Highly Recommended Related Providers

​Pediatrician (San Ramon): Dr. Tracy Trotter (925) 838-6511

​Pediatrician (South Bay): Dr. Jane Chen (408) 730-4251

Dentist (Walnut Creek): Brian Hockel, DDS (925) 705-4055

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Specialist (East Bay): Kati Skulski, SLP,  kaskulski@gmail.com


Heather presents to parents and professionals with hopes to spread awareness and education about Oral Placement Therapy. 

* Parent Presentation

* SLP Presentation

Newsletter Articles

Happy Kids Therapy has served inside the doors of the DSCBA since 2008.  Heather serves as a committed member of the Down syndrome community helping to educate families, school based teams, and outside medical and related professionals.  Heather writes a  quarterly newsletter article  in regards to articulation and feeding development.  See select few below...

A bay area non-profit organization passionate and dedicated to encouraging the unlimited potential in children and adults with Down syndrome since 1998.  The Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area consists of a group of caring individuals, educators, therapists and involved community members whose passion and commitment is to serve families who have members born with Down syndrome. We do this through education, advocacy, support groups for the entire family and developmental-based classes for babies, children, teens and adults. Our goal is to enrich children and adult's lives through pre-academic, academic, language skills and social/behavioral interaction, ultimately preparing them for community integration as a valuable participant and contributor. www.dsconnection.org.  Become a member of the DSCBA (no charge) HERE.