Press Release: Ascend Acquires A.C.T.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2024 Contact: Shriti Bhandari Ascend Rehab Services, Inc. socialmedia@ascendrehabinc.com Ascend Acquires A.C.T.S. Union City, CA: Ascend Rehab Services, Inc. has acquired Augmentative Communication & Technology Services (A.C.T.S.), a local San Francisco-based company specializing in providing Pediatric (and Young Adults) AAC and AT services. “The acquisition of A.C.T.S. aligns perfectly with…

Q&A with Dr. Marilyn J. Buzolich

Ascend recently acquired ACTS and we are excited to share more by bringing you a Q&A with Dr. Marilyn J. Buzolich, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Founder of Augmentative/Alternative Communication & Technology Services (ACTS)   Dr. Marilyn Buzolich has worked with this young lady since she was 18 months old and said: “She is almost 23 years old…

Benefits of Home Program in Speech & Language Skills

By Ascend staff Sarah Mohammed Why are home programs critical for generalization of speech and language skills? We often get asked by parents: If my child is receiving weekly or monthly speech therapy sessions with a clinician, why do they need to practice strategies and similar activities recommended by their therapist? How will these activities…

How to have a Successful Halloween Experience

By Ascend Staff Tristika Weaver-Maddox, COTA/L Halloween activities are in full swing, and as you get ready for the big day on October 31,  here are a few tips from our OT expert to help you prepare your kids for Halloween events.  How to create a sensory friendly experience: Costumes: Most pre-made costumes are made…

Ascend is Celebrating April as OT Month

by Ascend staff Christina Pandolfo,  MS, OTR/L, School-Based Occupational Therapist It’s April, and along with our OT community here at Ascend we are celebrating Occupational Therapy Month, where we honor and spotlight our industry and the heartfelt work our dedicated therapists do in both clinic and school-based settings. Below are common questions about Occupational Therapy…

7 Healthy Habits for Healing Chronic Stress Through Nourishing Self-Care

NOURISHING SELF CARE FOR THERAPISTS AND TEACHERS by Christina Pandolfo, MS, OTR/L (School-Based Occupational Therapist, Ascend Rehab Services, Inc.) Part 3: Healing Chronic Stress Through Nourishing Self-Care: 7 Healing Habits Establishing a nourishing self-care program is vital when working to heal and reverse the effects of chronic stress. The goal is to regain a sense…

The Effects of Chronic Stress and How to Help Repair the Damage

NOURISHING SELF CARE FOR THERAPISTS AND TEACHERS by Christina Pandolfo, MS, OTR/L (School-Based Occupational Therapist, Ascend Rehab Services, Inc.) Part 2: The Effects of Chronic Stress and How to Help Repair the Damage Many of us say it often, myself included: “I’m so stressed”. We are overwhelmed by our to-do lists, balancing work and home,…