Strategies for Bullying

By Hanna Bogen, M.S., CCC-SLP When hanging out with friends, we may joke, act silly, or sometimes tease one another.  While these actions can start out as playful, the teasing can sometimes become unfriendly and turn into bullying.  Knowing when you or a friend’s actions are turning into bullying behavior can be challenging. First, let’s…

The Rhythm of Conversation

By Lee-Anne Bloom, M.S., OTR/L, with Elizabeth Sautter, M.A., CCC-SLP As an occupational therapist who focuses on supporting an individual’s occupations, I am thrilled to work at Communication Works, where we support the whole person and an important job/occupation that he/she has– to regulate, communicate and connect with others.  Without the ability to self-regulate and…

Make Social Learning Stick!

Make Social Learning Stick! Therapists and Parents as Partners By Elizabeth Sautter, M.A. CCC-SLP At Communication Works, we’re passionate about partnering with parents and caregivers in the treatment process. When it comes to social learning, many children struggle to carry over learned skills from therapy or school to their home environment. Parents and caregivers are…

Autism Awareness Month

by Hanna Bogen, M.S., CF-SLP Speech Language Pathologist, Clinical Fellow With April being National Autism Awareness Month, it may be simply coincidence that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement on April 2nd, 2014 announcing a readjusted estimate for autism prevalence. The statement began with the following staggering numbers: “CDC estimates that one…