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While some patients in skilled nursing facilities are there for short-term stays in order to receive various therapy and nursing services, others will remain with us for months, years, or possibly for the rest of their lives. We expect to see some patients again due to the progressive nature of some disorders. Others might return unexpectedly to ...
Hot on the heels of Speech Pacesetter, Aptus Speech & Language Therapy has released another great app to help people slow their rate of speech. This app takes the traditional pacing board and modernizes it, adding helpful visuals, settings, and topics to help those with Parkinson's disease, fast rate of speech, dysarthria, apraxia of speech, ...
Over the next few months I am going to begin researching and exploring a variety of disorders and disabilities we commonly see within the Early Intervention population. Almost like a refresher course for those therapists who graduated before the year 2000, myself included! Today's focus will be on Cerebral Palsy, what it is and the facts ...
There's an app I've been recommending to just about everyone recently: iWordQ by Quillsoft. This is an iPad version of the powerful wordQ word processing software, combining word predication with the built-in voice-to-text capability of iPad 3, 4, and mini. At only $25, it's a true bargain for the capabilities of the app, and ...
In long term care, fluent aphasia is often mistaken for cognitive-deficits associated with dementia because the two disorders share many common characteristics. In fact, aphasia and other communication problems are commonly present in various types of dementia to some degree. Caregivers, nursing staff, and families may need specific training ...
Since 1999, speech-language pathologists and adults with apraxia have been using a computer program called Speech Sounds on Cue. This software was developed by Carol Bishop of Australia under the company Multimedia Speech Pathology. Taking advantage of video, sound, and written cues, the program was intended to increase the intensity of treatment ...
Last week I posted the first half of my question and answer session with Gina, a mom whose son Nicholas was born with severe oral and verbal apraxia, hypotonia and sensory processing disorder. Last week's post discussed how their journey began focusing on the beginning stages, starting with homecare. Now Nicholas is 7 ½ years old, in second grade ...
not make New Year's resolutions, but I do set goals for myself, and one of them
is to perpetually look for new ways to treat patients that are fun and creative
On a recent commute to
work, I was excited to hear a story on NPR's Morning Edition: ''Singing
Again.'' I immediately thought ...
I wanted to
share some of my favorite apps that I use for speech therapy. Please feel free
to comment and tell me your favorite apps so I can add them to my wish list for
My Play House by Shimon - This is an interactive play house
that I use to work on play skills, turn taking, linguistic concepts, ...
This fall at
the preschool where I practice, we have had an unusually high number of
children in need of full evaluations all for various reasons. For some, they
were simply due for their re-evaluations which happen every 2 years at this age
in our district. For others, we had decided as a team that several children
were in need of a ...