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Therapy Material

Planning a Children’s Birthday Party on a Budget

Print Resource — US Letter — 5 pages
AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryPlanning/Organizing
This birthday party planning activity will allow the patient to make personalized selections and calculate the items to stay under budget.
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Therapy Material

“About Me” Template for the Person with Aphasia

Print Resource — US Letter — 1 page
AdultOTSLPAphasia
This one-page template can help staff and therapists learn more about a person with aphasia so treatment can be more personalized, even when communication is difficult.
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Therapy Material

Printable Pill Boxes

Print Resource — US Letter — 3 pages
AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryHealth LiteracyMedications and WellnessStrokeVisual Impairment/Neglect
In order to address goals related to medication management, establishing a functional organizational system is vital! These printable pill boxes allow you to practice med management with a person’s pills as well as identify which type of pill box (2/day, 3/day, or 4/day) works best for their medication list.
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Adaptive Tech

Assistive Technology and Spinal Cord Injury

Print Resource — US Letter — 4 pages
AdultOTSLPSpinal Cord Injury
This handout looks at different types of assistive technology that can improve independence for individuals with spinal cord injury.
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Clinical Reference

Driving Cessation

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultOTSLPAgingBrain InjuryCardiovascular DiseaseCaregiverChronic PainCOPDDementiaDiabetesNervous System ConditionsStroke
This resource covers considerations for driving cessation and when it is time to stop.
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Therapy Material

Wrist Strength

Print Resource — US Letter — 3 pages
AdultOTArm/HandOrthopaedics
This HEP covers exercises for wrist strengthening.
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Clinical Reference

Assigning Jobs as Part of Rehab Therapy

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultOTSLPADLs/IADLsBrain InjuryDementiaMemoryMental Health
This resource discusses the benefits of using assigned jobs during an individual’s rehab stay and gives examples of jobs that work well in the clinic.
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Therapy Material

Cognitive Task: Pet Care

Print Resource — US Letter — 6 pages
AdultOTSLPAttentionBrain InjuryPlanning/Organizing
This client-centered material focuses on the cognitive aspects of pet care with three different treatment options.
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Handout

Registered Dietician (RD) + Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Collaboration

Print Resource — US Letter — 1 page
AdultSLPAlternative Nutrition/HydrationDietsDysphagia
This handout provides similarities and differences between a registered dietician and a speech-language pathologist and how collaboration provides positive outcomes. Lemieux-Charles, L., McGuire, W.L. (2006) What do we know about health care team effectiveness? A review of the literature. Medical Care Research and Review. 63(3):263-300.
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Therapy Material

Ideas to Target Problem Solving in the Acute Care Setting

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryPlanning/Organizing
This resource provides ideas for targeting meaningful problem solving skills in the acute care setting.
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Therapy Material

Constraint Induced Language Therapy (CILT) Bathroom Scene

Print Resource — US Letter — 5 pages
AdultOTSLPAphasia
Constraint induced language therapy (CILT) is a communication task that relies solely on verbal communication avoiding the use of compensatory strategies. This activity focuses on vocabulary related to a bathroom scene.
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Therapy Material

Language Intervention: Picture Dictionary – Bathroom

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultOTSLPAphasia
This therapy task is designed to target functional bathroom vocabulary. Includes a full-page picture of a bathroom with tasks to target auditory comprehension, expressive language, reading comprehension, and written expression. A highly versatile therapy task material that can be targeted to reach various language levels during structured language therapy tasks for people with aphasia.
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Handout

Bulbar Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultOTSLPALS
Bulbar amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is one type of ALS that first affects speech and swallowing. This handout explains bulbar ALS and how the speech-language pathologist will be involved. Yunusova, Y., Plowman, E. K., Green, J. R., Barnett, C., & Bede, P. (2019). Clinical measures of bulbar dysfunction in ALS. Frontiers in neurology, 10, 106.
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Therapy Material

Visual Scanning Tasks for Laundry and Coffee Shop Nutrition Labels

Print Resource — US Letter — 6 pages
AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryVisual Impairment/NeglectVisual Processing
These visual scanning tasks require attention to information in order to follow cleaning recommendations for clothes as well as answer nutritional information about coffee shop drinks.
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Therapy Material

Community Safety

Print Resource — US Letter — 21 pages
AdultOTSLPAttentionBrain InjuryPlanning/Organizing
This material addresses community safety by identifying signs, symbols, sounds, etc. in the community and their meanings. Car horn: Ambulance Tornado alarm Smoke detector (may be found in some community settings) Emergency broadcast system Hurricane siren Earthquake siren Fire drill (school or other older building) Fire alarm (commercial/medical building) Airplane alert
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Clinical Reference

Functional Alternatives to Theraputty

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultOTArm/HandArthritisOrthopaedicsStroke
This resource provides examples of functional ways to address hand strength and coordination as an alternative to theraputty.
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Handout

Social Cues

Print Resource — US Letter — 4 pages
AdultOTSLPAttentionBrain InjuryDementiaPlanning/OrganizingResilienceStroke
This handout details different social cues to be aware of to help aid clients with social participation and appropriateness. It is appropriate for people with a brain Injury, dementia, young adult autism, or developmental delays. This pairs well with the therapy material Social Cues In Practice.
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Therapy Material

Social Cues in Practice

Print Resource — US Letter — 7 pages
AdultOTSLPAttentionBrain InjuryDementiaPlanning/OrganizingResilienceStroke
This therapy material provides two methods for practicing and improving nonverbal social skills. It is appropriate for people with a brain Injury, dementia, young adult autism, or developmental delays. This pairs well with the handout Social Cues.
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Clinical Reference

Caring for Pets: Treatment Strategies

Print Resource — US Letter — 4 pages
AdultOTSLPADLs/IADLsArm/HandArthritisBack/SpineBalance/VestibularChronic PainFall RiskKneesNervous System ConditionsOrthopaedicsSeating and MobilityShouldersSpinal Cord InjuryStroke
This resource covers different methods for addressing the caring for pets IADL. American Occupational Therapy Association. (2020). Occupational therapy practice framework: Domain and process (4th ed.). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74 (Suppl. 2), 7412410010.
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Handout

Facial Nerves and Muscles

Print Resource — US Letter — 3 pages
AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryMotor Speech/Dysarthria/ApraxiaStroke
This handout provides a general explanation for patients and family members to understand and visualize the nerves and muscles involved in facial sensations and movements. Cobo, J. L., Solé-Magdalena, A., Menéndez, I., de Vicente, J. C., & Vega, J. A. (2017). Connections between the facial and trigeminal nerves: Anatomical basis for facial muscle proprioception. JPRAS […]
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