • fine motor skills so they can grasp and release toys 

  • develop good handwriting skills

  • address hand-eye coordination to improve kids’ play and school skills (hitting a target, batting a ball, copying from a blackboard, etc.)

  • help kids with severe developmental delays learn basic tasks (such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing their teeth, and feeding themselves)

  • work with kids who have sensory and attention issues to improve focus and social skill

  • help kids with behavioral disorders maintain positive behaviors in all environments (e.g.instead of hitting others or acting out, using positive ways to deal with anger, such as writing about feelings or participating in a physical activity)

  • teach kids with physical disabilities the coordination skills needed to feed themselves, use a computer, or increase the speed and legibility of their handwriting

  • evaluate a child’s need for specialized equipment, such as wheelchairs, splints, bathing equipment, dressing devices, or communication aids

  • help kids with feeding issues including extreme food selectivity, refusal, failure to thrive, oral aversion or recurrent pneumonia. 

Why us?

  • Fun Professionals

  • Expert Pediatric Skills

  • Full Range of Support

  • School/IEP Information

  • Family Involvement

  • Video Observation

  • Insurance support

  • Collaboration with school professionals

  • Contracted with Inland Regional Center

  • Community Services

Our mission

Early childhood development is the foundation for learning and socialization.  It is our goal to provide successful therapies to children that specifically develop their early growing years.  Each child is treated as a unique individual with special interests and personalities that are used to facilitate and encourage their development.  

 

Our goal is to provide expert services that your child will not only learn from but have fun with.  We also believe that families play a critical role in their child's development.  Therefore parents are encouraged to watch their child's therapy and are provided with training and activities specific to their child's unique needs to aid in their child's progress.

a caring community

Little Sprouts Therapy Center was opened in 2010 to serve the needs of our growing community. Over the years, the clinic has earned praise for its personal and expert approach to therapy for kids.  We have earned the respect of local pediatricians who trust us to provide accurate diagnoses and successful therapy.

 

Shari Franklin

MA, CCC-SP SPEECH PATHOLOGIST, PRESIDENT

Shari received her bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from Biola University in 1990 and her Master's degree in Speech Communication from Cal State Fullerton in 1993.  She started her career in the public schools but after a summer internship in the hospital setting, she switched career paths and became a specialist in acute rehab and long term acute care for patients of all ages.  She became the Rehab Manager of 3 facilities before leaving it all behind to become a mom and part-time school based speech pathologist.  With her youngest in kindergarten, Shari decided to focus on more individualized therapy by starting a private practice.  After moving from Orange County 10 years ago, she has learned to love her country living in the Temecula wine country.  She is a busy business owner, soccer, volleyball, and pole vault mom, and wife of 26 years!  

 
 

NEW PATIENT REFERRAL

Evaluation Request Form

Please call the office for any help needed completing this form

Speech therapy evaluations are available now and we have a variety of therapy times available

OT evaluations are available now

OT Therapy times are very limited

CURRENT STATUS

CONTACT US

Little Sprouts Therapy Center

28765 Single Oak Dr, Suite 125 Temecula, CA 92590

951-552-1126 phone

               951-552-1128 fax

Paying for therapy services can add up quickly, but we want EVERY child to get the help he or she needs.  

That is why we have several options to help you.  We believe there is ALWAYS a way to pay for your child's therapy.  

Insurance and Payment Options

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield/Anthem Blue Cross

  • Tricare/United Healthcare Military/Veterans

  • Champ VA

  • Aetna

  • United Health Care 

  • Cigna

  • Healthnet

  • Primecare Temecula/HMO

  • Rady's Children's Primary Medical Group/HMO

  • Inland Regional Center  per regional center requirements, for information regarding  appeals/complaints:  www.dds.ca.gov/complaints

  • VISA/MASTERCARD/DISCOVER

No insurance? No worries!

Paying for therapy services can add up quickly, but we want EVERY child to get the help he or she needs.  That is why we have several options to help you. We believe there is ALWAYS a way to pay for your child's therapy.  

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING COVERAGE

 

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