We love the Speech-Language Pathologists we work with, and we all have so much in common - perhaps more than we think. Do you recognize yourself in this list of SLP behaviors and tendencies?
The lull in motivation to continue with therapy so often hits our clients. And how could it not – often therapy is a lifelong process for them, and that can be discouraging - after previously having all of the skills on which we’re working with them. Finding ways to keep our clients engaged and motivated to continue to give 110% in therapy can be tricky – here are five suggestions to keep that motivation on track.
It's been a busy few weeks at Constant Therapy, as our staff attended and participated in 5 outstanding conferences in 4 different states! We met so many dedicated clinicians and courageous survivors - we came back thoroughly inspired to keep working to provide the highest quality, most innovative speech and cognitive therapy for stroke and brain injury rehab.
All too often, treatment approaches are not focused on functional skills. It can also be easy for therapists to take the driver’s seat, and not involve the person with aphasia in their clinical decision making and goal setting – enter the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA). Read on to find out how you can start to harness this treatment approach for you as a patient or for you as a clinician working with patients.
First enter Dr. Swathi Kiran, a professor at Boston University’s world-renowned Aphasia Research Laboratory. Dr. Kiran has years of experience (and many degrees) under her belt guiding the field of speech-language pathology to offer the most effective and innovative therapy to people with aphasia. In the midst of a study that she and members of her lab were conducting, the perfect opportunity for merging communication treatment and technology arose. By combining the technological prowess of Veera Anantha, Mahendra Advani, and Ehsan Dagar, Constant Therapy was born.
Originally posted on the Speech Therapy Tech blog: Tech Tools for working with adult populations, Naomi Gurevich, PhD, CCC-SLP shares her experiences working with Constant Therapy.
Whether writing up evals, typing progress notes, begging insurance to cover services, handling complex caseloads, or attending staff or IEP meetings, you're always on the go.
As research and our understanding of the brain expand, so should therapy for communication and cognitive disorders adapt and adjust to take scientific findings into account.
So often after receiving a diagnosis like aphasia, brain injury, stroke, or dementia, the diagnosed persons and their families are overwhelmed by appointments. Here, we attempt to demystify your first appointment.