If better communication skills are on your list of New Year’s resolutions for your adult clients with speech and language disorders in 2018, begin by carefully considering some short-term goals needed to achieve “communication competence.”
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The prevalence of apraxia of speech in adults doesn’t occur at nearly the rate it does in children. However, it frequently accompanies aphasia post-stroke or brain injury. Download our “3 Tips to Help Adults with Apraxia of Speech.”
Special guest and stroke survivor Dr. Thomas Broussard shares his real-life story of how the 10 principles of neuroplasticity helped him recover from the attack on his brain in 2011. Check out his vlog.
Lingraphica invites you to ring in 2017 with three brand new free CEU offerings to add to your toolbox of treatment strategies and evidence-based practice for your clients. They are 30-minute, recorded webinars that you can complete at your convenience and have been approved for .05 ASHA CEUs. To get started, visit the CEU page on our website:
Most of us are familiar with whiteboards and their use in classrooms and business environments. But do you know how effective they can be when working with people who have speech or communication disorders?
In the last few years, Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), and stuttering all made big screen debuts in three Oscar-winning films: Still Alice, The Theory of Everything, and The King’s Speech. These films worked to raise the awareness of frequent speech, language, and cognitive disorders thousands of individuals are diagnosed with each year.
We have all received orders or an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to treat a patient who “doesn’t feel like doing any work today.” What are the best ways to engage a patient who has made it clear that they don’t want to participate in speech therapy? Here are a few tips I learned over time.
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and medical health professionals recommending a speech-generating or communication device often encounter questions from caregivers about the research supporting the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).