Discovering Functional Needs: Person-Centered Outcomes

You want to use a person-centered care approach — working on meaningful goals and activities with the person you are treating — but it’s just SO. HARD. to know how to do that when all you have is a standardized score from the CLQT (see also: MOCA, WAB, RIPA, WJ-III, TEA, and on and on). […]

Discovering Functional Needs: Setting-Specific Checklists

You want to use a person-centered care approach — working on meaningful goals and activities with the person you are treating — but it’s just SO. HARD. to know how to do that when all you have is a standardized score from the CLQT (see also: MOCA, WAB, RIPA, WJ-III, TEA, and on and on). […]

Person-Centered Assessment: Discovering Functional Needs

You want to use a person-centered care approach — working on meaningful goals and activities with the person you are treating — but it’s just SO. HARD. to know how to do that when all you have is a standardized score from the CLQT (see also: MOCA, WAB, RIPA, WJ-III, TEA, and on and on). […]

Is “Functional” Just a Buzz Word in Therapy?

These days in speech therapy, it’s considered necessary to have therapy tasks be “functional.” We throw that term around – but are we all using it in the same way? Since Honeycomb Speech Therapy was started in pursuit of “functional” therapy ideas, Let’s discuss: Let’s start with the basics. What does “functional” even mean? Well, […]

Can We Really Toss The Workbooks?

In honor of BETTER Speech & Hearing Month, I am tackling some answers for BETTER questions we can be asking each other as a profession. Imagine if we started asking some of these thoughtful questions that could elevate and inform how we practice, in contrast with questions that oversimplify what we do such as “What’s […]

Should We Organize Our Therapy Materials By Activity Instead of Impairment?

In honor of BETTER Speech & Hearing Month, I am tackling some answers for BETTER questions we can be asking each other as a profession. Imagine if we started asking some of these thoughtful questions that could elevate and inform how we practice, in contrast with questions that oversimplify what we do such as “What’s […]

What If Someone Has NO Goals?

In honor of BETTER Speech & Hearing Month, I am tackling some answers for BETTER questions we can be asking each other as a profession. Imagine if we started asking some of these thoughtful questions that could elevate and inform how we practice, in contrast with questions that oversimplify what we do such as “What’s […]

Does Functional Speech Therapy Compete with Occupational Therapy?

In honor of BETTER Speech & Hearing Month, I am tackling some answers for BETTER questions we can be asking each other as a profession. Imagine if we started asking some of these thoughtful questions that could elevate and inform how we practice, in contrast with questions that oversimplify what we do such as “What’s […]

The One Thing You Need for A Functional Home Programs

Are you tired of using generic worksheets for homework in speech therapy with adults? Today I am sharing the ONE THING you need to know to easily create a personalized, functional home program for the adults you work with.

Why Person-Centered Care? Top 10:

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 […]