Santa Clarita Office

Santa Clarita Office

We have a variety of services available. Some services are funded through the California Regional Centers’ Early Start Infant Development Program for ages 0-5, while other services are funded through insurance and/or private pay.

Our Clinic Location

Compass Center, Inc.
Santa Clarita Office
22800 Lyons Avenue, Suite 110
Newhall, CA 91321

Our Contact Information

Phone Number: 805-619-7329

Our Clinical Director

Michelle Menard graduated from Columbia University in 2016 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is a licensed physical therapist, with experience in many settings such as inpatient rehabilitation hospital on the traumatic brain injury unit, acute care hospital, outpatient pediatrics, school district, home health, and remote and in-home early intervention. She is certified in Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) Level A, DIR Floortime, and SPARK communication. She is passionate about working with clients to help reach their maximum level of potential, through fun and interactive physical therapy intervention. When she is not working, Michelle enjoys exploring new cities, activities and parks with her family!

Our Services

Speech-Language Therapy

We work with children who have a wide-range of communication delays and disorders. These disorders include speech (articulation, fluency, and voice), language (understanding and/or using language), social (interpersonal relationships, reciprocal conversations, and perspective taking), and cognitive (problem solving, paying attention, and organizing thoughts).

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Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists work with your child to promote independence and facilitate motor development. Physical Therapists address strength, range of motion, endurance, body alignment, coordination, balance, positioning, posture, motor planning and sensory integration. We focus on interventions addressed to gain new motor skills such as rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, running and jumping. Physical Therapists can help children with many issues, including delays in developmental milestones, genetic disorders, muscle weaknesses, poor coordination or motor planning, nerve or muscle conditions, or recovery from injury.

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Occupational Therapy

Our team of occupational therapists are focused on helping children strengthen their fine motor, visual motor and sensory processing skills so that they are able to participate in their daily tasks. Occupational Therapists may treat children for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons may include, but are not limited to sensory processing challenges, developmental delays, picky eating, oral motor delays, congenital disorders (i.e., Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy), developmental disorders (i.e., Autism Spectrum Disorder) and feeding issues.

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Child Development Services

Our team of Child Development Specialists love helping children thrive! We provide services for children aged birth to three years old and help achieve their developmental milestones in a supportive and nurturing environment. Our program focuses on parent coaching and the development of the whole child, which includes but is not limited to their socio-emotional, cognitive, language, physical, and adaptive skills development and the positive relationship with their parents/caregivers.

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Parent Support Services

Our team of Parent Support Specialists work with families who are in the Provisional Eligibility Program by providing needed support. The Provisionally Eligibility Program is a new Lanterman Act program for children ages 3 or 4 years old who have not been diagnosed with a developmental disability but have a disability that is not solely physical in nature and significant functional limitations in at least two of the following areas: Self-care, Receptive and expressive language, Learning, Mobility, Self-direction. For more information please visit www.nlacrc.org.

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Private Pay:

Infant Massage

Our Infant Massage program facilitated by a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI®), aims to create loving communication between baby and the caregiver while enhancing bonding and attachment. Infant massage promotes social, emotional and cognitive development.  It also strengthens and regulates primary organ systems (i.e., respiratory, circulatory, nervous, musculature, digestive and endocrine). The many massage techniques used allow your baby to relax, release tension from daily stimuli, decrease irritability and excessive crying, regulate behavior states, and promote better sleep.

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Insurance:

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) 

Our team of ABA specialists (BCBA, BCaBAs, and RBTs) is dedicated to working with your family to develop an individualized treatment program to improve your child’s overall wellbeing and quality of life through learning new skills. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a gold-standard treatment for children experiencing developmental deficits or delays, i.e. Autism and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. We focus on teaching individuals new skills within various developmental domains, including but not limited to, social & emotional skills, play skills, functional communication, adaptive living, executive functioning, and self-advocacy. We emphasize the importance of teaching new skills in a fun and engaging environment, emphasizing in a naturalistic approach, “learning through play”, and deriving teaching opportunities. Our team also coordinates and consults with your child’s other healthcare providers and educational specialists as a part of their care team.

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Self-Determination Program (SDP)

Compass Center, Inc. is now accepting SDP funding!

The Self-Determination Program (SDP) is available to all eligible Regional Center families. The SDP will allow families to have more flexibility, choices of services, and control over decisions regarding the future of their child’s programs.