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

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...

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Welcoming Dr. Neal Rojas, MD

Dr. Neal Rojas, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician from Developmental Medicine Clinic at UCSF graciously came Jennifer Katz, Inc. and spoke to our team of speech language pathologists. He presented an overview of his role as a developmental pediatrician at UCSF and answered all of our questions with clarity and...

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Fitness Challenge Celebration

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.  We decided that for every 10 minutes of mindful...

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Client Appreciation Party

We had such a fun day celebrating our clients! Our amazing team of speech therapists joined forces  Gateway Learning Group, San Francisco's incredible team of ABA specialists.  What an amazing turnout - we collected over 150 books and stuffed animals for Project Night Night. Elsa showed up to paint faces,...

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Pediatric Voice Disorders

As kids develop, they learn to use appropriate behaviors at school and at home. Teachers and parents focus on shaping behaviors that encourage children to make healthy and safe choices and develop positive social skills with their peers and adults. Many children who receive speech therapy in school or in...

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Concussions

I recently watched the movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith was an enlightening and influential film. Based on the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu who studied repeated sports head injuries in professional football players, the movie brought into light some effects of brain trauma on the human brain. Although the film...

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Magic in Numbers

We are all familiar with the face children (and some adults) make when trying new foods. One can get lost in the hours of YouTube footage on “baby’s first tastes,” and each video portrays a look of confusion or even disgust. However, despite these initial reactions, most of those babies...

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Classroom accommodations for children with APD

Last month, we discussed Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and defined some deficits that kids with APD often share. Now that it’s fall and the school year is back in gear, it’s important to make sure that students with APD can succeed in the classroom. In a city as diverse as...

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Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)

Auditory Processing Disorder: What is it and what is it NOT? Many children who attend speech therapy have difficulties with processing sounds. Some children we see at our San Francisco practice have Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), often called Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). While our services page has a list...

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Speech Therapy – To Recommend Services or Not?

Our speech therapy practice has the pleasure of collaborating with many preschools and schools in San Francisco and, at several of these schools our speech therapy practice provides on-site speech language screenings. A screening is a brief tool that is used to indicate if a further speech and language assessment...

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