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Traditional speech therapy tasks look like worksheets and closets full of workbooks– yet the latest best practices talk about the need for speech therapy to be meaningful and relating to an individual’s everyday life. Speech therapy goals need to relate to activity and participation, and not solely focus on impairment-level skills. In my journey to understand how we can better provide meaningful, relevant, and functional therapy, this became known to me as person-centered care.

The following posts explore what person-centered care looks like and how it may differ from the over structured workbook tasks that are still common practice in many speech therapy settings.

Functional Home Programs for Speech Therapy

How To Write a Person-Centered Goal

Top 10: Person-Centered Care

Therapy Makeover: Naming Animals

Therapy Makeover: Card Game Homework

Therapy Makeover: Clinician-Centered Goals

Therapy Makeover: Workbook Reading Tasks

Therapy Makeover: Workbook Writing Tasks

Therapy Makeover: Workbook Listening Tasks

Therapy Makeover: Worksheets for Homework