TED Talks Tuesday: Dance vs. Powerpoint

TED Talks Tuesday: Dance vs. Powerpoint

Welcome to Week 3 of TED Talks Tuesday! I like today’s feature for a higher-level task as it lends itself to higher level comprehension and persuasion.

Plan to find me here for 8 weeks so ya’ll can stock up on a variety of TED Talks + therapy and documentation ideas. If you’re new to TED talks or want some new ideas for how to use them in therapy, read on!

Today’s Feature: Dance vs. Powerpoint, a Modest Proposal by John Bohannon

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Video Length: 10:42

For YOU:  I created a Sample Outline + Comprehension Questions that may help you in therapy, depending on your goals!

Here you go: Dance vs.Powerpoint


Therapy Task Ideas: I love TED Talks because they are interesting, relevant topics created for adults, so it never seems school-ish or childish to use with adults in therapy.

If you like these ideas, be sure to check out my Home Sweet Home Series. Here are some ways I have incorporated TED Talks into therapy:

To Target Strategies or Skills in This Area: The Patient Could Do This:
Verbal Expression *Summarize 10+ main points and supporting details.

*Give a critique of the Talk (higher level language and formulation). Use Talk information to give a persuasive report.

*Use word-finding strategies to retell story to family member.

Written Expression *Write 4 main points to summarize the information.

*Create an outline to practice written organizational strategies.

*Write a summary or evaluation of the topic/speaker .

*Write a persuasive essay or position statement in response to the topic.

Auditory Comprehension *Challenge comprehension across lengthier tasks (up to 18 min.). Use my outline to help ask comprehension questions.

*Practice using strategies such as note-taking to enhance comprehension.

Reading Comprehension (Nope).
Motor Speech *Challenge ability to carry-over motor speech strategy or skill while summarizing or giving a presentation about the topic.
Attention *Sustain attention for listening up to 18 min.

*Alternate / divide attention for note-taking during Talk.

Memory *Short-term recall for Talk info (immediate or delayed up to 1 week).
Thought Organization *Organize an outline of the main points and supporting ideas during the Talk.
Problem-Solving / Reasoning *Choose to use the right strategy, at the right time.
Executive Function *Evaluate strategy success during task or planning how to adapt strategies for new situation.
Pragmatics *Use appropriate social language for a verbal task (Practice adjusting to situation: peers vs professional).

*Use appropriate eye contact, facial expression, gestures for presentation.

If you missed Week 1 or 2, check them out here:

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  1. Brilliant! I love TED. Our patients could use a little inspiration and creativity. TED always delivers. What a great way to engage the patient, motivate them, and treat deficits!

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