Dr Blau, Esq., began her career as a speech therapist and has been working
in the field of augmentative communication, curriculum development and habilitation program customization for the last 35
years. She has worked with children and adults with a wide range of disabilities, often with those that had no speech what
so ever, whose cognitive potential was severely questioned and for whom there was often felt to be no hope. Yet time and again,
she has successfully found means to access the hidden talents of her clients, and show that that were endless opportunities
for their growth and community inclusion. As such, she brings a wealth of experience in creating technological solutions and
clinical techniques that foster each individual’s highest level of functioning. In addition to her illustrious
career as a rehabilitation specialist, she is also a respected expert witness and attorney, with various publications in the
area of legal entitlements to appropriate services.
Dr. Rifkin has been involved in both the research and clinical aspects
of Developmental, Cognitive and Neuropsychology for close to thirty years and has been collaborating with Dr. Blau for much
of that time. Dr. Rifkin officially joined Dr. Blau in their present practice about 15 years ago and has been working with
both children and adults with cognitive, behavioral and physical challenges. To add to his unique qualifications, he also
has an impressive knowledge of technological solutions and is in the process of developing specialized software for cognitive
With their diverse background and interests, Dr. Blau and Dr. Rifkin bring an extraordinary vision
to clinical applications.