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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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…

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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…

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