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Lesson Plan Freebie: National Nachos Day

    Hey, speech therapists! Do you love nachos? ๐ŸŒฎ I do! And I have a special treat for you: a free speech therapy lesson plan for National Nachos Day! ๐ŸŽ Designed with evidence-based techniques, this lesson plan is a snack for the mind, helping to improve cognitive-communicative skills. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’ฌ The lesson plan includes opportunities for:   In the spirit of sharing and caring, let’s spread the… Read More »Lesson Plan Freebie: National Nachos Day

    Lesson Plan Freebie: Candy Corn Day

      ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿงก Happy Candy Corn Day, everyone! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿฌ On this sweet occasion, I’m excited to share something just as sweet and beneficial for our loved ones with aphasia and memory disorders. Introducing my FREE lesson plan that’s more delightful than a bag of candy corn!๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿง โœจ Designed with evidence-based techniques, this lesson plan is a treat for the mind, helping to improve cognitive-communicative skills. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’ฌ The lesson… Read More »Lesson Plan Freebie: Candy Corn Day

      Lesson Plan Freebie: Alaska Day

        Hi SLPs and fans thereof! Are you looking for a lesson plan that can be used for clients with aphasia, mild memory impairment, and dementia? If so, youโ€™re in luck! October 18th is Alaska Day, and I’ve created a versatile lesson plan to celebrate the northernmost state! ๐Ÿ”๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‡ This lesson plan includes evidence-based activities that can help improve language and cognitive skills in people with… Read More »Lesson Plan Freebie: Alaska Day

        Lesson Plan Freebie: Ada Lovelace

          Hi there! Are you looking for a lesson plan that can be utilized for clients with aphasia, memory loss, and dementia? If so, youโ€™re in luck! October 10th is Ada Lovelace Day, and I’ve created a versatile lesson plan to celebrate this remarkable woman who is considered the first computer programmer in history! The lesson plan includes opportunities for reading, paragraph recall, writing/spelling, naming to… Read More »Lesson Plan Freebie: Ada Lovelace

          What is AAC and Who/What is it For?ย 

            AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. It is a term that covers various methods and devices that help people who have difficulty speaking or writing to communicate with others. AAC can be used by children and adults who have different types of disabilities or conditions that affect their speech or language skills, such as autism, cerebral palsy, stroke, brain injury, or ALS.ย  AAC can… Read More »What is AAC and Who/What is it For?ย 

            How Coffee Can Boost Your Brain Health and Performance

              Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, with billions of cups consumed every day. Many people drink coffee for its rich aroma, delicious taste, and stimulating effect. But did you know that coffee can also benefit your brain health and performance in various ways? In this article, we will explore some of the scientific evidence that shows how coffee can improve… Read More »How Coffee Can Boost Your Brain Health and Performance

              What is Speech-Language Pathology Anyway?

                Speech-language pathology is a field of science that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of communication and swallowing disorders. Speech-language pathologists, or SLPs, are professionals who work with people of all ages who have difficulties with speech, language, voice, fluency, cognition, or feeding and swallowing. In this article, we will explore the history of the profession, the education requirements, the role of ASHA, and… Read More »What is Speech-Language Pathology Anyway?

                What to Expect During a Cognitive Screen, Evaluation, and Treatment by a Speech Therapist

                  Cognitive communication is the ability to use language and thinking skills to communicate effectively in everyday situations. Cognitive communication can be affected by various conditions, such as stroke, brain injury, dementia, or aging. A speech therapist can help assess and treat cognitive communication difficulties and improve the quality of life for individuals and their families. A cognitive screen is a brief test that can identify… Read More »What to Expect During a Cognitive Screen, Evaluation, and Treatment by a Speech Therapist

                  September is Healthy Aging Month! How can we age better?

                    Healthy Aging Month is celebrated every September to raise awareness about the positive aspects of aging and to encourage people to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional health. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), many factors influence healthy aging. Some of these, such as genetics, are not in our control. Others โ€” like exercise, taking care of our brain health, and… Read More »September is Healthy Aging Month! How can we age better?