With a smartphone always handy, it’s easy to forget how much information we keep in our heads on a regular basis. If you have to add up how many dinner plates you need for a party you’re hosting, do you grab your calculator to figure out an answer? Most likely, no, because you can keep and access small chunks of information—your working memory is what allows you to access and manipulate that info.
These text-level reading exercises help more than just reading goals. Learn about these tasks and how they target areas like attention, memory, and inferencing.
As a busy SLP, how do you determine which books are worth your time? Whether you're looking for a great read for an upcoming vacation, to add to your book club’s list, or to recommend to a client or family member, our list of the best books for speech-language pathologists is sure to inspire you.
When listening skills are affected after a stroke or other type of brain injury, it can have a significant functional impact on many parts of our lives- including social interactions, work, and leisure activities.
Approximately 43.5 million caregivers provide unpaid care to an adult or child in the United States, and according to Family Caregiver Alliance statistics, they spend an average of 22 hours a week doing it.
Attention is something that we take for granted – as long as we have it. Without attention, it’s rough to get really anything done in a day, whether it’s grocery shopping, writing an email to an old friend, or just reading a blog.
Dysarthria is a type of communication disorder, often caused by brain injury or stroke, that result in problems in the muscles used for speaking, including the lips, tongue, throat, vocal cords and diaphragm. What is a common reaction to those living with dysarthria? “I Don’t Understand You.”
Checking the time is firmly established in our behavior. Whether checking your watch, reading a clock on the wall, or looking at the time on your computer or phone, you’ve likely checked the time within the last few minutes. It’s habitual.
Working Memory (WM) plays a significant role in your daily life. We’re here to refresh your memory of the crucial role WM plays, and how it can be targeted to help with the recovery of your patients with brain injuries.