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There are many “workbooks” available to target cognitive and language challenges, but those choices do not always promote person-centered therapy that addresses activity and participation. Research tells us that cognitive and language therapy needs to be personally relevant in order to generalize to everyday life. This is also consistent with the best practice to address activity / participation needs for communication (and not just impairment-level challenges), from the WHO-ICF framework.

The following blog posts focus on activity + participation topics for those with meaningful hobbies. The best compliment these individuals share with me after returning to a hobby for the first time is “It was just like we practiced!” The bonus: It’s so much fun to learn about other people’s unique interests and hobbies!


Car Maintenance Checklist

YouTube Treasure: Fix a Lawnmower


Functional Toolbox: Cookbook


Functional Tool Box: Garden Seed Packets


The Election, Voting, and Speech Therapy


The Olympics

Tools  / Workshop:

Functional Toolbox: Tool Kit