Therapy ideas for motor speech goals

The Election, Voting, & Speech Therapy

With the midterm elections in the next month, it’s a perfect time of year to talk all things “Election,” “Voting,” and “Speech Therapy!”. Think you want to stay away from politics in your session? Consider this: These are the conversations our People are having this month! Voting may be an activity they hope to participate in, so why not target language and cognition using voting or the election? Increase the likelihood that your cognitive-communication practice will translate into real life improvement. Read on for ideas on how to use election topics to be person-centered and to target a variety of therapy goals.

*Honeycomb Speech Therapy update: In case you missed it on Facebook or Instagram, I had a baby this month! Things will be a little slow on my posts for the next few weeks, but I do have a few more planned posts coming for my Functional Treatment for Everyday Cognition Series

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Think It Through Thursday: Impairment vs Activity and Participation

It’s Think-It-Through-Thursday! Here’s a new series to give you and your SLP colleagues some food for thought. Feel free to print and discuss at lunch or use for continuing education or journal review! I will include a recent research article and some thoughts about how this relates (or doesn’t relate) to some of the practices we have in adult speech therapy!

Today’s topic: How Impairment Levels Relates to Activity and Participation

*Spoiler Alert: Level of Impairment does NOT correlate with Activity and Participation! What does this mean for your speech therapy practice?

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Top 10 Reasons for Person-Centered Care

Are you still on the fence about why we need to choose goals and speech therapy activities that matter to everyday life? Check out some research below that helps make the case! There are many reasons to choose real-life goals, toss the workbooks, close the game closets, and choose personally relevant stimuli instead!

Why does speech therapy need to be functional, meaningful, and person-centered?
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One Click: Response Elaboration Training (RET)

If you are like me, you are busy treating patients during the day and can’t absorb a treatment protocol / prep materials / figure out who to use it with / figure out how to word things in documentation… all on your lunch break. It’s difficult to feel confident about using evidence-based treatments AND how to ensure they will be personally-relevant to the patient.

Here’s where the One Click series comes in: This series highlights various treatment protocols that are evidence-based, and I will provide everything you need to implement the therapy in just One Click (or 1 download!). They include a person-centered section to explain how you can use the materials in a person-centered way. If you’ve missed these quick, affordable series in the past, we’ve covered VNeST, CART, Script Training, and Semantic Feature Analysis!

Today we are talking about Response Elaboration Training (RET): See below for the RET protocol, key references, in-session therapy form, and documentation sample.

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Real Life Speech Therapy: Olympics 2018

The Olympics are coming! The Olympics are coming!

The Olympics are loved across ages and cultures: They are a great tool to be used in relevant, functional ways for speech therapy. Read on for some inspiration on how you could use Olympic material as a vehicle to target a variety of  goals in speech therapy.

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Nail Salon: Real Life Speech Therapy

Have you ever treated someone in speech therapy whose interests were outside your comfort zone? For me, it’s the “Handy” people! As a self-proclaimed non-handy person, I barely know how to use the right terminology with someone who is into cars, hunting, or woodworking! I’ve talked about this before with my Car Maintenance Checklist!

Today is a topic I AM familiar with: Nail Salons! We have the privilege of using our knowledge and skills to apply to all sorts of different activities or ways to participate. But it shouldn’t matter if I enjoy a certain activity or not: If we are doing person-centered care, we are working within the activities that matter to each person we work with!

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YouTube Treasures: The Gift of Giving

It’s Week 8 of YouTube Treasures for speech therapy!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this 8-week series of YouTube videos, with person-centered treatment ideas for speech therapy.  The best thing about using relevant, interesting material in speech therapy is that it gets people talking in therapy, which makes it easy to apply skills and strategies to their everyday lives! Today’s sweet video is no exception. If you’re new to YouTube or want some new ideas for how to use these videos in therapy, read on!

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YouTube Treasures: How To Care for a Pet Guinea Pig

It’s Week 7 of YouTube Treasures for speech therapy!

If you are just tuning in, this is an 8-week series so you have a fresh treasure trove of YouTube videos, with person-centered treatment ideas for speech therapy.  If you’re new to YouTube or want some new ideas for how to use these videos in therapy, read on!

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