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Therapy Material

Comparative and Sequential Yes/No Questions

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AdultSLPAphasia
These yes/no questions are more grammatically complex. They focus on everyday activities and do not require math to answer. Could be used as an auditory or reading comprehension task.
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Handout

Cranial Nerve Treatment Options

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AdultOTPTSLPBrain InjuryDysphagiaNervous System ConditionsStroke
This handout gives a general overview of the nerve functions and treatment options. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of treatment options since every approach is specific to the injury. Goyal, H., & Koley, S. (2021). Comparison of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Neuromuscular Re-education with Conventional Treatment and Home Based Exercise Plan […]
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Handout

When Food is No Longer a Comfort

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AdultSLPAlternative Nutrition/HydrationCaregiverDysphagia
Facing the end of life for a loved one is challenging. This handout will explain why some people stop eating and drinking toward the end of life and how family members can continue showing love and care in other ways. Askren, A. N., & Kershner, M. (2020). Eating, drinking, and comfort at end-of-life: Promoting a […]
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Clinical Reference

Treatment Guidance for Primary Progressive Aphasia Treatment

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AdultSLPAphasia
This resource helps identify and determine strategies to encourage the continuation of communication throughout the PPA disease progression. Marshall, C. R., Hardy, C. J., Volkmer, A., Russell, L. L., Bond, R. L., Fletcher, P. D., … & Warren, J. D. (2018). Primary progressive aphasia: a clinical approach. Journal of neurology, 265(6), 1474-1490
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Therapy Material

Preventative Swallowing Exercises During Chemoradiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer

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AdultSLPDysphagiaHead and Neck Cancer
This material provides information on the importance of consulting speech therapy prior to chemoradiotherapy (CRT), changes or complications in swallowing function that can be seen following CRT, and the effectiveness of implementing a preventative, high-intensity behavioral intervention by a speech-language pathologist (SLP) to preserve musculature and functional swallowing ability. Carnaby-Mann, G., Crary, M.A., Schmalfuss, I, […]
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Strategies

Compensatory Strategies for Shaving

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AdultOTADLsArm/HandArthritisBrain InjuryOrthopaedicsParkinson’sShouldersSpinal Cord InjuryStroke
This resource covers adaptive equipment and compensatory strategies that can be used to improve independence with shaving.
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Strategies

Car Transfers

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AdultOTPTBalance/VestibularCaregiverOrthopaedicsSpinal Cord InjuryStroke
This resource covers strategies for performing car transfers.
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Handout

Scar Management

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AdultOTPTHealth Literacy
This resource covers different types of scars and strategies for managing scars. Hypertrophic scar: What is it, causes, treatment. Cleveland Clinic. (2021). Retrieved January 5, 2022, from https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21466-hypertrophic-scar.
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Therapy Material

Functional Math Worksheet

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryCalculations and TimeFinances
This exercise addresses functional math skills through a variety of real-world scenarios.
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Clinical Reference

Assessing Pain in Individuals Diagnosed with Dementia

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AdultOTPTSLPDementia
This clinical reference provides therapy practitioners a way to assess accurate pain levels in individuals with dementia. Felton, N., Lewis, J. S., Cockburn, S.-J., Hodgson, M., & Dawson, S. (2021). Pain assessment for individuals with advanced dementia in Care Homes: A Systematic Review. Geriatrics, 6(4), 101. Herr, K., Bursch, H., Ersek, M., Miller, L. L., & […]
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Handout

Three Swallowing Exercises for People with Parkinson’s

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AdultSLPDysphagiaParkinson’s
This handout visualizes three exercises featured in the evidence base for people with Parkinson’s, including: Expiratory muscle strength training (EMST), the Masako, and chin tuck against resistance (CTAR).
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Adaptive Tech

Apple Accessibility Features for Hearing Impairments

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AdultOTSLPBrain Injury
Technology can be a wonderful thing, but often a person does not know how to make technology more accessible for a person with impairments. This material provides details regarding accessibility features and accommodations for a person with hearing impairments using Apple devices and includes instructions for setup.
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Clinical Reference

Basic Cheat Sheet for the use of Passy Muir Speaking Valve with Ventilation

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AdultSLPDysphagiaTracheostomyVoice
Working with the ventilation population can be initially daunting as a speech-language pathologist (SLP). This material provides a basic review of types of ventilation and ventilator settings that are important to know and understand before initiating Passy Muir speaking valve (PMV) trials. Furthermore, a review of the benefits of PMV use and collaboration with a […]
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Therapy Material

Football Numerical Problem Solving Activity

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryCalculations and Time
When asking patients about their hobbies and interests to incorporate those when creating person-centered goals, a common response is “football.” This activity is made for those football lovers to target their numerical problem solving skills related to their favorite sport.
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Handout

How to Use the Reflux Symptom Index (RSI)

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AdultSLPDysphagiaReflux
This handout explains how laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) are similar and different. Then the patient can use the Reflux Symptoms Index, and the SLP will calculate the score. The SLP and patient can track the scores to see if the scores change over time with compensatory dysphagia strategies and/or the physician, including […]
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Eval Tool

Procedural Narrative Production Task

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AdultSLPAphasia
The procedural narrative production activity is a higher-level verbal fluency task where the person is asked to explain how to complete an everyday activity or resolve a problem. There are charts with details for the SLP to consider when evaluating the procedural narrative production.
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Handout

Pushing Behavior

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AdultOTPTNervous System ConditionsStroke
This resource provides therapists a background of pushing behavior, quick assessments, and treatment ideas.
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Handout

PNF Patterns

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AdultOTPTNervous System Conditions
This handout covers a variety of coping skills that can be used for those struggling with their mental health, as well as difficulty coping with illness and/or injury.
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Strategies

Community Re-integration in a Wheelchair

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AdultOTPTSeating and Mobility
This resource covers different strategies to maximize independence in the community for wheelchair users. It includes topics such as navigating community obstacles, equipment for community engagement, and independence in the grocery store.
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Handout

Fair Housing Act Rules: Tools to Advocate for Clients

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AdultOTAging
This resource touches on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and details Fair Housing Act (FHA) rules that may impact the independence of clients, and how these rules can be used to advocate for their quality of life.
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