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How Speech Therapists Help People with Aphasia: A Beacon of HopeΒ 

    June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, a time to shed light on a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Aphasia is a language disorder caused by damage to specific areas of the brain responsible for language. This damage can result from various conditions, most commonly stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, or infections. While aphasia can be challenging, speech therapists play a crucial role… Read More »How Speech Therapists Help People with Aphasia: A Beacon of HopeΒ 

    Lesson Plan Freebie: Jane Goodall’s Birthday

      πŸŽ‰πŸ’ Welcome, lovely language learners! Today, we embark on a special journey as we celebrate the remarkable Jane Goodall’s 90th birthday! Just like Jane’s dedication to understanding our furry friends, we’re diving into the world of speech therapy with excitement and curiosity! πŸŒπŸ—£οΈ As we gather to commemorate this incredible milestone, let’s channel Jane’s spirit of compassion and empathy as we explore the power of… Read More »Lesson Plan Freebie: Jane Goodall’s Birthday

      Title: Enhancing Cognitive Function: Using Alexa as a Tool for Adults with Cognitive DeficitsΒ 

        In the realm of cognitive rehabilitation, innovative technologies continue to offer promising solutions for individuals facing challenges such as aphasia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and dementia. Among these advancements, virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa have emerged as versatile tools for aiding cognitive compensatory strategies in adults. With their voice-activated interface and vast array of features, Alexa devices provide a user-friendly platform for cognitive stimulation and… Read More »Title: Enhancing Cognitive Function: Using Alexa as a Tool for Adults with Cognitive DeficitsΒ 

        Lesson Plan Freebie: Mardi Gras

          πŸŽ‰πŸŽ­ Happy Mardi Gras, speech stars! πŸŽ­πŸŽ‰ 🎊 Let’s sprinkle some linguistic magic and jazz up our speech skills as we dive into today’s Mardi Gras-themed speech therapy session! 🎷✨ Get ready to parade through a world of words, where every sentence is a float adorned with colorful vocabulary! 🌟🎢 🎈We’ll be dancing through articulation alleys, navigating fluency funhouses, and unlocking the treasure chest of… Read More »Lesson Plan Freebie: Mardi Gras

          Lesson Plan Freebie: Groundhog Day

            Hello Speech Superstars! 🌟 Get ready for a groundhog-tastic speech therapy adventure! πŸŽ€πŸ¦” We’re diving into the whimsical world of Groundhog Day, where Punxsutawney Phil takes the spotlight to predict our weather fate. 🌦️ Let’s unravel the origins of this furry tradition and sprinkle some speech magic on our communication skills. 🎩✨ From chit-chat about weather lore to mastering those tongue-twisting predictions, we’re in for… Read More »Lesson Plan Freebie: Groundhog Day

            Lesson Plan Freebie: Australia Day

              G’day mates! Ready for a ripper speech therapy session with an Aussie twist? 🐨✨ Today, we’re diving into the wonders of Down Under to celebrate Australia Day! πŸŽ‰πŸ Get ready to chuckle with some Aussie slang, discover the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, and maybe even try your hand at a friendly game of “Crikey! What’s That Word?” πŸ€”πŸ¦˜ So, grab your cuppa β˜•… Read More »Lesson Plan Freebie: Australia Day

              Lesson Plan Freebie: Catherine Princess of Wales

                Good afternoon! 🌟✨ Welcome to our royal rendezvous in the enchanting realm of speech therapy! πŸ‘‘πŸŽ‰ Today’s lesson is sprinkled with a touch of elegance and charm as we celebrate the birthday of the one and only Catherine, Princess of Wales! πŸŽ‚πŸ‘Έ Join us for a regal journey through language and communication as we raise our wands (or rather, speech therapy tools) to honor this… Read More »Lesson Plan Freebie: Catherine Princess of Wales

                Lesson Plan Freebie: National Bird Day

                  Good morning, bird enthusiasts! πŸŒ…πŸ¦ Today’s speech therapy session is taking flight with a special focus on our feathered friendsβ€”after all, it’s National Bird Day! πŸŽ‰πŸ¦œ Let’s chirp, chat, and tweet our way through a fun and interactive lesson that’s sure to make your words soar. πŸš€βœ¨ Grab your imaginary binoculars and join me as we explore the fascinating world of language with a touch… Read More »Lesson Plan Freebie: National Bird Day

                  Alexia & Agraphia: Treating Reading and Writing Deficits After a Stroke

                    Alexia and agraphia are disorders that affect reading and writing, respectively. They can occur after a stroke or other brain injury. They may accompany expressive or receptive aphasia, but sometimes they occur without other language deficits. A person may have both disorders, or they may develop alexia without agraphia. In this circumstance, reading is impaired despite intact spelling and writing abilities.  Alexia is a condition where a person has… Read More »Alexia & Agraphia: Treating Reading and Writing Deficits After a Stroke