🍁✨ The season of Thanksgiving is here – a time for gratitude and joy! ✨🍂 In the spirit of sharing, I’ve enjoyed making a Thanksgiving themed lesson plan that I hope you will enjoy using with your clients 🦃🎁 Designed with evidence-based techniques, this lesson plan is a feast for the mind, helping to improve cognitive-communicative skills. 🤝💬 The lesson plan includes opportunities for: … Read More »Lesson Plan Freebie: Thanksgiving
Hey, speech therapists! Do you love nachos? 🌮 I do! And I have a special treat for you: a free speech therapy lesson plan for National Nachos Day! 🎁 Designed with evidence-based techniques, this lesson plan is a snack for the mind, helping to improve cognitive-communicative skills. 🤝💬 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
🍬🧡 Happy Candy Corn Day, everyone! 🧡🍬 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!📚🧠✨ Designed with evidence-based techniques, this lesson plan is a treat for the mind, helping to improve cognitive-communicative skills. 🤝💬 The lesson… Read More »Lesson Plan Freebie: Candy Corn Day
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?
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
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 — like exercise, taking care of our brain health, and… Read More »September is Healthy Aging Month! How can we age better?
What is Disability Pride Month and Why is it Important? Disability Pride Month is a time to celebrate the diversity, culture, and achievements of people with disabilities. It is also a time to raise awareness and challenge the stigma and discrimination that people with disabilities face in society. Disability Pride Month occurs in the United States every July to commemorate the passing of the landmark… Read More »Disability Pride Month
GERD is a chronic digestive disease where the liquid content of the stomach refluxes into the esophagus, the tube connecting the mouth and stomach. The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn, which usually feels like a burning chest pain that begins behind the breastbone and moves upwards to the neck and throat. Other symptoms include chest pain, difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia), persistent dry cough,… Read More »What is GERD?
If you are looking for a way to improve your cognitive function and prevent dementia, you may want to consider the MIND diet. The MIND diet stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay and it combines elements of two well-known healthy diets: the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet. The MIND diet was developed by researchers who wanted to create a dietary pattern that focuses… Read More »The MIND Diet for Better Brain Health