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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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Reflective Practices and Halloween – October 2016

  Today, Halloween, our speech language pathologists completed an eight-week series on Reflective Practices, presented by Chad Kordt-Thomas, LCSW. This was a powerful and incredible series that left us feeling empowered. Working closely with children and their families brings professionals into intimate relationships.  As pediatric speech therapists we must possess  a wide range of skills to make enduring positive change.  Working with children almost always includes working with parents, whether that is our focus or not.  However, supporting families through the child-parent relationship helps us get the most out of our interventions. This series gave us an opportunity to step … Continue reading

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Stinson Beach Day – August 2016

  Every year in August, while the rest of the country is enjoying the hot summer sun, we are shivering in San Francisco.  It’s cold, grey and just plain yuck. To make us feel like we are actually in summer we decided to spend the day at Stinson Beach. A San Francisco beach day still means gray and chilly but when surrounded by sea and sand everything feels better! And, we even got some blue skies today! Thanks to Emily we learned about Molkky, a super fun lawn game. Such a fun day and always fun to spend time with … Continue reading

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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, we rocked out with Allison Faith Levy Band and ate delicious food from Tacolicious.  Today was just a small token of our appreciation to our dedicated families. It was fun to see the children’s reactions when they saw us outside the therapy room.  Thanks to all who took part in today’s … Continue reading

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Receptive Language

The two categories of language skills are receptive language and expressive language. Receptive language refers to how children interpret any type of linguistic information they receive (comprehension). Children who experience trouble with receptive language may not be able to understand language that is presented in writing, verbally, or both. Here are some ideas for fun activities that will encourage your child’s developing receptive language skills: 1. Games for following directions Games that use direction following are great to practice receptive language skills. These kinds of games help children practice listening skills in a fun way:  Simon Says This is a … Continue reading

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