Neighborhood barbecues, block parties, weddings and other family events – these are social settings in which we’re all likely to find ourselves in. For survivors of brain injury or stroke, these events can be difficult, uncomfortable and downright exhausting. Here’s why.
Rehabilitation program options can be confusing. There are many different kinds of professionals who provide rehab, and many types of facilities which offer it. When helping the caregivers of your patients determine their best options, it should be with the goal of helping everybody involved get the most out of rehabilitation. And that is defined differently for each patient.
Counting money, making change, and asking about prices are everyday skills most people take for granted. Yet, these skills are often challenging for people with cognitive, speech, and language impairments. These common situations require fluency around currency. Constant Therapy has two currency tasks you can bank on.
Practice is critical when recovering from brain injury or stroke. The need for consistent practice is why clinicians must convey to their cognitive and speech therapy clients why home practice between therapy sessions will benefit their recovery.
If you ever struggle to say a word that’s just at the tip of your tongue, you have a slight idea of what people with aphasia deal with. With communication a fundamental part of everyday experiences, it’s very frustrating to lose words when you want to get your message across.
You notice your elderly loved one is forgetting words or daily tasks more than usual and displaying personality changes. Should you be worried? Is it dementia? Alzheimer’s? And what’s the difference? We’ll help you unravel the these similar, but different terms.
As a speech-language pathologist, do you feel like you spend more time on paperwork and meetings than you do with your patients? Do you want to feel more productive in your practice? Here are some hacks designed for the busy SLP.
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.