Developmental Services

As children grow, some may experience difficulties in developing their speech, fine motor and/or gross motor skills. Early intervention with a pediatric speech and language therapist, occupational therapist or physical therapist can be key to ensuring a child’s later growth and development.

At The Right Door

Teresa Newmark, MA, CCC-SLP, is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Feeding Specialist. As a classically trained singer, Teresa entered the field of speech pathology with a particular interest in voice disorders and trained at the Scripps Center for Voice and Swallowing in La Jolla, California. She quickly discovered her passion for working with children and has spent the past 15 years honing her skills. Teresa continues to be fascinated with the voice, speech, and feeding mechanism, and for that reason has pursued specialized training in feeding, voice, apraxia, articulation, and stuttering. She is trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S.) approach to feeding. Teresa is also a strong advocate for early identification and treatment of speech and language disorders. She has dual certification in the evidence-based Hanen method of language therapy for infants and toddlers (It Takes Two to Talk and the Autism-focused More Than Words program). In addition to seeing families privately, Teresa partners with Golden Gate Regional Center to deliver speech, language, and feeding services. Teresa received her BA in International Relations and Music from the University of Notre Dame and her MA in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from San Diego State University. She holds a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and a license in Speech-Language Pathology from the state of California. Teresa lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter. For more information, please visit

During shelter in place, Teresa is providing telehealth services to families who could benefit from coaching around their child’s speech, language or feeding needs. Her practice, SF Speech Therapy, also continues to offer speech therapy in both Russian and English with speech pathologist Alina Solomon and is exciting to be welcoming a bilingual Cantonese and English speaking speech pathologist to the practice in the next few months. Teresa can be reached at

Currently, there are no providers at The Right Door who provide Occupational or Physical Therapy services. Fortunately, there are many excellent, highly-trained specialists in the Bay Area to assist your child in developing these skills. Please see the resources below for more information about these specialty areas, along with searchable provider databases.

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy

Or, click here to schedule a Parent Guidance Session with Rebecca MurrayMetzger, Psy.D. to discuss your concerns and receive guidance in finding an appropriate local provider.


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