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I know what I want my patients to achieve. I want one to be able to resume PO intake after a PEG placement. I want another to communicate wants and needs with family and staff. I want a new patient with memory loss to adapt to the living environment and daily routine at the SNF and take part in social activities. I use several objective measures ...
Both short- and long-term goals may be scrutinized in order to determine whether skilled speech therapy services are medically necessary in the SNF setting, as well as in other settings involving adult and geriatric patients, such as Home Health Care (HHC) and Assistive Living Facilities (ALF). It is the responsibility of the SLP to clearly define ...
While re-reading my last post (I do
that frequently to avoid repeating myself and to promote continuity), I noticed I wrote that I ''always discuss the goals with a patient when appropriate.''
This week, I wanted to clarify and reiterate that it is always
appropriate and necessary to communicate and educate all ...
This week, I'll kick off BHSM by planning and decorating a bulletin board in our facility. This BHSM activity is, admittedly, easy to execute and not at all original. From public schools to clinics and hospitals, I think the majority of SLPs use this old standby as the least they will do for BHSM. I am not yet sure how I will freshen up my design ...
Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) is imminent! What to do? I seem to always rely on my tried and true activities, including making a bulletin board in the building, giving in-services, and splurging on a new SLP t-shirt or two. This year I'd like to do something different and more exciting though. I'm thinking about contacting local radio ...
Last time, I blogged about being a member of a state speech-language-hearing association. In that blog I mentioned my state association's upcoming annual convention. Today's post is about some of my experiences at the PSHA Convention. I'll write about the other presentations I attended in my next post.
My time at the convention was split among ...
Recently, I posted an interview with Christine Costello, a CFY-SLP who shared some of her experiences and thoughts about working in long-term care. As spring approaches, I know that many graduate students are anticipating graduation and beginning a search for employment. While graduate programs offer a variety of clinical experiences, they do not ...
week's post is an interview with Christine Costello about her Clinical
Fellowship Year (CFY) experiences. Last year I had the privilege of supervising
Christine for a few months in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting. Although
Christine decided to explore an opportunity in the public education system while still in her CFY, I
In my last entry, I wrote about a free, recycled object that
makes a wonderful therapy tool. Today I'm going to share and (hopefully) get,
some advice about something else I got for free!
Check this out...
Yup, it's a free and completely blank bulletin board. There
is a spot in our staff room where people put items they no ...
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 ...