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.
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.
Numbers are all around us: Whether it’s saying the date, hearing the cashier tell you the cost of groceries, reviewing charges on your receipt, or writing down a phone number. It’s nearly impossible to count the number of times you’ll find yourself speaking, listening, reading, and writing numbers each day.
Every patient starting cognitive or speech rehabilitation therapy is different and requires a personalized therapy regimen, based on who they are, their diagnosis and the progress they are making towards their recovery goals. With the use of “big data"-driven analytics, it is now possible to micro-personalize therapy for patients.