Studies indicate that patient participation in relevant and personal goal-setting can result in greater satisfaction with the rehabilitation experience, along with improved recovery. But how do you make sure the goals are functional—in other words, that they relate directly to real-life activities that patients need and want to do outside of the clinic? This blog post shows how to connect those dots, and illustrates its points with examples.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The more time patients with brain injury spend on meaningful treatment tasks, the better their outcomes. However, there’s often a gap between the ideal amount of time needed to improve, and the time that’s dictated by insurance coverage or busy in-clinic schedules.
We all know the importance of consistent home practice to generalize new strategies and promote neuroplasticity. But sometimes, no matter how hard you try to educate clients, your urgency about this just doesn’t seem to carry over.
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.
So often being a person with a communication disorder, or seeing your loved one experience a communication disorder, can make one feel powerless – like there is just nothing that can make this uphill battle any easier. Whether you’ve had a stroke, a TBI, a mild concussion, are experiencing dementia, or have lived your entire life with a learning disorder, communication is a frustrating struggle.
There are few things more frustrating than to know exactly what you want to say, but to not be able to say it. In everyday life, people without communication disorders have that “tip of your tongue” feeling, but for people with communication disorders, that feeling can be eternal — an all-day, unending difficulty.