Stroke can impact all aspects of life—movement, communication, thinking, and autonomic functions such as swallowing and breathing. Recovery can be an extended process. Here, we identify the Constant Therapy tasks used most often by those recovering from stroke.
Working Memory (WM) is critical to the functions of daily living. It is the ability to hold information in your mind and do something with that information. Here are some great tasks you can share with your patients.
The Number of People Living With Dementia Increases Dramatically Each Year
There are an estimated 35.6 million people affected by dementia globally, a number expected to almost double every 20 years. According to ASHA, people with dementia represent the third-largest caseload for speech language pathologists working in U.S. healthcare.
Here, we will help you recognize symptoms of dementia, understand the goals of therapy, and identify the Constant Therapy tasks that our data shows is used to exercise those with dementia most often.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.