Monthly Archives: October 2017

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice-Cream

Last Friday, our amazing team decided it was time to put the articulation cards and story grammar books aside while we went on a field trip to the Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC).  The MOIC recently opened in San Francisco and tickets sold out within minutes. The Museum is an interactive experience complete with a brief history of ice-cream (did you know that Barack Obama worked at Baskin Robbins), ring-toss, scratch and sniff-wallpaper, a rainbow unicorn to ride, a life side, willy wonka-esque gummy bear garden, climbing wall, and of course a four-foot sprinkle pool (complete with pool toys and … Continue reading

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Welcoming Dr. Neal Rojas, MD

Recently the speech therapists at Jennifer Katz, Inc. discussed how helpful it would be to hear from a developmental pediatrician to help answer some of the the following questions: Clarification between developmental and regular pediatrician? In addition to Autism, what do developmental pediatricians diagnose? What does a typical assessment look like? Advice on how to refer and/or what diagnosis do they look at  (in addition to ASD) Differential referrals (psych vs neuro vs psycho ed) When to refer? What is to be gained in eval for a family who is already getting therapies (what added value?) Cost considerations? Dr. Neal … Continue reading

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Fitness Challenge Celebration – May 2017

This is what happens when a team of San Francisco speech language pathologists decide to have some fun-spirited competition to get our bodies moving some more.  We divided into two teams (Team A and Team B) by drawing names from hat. Team A consisted of Kimberley, Allison, Lisa P, Pha Pha, Eileen, Rachel, Laura and Claire and Team B included Casey, Laurel, Michelle, Robyn, Hillary, Lisa C, Kim N and Jennifer. We decided that for every 10 minutes of mindful movement that would equal one point and we defined mindful movement as active walking, hiking, group classes, weight training, etc. It … Continue reading

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Holiday Party – December 2016

  Every year we make time around the holidays to spend some time together – drink a few drinks, eat good food and laugh with each other. This year we had the pleasure of making our own natural perfumes in a class led by Jessica Hannah. We learned about all of the different scents and which scents work well together (as well as which scents do not).  In this workshop we learned about base notes (Sandalwood, Vetiver,Benzoin, Frankincense), middle notes (Lavender, jasmine, Clary Sage, Clove, Rose) and top notes (Bergamot, Cedarwood, Pink Grapefruit, Douglas Fir, Black Pepper. Each of us … Continue reading

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