Therapist, Trainer, Consultant
Hanna Hanna Bogen Novak, M.S., CCC-SLP is a licensed and board certified Speech Language Pathologist based in Los Angeles, CA.
Hanna has a primary focus on pediatric therapies (birth through teens) that support self-regulation, social communication, executive functioning, and speech and language deficits. She believes in a play-based, child-led, developmental approach to therapy informed by programs such as the SCERTS model and DIR®/Floortime™. In an effort to fully support the whole child, Hanna designs individualized intervention approaches that utilize clients’ strengths and interests to build strong foundational communication skills. Since all communication occurs within social contexts, Hanna considers the many environments and activities where a client’s interactions may take place, and she develops goals that maximize generalized social communication success. Mindfulness activities, sensory-regulation opportunities, emotional-regulation supports, and metacognitive thinking strategies are frequently woven into therapy sessions to facilitate progress in all domains of communication. Hanna's clinical services are primarily offered at The Center for Connection, where she is the Director of Speech and Language Therapy and The Director of Interdisciplinary Communication (https://www.thecenterforconnection.org/slp). Hanna occasionally provides therapy in-home or in-school.
Hanna’s interest in the role of one’s overall regulation on their communicative success led her to co-create The Brain Talk Curriculum, a program designed to teach students about their brains and how to use their executive functioning capacities of the prefrontal cortex to respond, plan, and reflect mindfully rather than react impulsively.
In addition to providing individual and group therapy services, Hanna consults and collaborates with school and therapy teams to support greater understanding of self-regulation, executive functioning, mindfulness, and social-cognitive strategies. She has trained PreK-12 teachers, parents, and professionals across the United States. Hanna works with a diverse population of clients, including those diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, language processing disorders, phonological disorders, articulation delays/disorders, and other communication challenges. Hanna facilitates parenting groups locally in California and virtually across the country.
Hanna completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR, went on to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Portland State University in Portland, OR, and received her Masters of Science in Speech and Language Sciences from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Hanna loves to experience the sights, sounds, and adventures of new places while traveling with her family. She enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending quality time with her community of friends and family.
Listen to Hanna's full interview as a special guest on Shrink Rap Radio (podcast #564): Metacognitive Thinking Strategies for Students. You can learn more about Hanna's interview and Shrink Rap Radio here!