3 Years / Honeycomb Speech Update
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3 Years / Honeycomb Speech Update

It’s been 3 wonderful years since I started this blog and website… so how are we doing? Today I looked back at my very first post– These were the questions I had. I’m pleased to say I’ve been able to start answering each of these questions!

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Therapy Makeover: Worksheets for Homework

Welcome to another week in the Speech Therapy Makeover series! I’m challenging myself to “make over” some traditional therapy tasks so they will be more person-centered (functional, meaningful, and relevant for the people we work with). We know that person-centered care offers the best results across the board for outcomes, patient satisfaction, and efficiency of meeting goals.

Speech Therapy Makeover Task: Worksheets for “homework”

Psst: If you missed other “Makeover” ideas, check out Naming Furniture, Card Games, Therapist-Centered Goals, and Taboo for Conversation Partner Training!

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Therapy Makeover: Taboo For Conversation Partner Training

Welcome to Week 4 in the Speech Therapy Makeover series! I’m challenging myself to “make over” some traditional therapy tasks so they will be more person-centered (functional, meaningful, and relevant for the people we work with). We know that person-centered care offers the best results across the board for outcomes, patient satisfaction, and efficiency of meeting goals.

Week 4 Speech Therapy Makeover Task: Using Taboo to Practice Conversations between a patient and conversation partner

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Therapy Makeover: Therapist-Centered Goals

Welcome to Week 3 in the Speech Therapy Makeover series! I’m challenging myself to “make over” some traditional speech therapy tasks so they will be more person-centered (functional, meaningful, and relevant for the people we work with). We know that person-centered care offers the best results across the board for outcomes, patient satisfaction, and efficiency of meeting goals.

Week 3 Speech Therapy Makeover Task: Clinician-centered goals: “The patient will be educated about speech therapy goals at first treatment session due to time constraints today.”

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Therapy Makeover: Card Games

Welcome to Week 2 in the Speech Therapy Makeover series! I’m challenging myself to “make over” some traditional therapy tasks so they will be more person-centered (functional, meaningful, and relevant for the people we work with). We know that person-centered care offers the best results across the board for outcomes, patient satisfaction, and efficiency of meeting goals.

Week 2 Speech Therapy Makeover Task: Card Games as a therapy task or home program

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Therapy Makeover: Naming Furniture

Welcome to Week 1 in the Speech Therapy Makeover series! I’m challenging myself to “make over” some traditional therapy tasks so they will be more person-centered (functional, meaningful, and relevant for the people we work with). We know that person-centered care offers the best results across the board for outcomes, patient satisfaction, and efficiency of meeting goals. Plus, what’s the point of speech therapy if we aren’t making a difference in the everyday lives of those we treat?

Week 1 Speech Therapy Makeover Task: Naming furniture in 1 minute (known in my world as verbal fluency) Also related: Naming animals, Naming states.

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Functional Cognition: FLEXIBILITY!

On my mind today: Why choose one of the evidence-based therapy tools for treating cognitive challenges? What do they offer, especially when compared to the comfortable, safe options we have in our treatment closets like Rush Hour, card games, worksheets, or workbooks? If the evidence presented in the previous posts hasn’t convinced you, then my final case would be this: FLEXIBILITY. Here’s what I mean:

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