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Megan Berg
9 Functional Word Finding Exercises To Try Today

9 Functional Word Finding Exercises To Try Today

Article by Dana M. Bryant, M.Ed., CCC-SLP “What do you call this? --- Ball What’s this ?-- Dog What do you use these for? ---- To cut” Your speech therapy session, especially if with a patient with mild or mild-moderate word finding deficits, does NOT have to go like this. As a matter of fact, it shouldn’t. You also don't have to flip through countless workbooks looking for just the right worksheet to help Patient John Doe with naming and word finding. Sometimes, we as speech-language pathologists forget how much word finding is in our everyday life tasks. All we...

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Secondary Analysis of Reading-Based Activities Utilizing a Scripted Language Approach: Evaluating Interactions Between Students With Autism and Their Interventionists. (2020)

Secondary Analysis of Reading-Based Activities Utilizing a Scripted Language Approach: Evaluating Interactions Between Students With Autism and Their Interventionists. (2020)

Sparapani, N et al. Secondary Analysis of Reading-Based Activities Utilizing a Scripted Language Approach: Evaluating Interactions Between Students With Autism and Their Interventionists. 2020. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Vol. 63: 3130-3154. Due to the presence of reading challenges in students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the authors of this study were motivated to investigate how students with ASD respond to the delivery of reading intervention based on the language (i.e., how instructions were worded) used by the administrators. More specifically, the authors wanted to know if 1) there was “variability in the types of language that the...

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Therapy Insights 2020 Essay Contest Winners

Therapy Insights 2020 Essay Contest Winners

The theme of the 2020 Therapy Insights Essay Contest was: What is one of the most unresolved issues in your field and how would you propose resolving it? We thank everyone who submitted entries and are thrilled to have each and every writer entering the field of rehabilitation therapy. All of the essays brought up key issues that need fresh thought, innovation, curiosity, and collaboration in order to solve. Physical Therapy 1st Place: Advocating for Physical Therapy and Multidisciplinary Changes in Postpartum Care by Sarah Freeman of the University of Montana.Why we chose this essay:Rehabilitation therapy is a drug-free staple...

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Recommended Reading for Rehabilitation Clinicians

Recommended Reading for Rehabilitation Clinicians

Are you (or will you soon be) a speech, occupational, or physical therapist? Looking for some great books to dive into? These are some of our favorites! Hallucinationsby Oliver Sacks Have you ever seen something that wasn’t really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing?Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people. People with failing eyesight, paradoxically, may...

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