Communication Matters

Communication Matters Communication Matters, a speech-language pathology private practice, was established in 1997. Together with their talented staff, Mindy Newhouse and Lorraine Priceman are proud of the services we provide to our community!
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Hello Facebook world !Are you finding that your child(ren) are not strong readers?  Well, we have a limited number of sp...
11/05/2020

Hello Facebook world !

Are you finding that your child(ren) are not strong readers? Well, we have a limited number of spots for 3 month cycles of the Fast ForWord family of programs. Completed at home, with professional support and guidance, FFW is designed to improve memory, attention, processing, and sequencing. These are foundational skills for learning, not only reading.

So, if you, or someone you know, is interested....contact Mindy at [email protected].

Special pricing packages makes this more affordable than ever...dont miss out, spots are limited.

06/12/2020

Hello friends!

Happy 23rd anniversary to us!

Communication Matters continues to be available for teletherapy. At this time, we have decided not to open the office for face to face, for the time being. We are thrilled that the majority of our clients are participating and thriving with sessions this way. We will keep everyone posted, as you know, things change daily!

We invite your questions, comments, and ideas !

Warm regards,
Lorraine Priceman and Mindy Newhouse

06/06/2020

Hello facebook friends. We hope that all of you are staying healthy.

We are pleased to offer speech therapy through video/teletherapy. It is going well! If you want to maximize progress this summer, our experienced speech pathologists have limited appointments available. Don't miss out!

In addition, we are excited to announce our kickoff of two programs.

For the 19th year, Mindy Newhouse offers the Scientific Learning family of Fast ForWord programs, including the Reading Series and Reading Assistant. Based on 40 years of scientific research, and more affordable than ever, less time intensive than before, and completed at your home. Individualized programs, including hybrid support available. Reach out to learn how your child can improve memory, attention, processing, and sequencing skills. These programs benefit reading, comprehension, and fluency. Limited spaces are available, message now to arrange a no obligation brief consultation

Mindy Newhouse will also be offering Zoom based "Mind Games with Mindy". Adult participants will be led through interesting tasks designed to stimulate memory, word finding, and social engagement. Laughing is mandatory! More info to follow...

Please know that Communication Matters, as we celebrate our 23rd Anniversary, has always had a policy of respect, compassion, equality, and non discrimination. We see you and we send our support.

Although we have made a decision to continue with teletherapy at this time, we continuously monitor our options and how best to support our clients, including when it is appropriate to resume in office services.

As always, we love to hear from you! And now, more than ever, we appreciate your consideration of posting Yelp and Google reviews. We thank you!

Mindy Newhouse and Lorraine Priceman

Co-director and speech language pathologists.

State of California Placed on "Stay at Home" Order Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 — Conejo Valley Guide | Conejo Val...
03/20/2020
State of California Placed on "Stay at Home" Order Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 — Conejo Valley Guide | Conejo Valley Events

State of California Placed on "Stay at Home" Order Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 — Conejo Valley Guide | Conejo Valley Events

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to follow the federal critical infrastructure sectors. How long will we s

All of the Ventura County Office of Education districts are closed at least, until May 1, 2020.
03/19/2020

All of the Ventura County Office of Education districts are closed at least, until May 1, 2020.

03/18/2020

Hello CommMatters friends. We have limited services available and we are great at helping brainstorm ideas. Contact us!

Adolfo Camarillo PTSA
03/14/2020

Adolfo Camarillo PTSA

Conejo Valley Guide
03/14/2020

Conejo Valley Guide

Excerpts from CVUSD regarding school closures and free meals available for children during the closure period. More details at http://conejousd.org/Coronavirus-Health-Safety-Tips-and-Information

Note that CVUSD strongly recommends that "students stay home during the closure as much as possible and not gather in public places." A post earlier today from CRPD noted that local parks will be open during the closure. Gathering at parks could obviously cause challenges in maintaining a 6 foot "social distancing" protocol. Use your judgment but best arrangement of course is to stay home.

Conejo Unified school district closure info. 3/13/2020
03/14/2020

Conejo Unified school district closure info. 3/13/2020

Dear CVUSD Community:

The public’s health and well-being is paramount to Conejo Valley Unified School District. Available at: conejousd.org/coronavirus is a copy of the recently declared public health emergency from Ventura County Public Health.

As a result of this declaration and in the interest of the health of our community, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 all CVUSD schools will be closed through Friday, March 20, 2020. This includes all CVUSD Preschool Programs, CVUSD Child Care, and Conejo Valley Adult Education. This decision was made in coordination with Ventura County Public Health, Ventura County Office of Education, and neighboring school districts. The decision regarding the potential extension of school closures will be made and communicated in advance of Friday, March 20, 2020.

CVUSD has received clearance from the California Department of Education to provide meals to students during this closure. The District will provide these meals at up to eight different school sites. Information regarding where and when families will be able to acquire meals for students will be directly communicated to families, as well as publicly posted on the District's website, and social media accounts.

Students are encouraged to remove needed materials from lockers, and classrooms when they depart school tomorrow, Friday, March 13th.

We understand that school closures have significant impacts on our students and families and we hope to resume normal operations as soon as possible. We thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

More information will be communicated to you by tomorrow, Friday, March 13th at 2pm.

Sincerely,
Dr. Mark McLaughlin
Superintendent of CVUSD Schools

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Estimada Comunidad de CVUSD:

La salud y el bienestar del público son primordiales para el Distrito Escolar Unificado Conejo Valley. La emergencia de salud pública recientemente declarada del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Ventura es a: conejousd.org/coronavirus.

Como resultado de esta declaración y en el interés de la salud de nuestra comunidad, a partir del lunes 16 de marzo de 2020, todas las escuelas de CVUSD, incluidas las actividades co-curriculares, estarán cerradas hasta el viernes 20 de marzo de 2020. Esto incluye todos los programas preescolares de CVUSD , Cuidado de niños de CVUSD Child Care y la Escuela del Valley Conejo de Educación para Adultos también estarán cerrados. Esta decisión se tomó en coordinación con la Salud Pública del Condado de Ventura, la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Ventura y los distritos escolares vecinos. La decisión sobre la posible extensión de los cierres de escuelas se tomará y se comunicará antes del viernes 20 de marzo de 2020.

CVUSD recibió autorización del Departamento de Educación de California para proporcionar comidas a los estudiantes durante este cierre. El Distrito proporcionará estas comidas en ocho sitios escolares diferentes. La información sobre dónde y cuándo las familias podrán adquirir comidas para los estudiantes se comunicará directamente a las familias, y se publicará públicamente en el sitio web del Distrito y en las cuentas de las redes sociales.

Se alienta a los estudiantes a que retiren los materiales necesarios de los casilleros y salones de clase cuando salgan de la escuela mañana viernes 13 de marzo.

Entendemos que el cierre de escuelas tiene un impacto significativo en nuestros estudiantes y familias y esperamos reanudar las operaciones normales lo antes posible. Le agradecemos su comprensión durante este momento difícil.

Le enviaremos más información mañana, viernes 13 de marzo a las 2pm.

Sinceramente
Dr. Mark McLaughlin
Superintendente de las Escuelas de CVUSD

03/13/2020

Hello friends,

Communication Matters plans to stay open for those clients who choose to use universal precautions, with no illness or exposure, or travel outside the country. We will be staggering appointment times to reduce overlapping in the lobby. Since schools have closed, we believe we have more flexibility with some families and we will be in contact with you. We have removed books, magazines and toys from the lobby; please bring items to keep busy while awaiting your loved one. We are always cautious about sanitation and will be continuing and even increasing our policies for cleaning. We are considering teletherapy for those who are appropriate and who are interested. We are also able to schedule additional sessions for those who would like to intensify their program during this time. Please don't hesitate to contact us by phone (you will likely reach voicemail, but it is being checked frequently) 805-273-3870 or email [email protected].

Thank you for your understanding,

Mindy Newhouse, MS CCC SLP
Lorraine Priceman, MA CCC SLP
Owners and Directors
together with our Communication Matters team

03/13/2020
Simi Valley Unified School District

Simi Valley District's closure plan as of 3/12/2020.

Hello again Simi friends. Please see my latest SVUSD post regarding our schools and the Coronavirus.

March 12, 2020

Dear Simi Valley Community,

Like you, we are all concerned about the spread of the novel coronavirus and the uncertainty it is creating in our daily lives.

Today, the Ventura County Public Health department declared a local health emergency, which will provide additional resources for coronavirus response. Because of this declaration and in the interest of the health of our community, Simi Valley Unified has decided to close all of our schools beginning Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th. We hope to reopen on Monday, March 30th after Spring Break, but that decision will depend on the circumstances at the time. We will update families about our plans no later than Friday, March 27th.

This closure is in support of the recommendations from public health officials to encourage “social distancing” to slow the spread of the virus. It is strongly recommended that students stay home during the closure as much as possible and do not gather in public places.

We understand that school closures have significant impacts on our students and families and we hope to resume normal operations as soon as possible. We will have more information to come regarding lunch distribution for families in need by Friday afternoon, March 13th. This Friday update will also include any other pertinent information. We do not make these decisions without enormous thought and input from county and state officials. Although at the time of this email, we have no active cases of the virus in Simi Valley, we feel this is the best decision we can make. We thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Dr. Jason Peplinski
Superintendent, Simi Valley Unified School District

03/13/2020
Moorpark Unified School District

Moorpark School District's closure plan as of 3/12/2020.

Dear Moorpark families,
Like you, we are all concerned about the spread of the novel coronavirus and the uncertainty it is creating in our daily lives. Today, the Ventura County Public Health department declared a local health emergency, which will provide additional resources for coronavirus response. Because of this declaration and in the interest of the health of our community, Moorpark Unified has decided to close all of our schools beginning Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th. This includes all sports, extra-curricular and after school activities. This closure is in support of the recommendations from public health officials to encourage "social distancing" to slow the spread of the virus. It is strongly recommended that students stay home during the closure as much as possible and do not gather in public places.

We hope to reopen on Monday, March 30th after Spring Break, but that decision will depend on the circumstances at the time. We will update families about our plans no later than Friday, March 27th.

We understand that school closures have significant impacts on our students and families and we hope to resume normal operations as soon as possible. We will provide more detailed information regarding lunch distribution for families in need and other pertinent information tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. We do not make these decisions without enormous thought and input from county and state officials. Although at the time of this email, we have no known active cases of the virus in Moorpark, we feel this is the best course of action. We thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Dr. Kelli Hays
District Superintendent

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03/19/2019

Exciting visit today! Burned HVAC motor created concern, but we are all safe and sound! Thank you VCFD Station 35, once again !

01/09/2019

We are open on MLK Day...

01/05/2019

Happy New Year!

Please remember to update Annelore if you have any changes to your insurance ..... Please remember that your deductibles are likely starting at "zero met".

Thank you !!

May your holidays be joyful, and 2019 be healthy and happy.Communication Matters Lorraine Priceman and Mindy Newhouse
12/24/2018

May your holidays be joyful, and 2019 be healthy and happy.

Communication Matters
Lorraine Priceman and Mindy Newhouse

Happy Hanukah,  Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from all of us to all of you!A reminder, our offices will be closed ...
12/18/2018

Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from all of us to all of you!

A reminder, our offices will be closed 12/24/18 through 1/1/2019.

Metro Home Care and Communication Matters have been associated since 1997! On Friday, Our co-Founders Lorraine Priceman ...
12/18/2018

Metro Home Care and Communication Matters have been associated since 1997! On Friday, Our co-Founders Lorraine Priceman and Mindy Newhouse attended Metro's annual end-of-year luncheon. Lorraine received a special recognition award, apparently the anonymous choice by their agency. Well deserved! We are so proud of our long, strong relationships, providing excellence in service!

Our annual tradition. We are Thankful !
11/19/2018

Our annual tradition. We are Thankful !

11/08/2018

Our hearts are heavy and tears are many as we hear more details about the tragedy in our community. Borderline victims and loved ones are in our minds and prayers.

10/16/2018

Spread the word! PART TIME speech pathologist position available in Newbury Park, Calif !

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09/08/2018
If I Need Help

Giveaway alert from our friends at “If I Need Help”.

This company creates personal safety information products in case someone “needs help” but can’t communicate information. Check out their website, maybe you’ll find something that will be helpful for your loved one(s)

Special Needs Alert Giveaway- Alert on one side with personal code on the other helps others help you :)

Storage, maybe not just for files!  Be creative !  Someone we know painted a file cabinet with high gloss paint and it b...
07/31/2018

Storage, maybe not just for files! Be creative ! Someone we know painted a file cabinet with high gloss paint and it became a work of art in their office! We have too many file cabinets ...

a 3 drawer and a 4 drawer lateral locking file cabinet, both looking for a new home. Make an offer and give it a new home! We also have several desks and many desktop organizers (trays, etc) that want a new home ! All available to be seen this Saturday August 4th between 8am and 2pm . Make offers, we want everything to find new homes !!

(Edit - we are NOT closing.  Just downsized our space and have a lot we don’t  need.  We have A LOT that we’ve kept !!!)...
07/28/2018

(Edit - we are NOT closing. Just downsized our space and have a lot we don’t need. We have A LOT that we’ve kept !!!)

Pictures to generate interest - a real rummage sale - amazing assortment of toddler and children’s items. We also have two matching couches, 4 desks, coffee and end table, office chairs, Office supplies, VOi phone systems, a portable dishwasher, three TVs (one needs a $200 part, but I’m told it was a $2k tv?), items for preschool teachers, art projects and supplies, and some decorative items. Vintage fisher price school and house (eBay prices start at $30) and also some vintage FP furniture, animals and wooden head little people!

Sale in Newbury Park, August 4th 8-2. Please comment to follow this posting so you will receive updates !! Spread the word !

Great prices, we want things in your hands and to be used - we plan to make donations to community non-profit partners. Win-win is always our goal at Communication Matters !

Address

810 Lawrence Dr, Ste 100
Newbury Park, CA
91320

bus stop nearby!

General information

805-273-3870

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(805) 273-3870

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