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…

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Gratitude is Grand: Tips for Helping Your Child Feel Thankful

By Elizabeth A. Sautter, M.A., CCC-SLP Author of Make Social Learning Stick! Gratitude is on the front burner around Thanksgiving, but it’s a mindset worth fostering year round.  UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center reports that gratitude plays a major role in adult well-being and that grateful young adolescents (ages 11–13) are happier, more optimistic,…

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