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Megan Berg
Coronavirus Links for Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapists

Coronavirus Links for Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapists

Last updated: 28 March 2020 12:05 mountain time Suggest a link Free Resources Free CEU from Education Resources Inc: Lines, Tubes, Ventilators and Diagnostic Screening For Stability vs Instability. Use code ERISTANDS. Free Access to ASHA Learning Pass for ASHA Members Through June 30, 2020 Free 20-page packet- The Honeycomb Pandemic PacketHome Program templates for cognitive and communication modalities. (for setting up home programs without treating directly!) Free Aphasia-Friendly Emergency Kit InformationFrom their website: In order to address the need for aphasia-friendly disaster preparedness information, the Aphasia Center of California (ACC) adapted FEMA’s “Basic Emergency Supply Kit” checklist. We obtained...

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Megan Berg
Free Download: Guided Journal for Times of Uncertainty

Free Download: Guided Journal for Times of Uncertainty

Every day, we work with people who live in the midst of uncertainty. We provide the framework for them to regain their footing in a strange new world. And so, when something so vastly expands beyond our own capacity to build a resolutional framework, we feel lost. Just know, we are all lost together. And this can be a beautiful thing. This free download is a 12-page Guided Journal for Times of Uncertainty. It is completely free and can be downloaded here (direct link to Google drive file, no email required). You can use it or not, share it or...

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On the Fear of Not Being Enough

On the Fear of Not Being Enough

If you are a new grad, you’ve probably heard the message, whether internally from your own voice in your head or externally from product marketers: “Do you really even know what you’re doing?” It’s a valid question.Do any of us know what we’re doing?What does it mean to know what you’re doing?Does it mean having all the answers?Does it mean being right?Who gets to define what’s right?Is it ok to question an expert?Is it ok to think differently?Is it ok to think for yourself?Is it ok for people to respectfully disagree?If something works for one patient, but not for another,...

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Dysphagia Education for Patients, Families, and Staff

Dysphagia Education for Patients, Families, and Staff

Helping people visualize how the swallow works is the first step in meaningful dysphagia therapy. The swallow mechanism itself is incredibly complex, using over 30 nerves and muscles (or more, depending on who you ask). It’s an interwoven dance with several key elements that can break down along the way. Before starting dysphagia therapy, ask your patients: “What has anyone told you about your swallowing disorder? What can you tell me about it?” This will give you a starting point and will begin the long dialogue that will help tease out what the person needs and wants from therapy. From...

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