🍁✨ 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
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?
The Minced Moist Diet is designed for people who have difficulty chewing or swallowing food. It is a texture-modified diet that consists of minced, mashed, or ground foods that are moist and easy to swallow. With a minced moist diet, biting is not required and only minimal chewing is necessary. This diet may be recommended for those who are not able to safely chew and… Read More »What is a Minced Moist Diet for Dysphagia?
Telepractice is the delivery of services using telecommunication and Internet technology to remotely connect clinicians to clients, other health care providers, and educational professionals for screening, assessment, intervention, consultation, or education. Telepractice is an appropriate model of service delivery for audiologists and speech-language pathologists (ASHA) and may be the primary mode of service delivery or may supplement in-person services (known as hybrid service delivery). Technology… Read More »What is Telehealth for Speech Therapy?
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
June is Aphasia Awareness Month. The National Aphasia Association says that over 2 million people in the U.S. have aphasia, but only 67.8% of Americans have ever heard the term aphasia. Unfortunately, this is due to the nature of the disorder. Aphasia is a disorder that affects how you communicate. It can impact your speech, as well as the way you write and understand both spoken… Read More »Aphasia: A Communication Disorder