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Ankle Sprain Diagnostic Resource

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AdultPTFeetOrthopaedics
Ankle sprains are very common and may require referral to different providers, different degrees of stabilization, and different treatments depending on the grade of sprain and which ligaments are damaged. This diagnostic resource outlines different tests/measures that can be used, and outlines how to grade an ankle sprain so that the therapist can use this […]
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Handout

Angelman Syndrome

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PediatricSLPArticulationFeeding and SwallowingLanguage Development
Angelman syndrome is a rare neurological disorder. This handout provides helpful information for parents and clinicians to understand what the disorder may look like in children.
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Therapy Material

Anatomy of the Speech Mechanism – Cut and Paste Activities

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PediatricSLPArticulation
In clinical practice, we often notice children with speech or fluency disorders need support in awareness of the oral structures, especially to help with placement of sounds. This increased awareness may lead to better outcomes and progress.
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Handout

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Speech Therapy

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AdultSLPALS
ALS is a progressive nervous system disease that does not have a cure. Speech therapy can help maintain the quality of life for the person’s communication, respiratory, and swallowing abilities throughout the disease progression as a part of the multidisciplinary team.
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Therapy Material

Visual Alternating Attention Tasks: Colors and Objects

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryVisual Impairment/NeglectVisual Processing
This task is meant to challenge the brain to alternate between two different visual concepts at the same time.
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Therapy Material

Visual Alternating Attention Task

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryVisual Impairment/NeglectVisual Processing
The classic task that asks patients to alternate their attention between letters and numbers. In this case, the letters and numbers are color coded.
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Therapy Material

Alternating Attention & Visual Scanning: Matching Numbers to Letters

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AdultOTSLPAttentionVisual Impairment/NeglectVisual Processing
This task is designed as a task to tackle alternating attention and visual scanning. Patients are required to match a number to a letter in order to find the punchlines to jokes.
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Therapy Material

Alphabet Boards

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AdultSLPAphasia
Alphabet boards to have handy when assessing people with aphasia or other communication barriers. Two separate layouts: alphabetical and QWERTY keyboard.
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Therapy Material

Alliteration/Tongue Twister Dysarthria Activity

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AdultSLPMotor Speech/Dysarthria/Apraxia
Research suggests individuals with dysarthria have significantly increased speech errors and a slower rate when verbalizing challenging tongue twisters. Tongue twisters are often filled with alliterations or sounds repeated in close succession. This material provides evidence to support practicing verbalizing alliterations and tongue twisters to target articulatory precision and prosodic strategies and provides examples for […]
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Handout

Aided Language Stimulation

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PediatricSLPAACLanguage Development
This handout describes what aided language stimulation is and provides concrete ways to use this method to help children successfully learn how to use their AAC devices.
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Handout

Aging in Place

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AdultOTAging
In the current aging population, there are many people who will benefit from home modifications in anticipation of aging in place. Rehabilitation professionals are uniquely suited to creating accessible environments. This handout is for clients pursuing aging in place. It explains the aging in place concept, and the potential benefits and scope of work a […]
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Clinical Reference

Aerosol Generating Procedures: A Resource for SLPs

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AdultSLPCOVID-19DysphagiaVoice
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes for how speech-language pathologists approach our daily evaluations and treatments with individuals with dysphagia and voice treatment. This handout is a resource to give more guidance for how to safely treat aerosol-generating procedures to reduce the risk for infections for providers.
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Therapy Material

Advanced Seated Exercises

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AdultOTPTAgingFall RiskSports and Exercise
Do you have a patient who needs some higher level exercise but may be unable to balance well when standing? This document offers a generic exercise program with only seated exercises. The document is great for health fairs, moderate level home exercise programs, and lists safe activities to increase activity tolerance for individuals with moderate […]
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Therapy Material

Adult Interest Checklist

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AdultOTPTSLPAging
A task for the older adult population to help identify current interests and potentials for new passions. This will assist the patient in the transition out of work into retirement and will also assist the therapist in their goals and direction of care.
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Therapy Material

ADL Checklist for Early Dementia

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AdultOTSLPAgingDementia
This simple visual checklist is meant for those clients with early stage dementia who still have physical capability but forget to complete all necessary steps in ADL routine, to allow for completion of routine with less caregiver cues and more opportunity for independence. Simple list on the first page, more detailed items on the second. […]
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Therapy Material

Addressing Stress and Maintaining Life Balance

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AdultOTMental Health
This structured therapy task guides patients when identifying life stressors and includes a tool for planning weekly self-care tasks.
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Strategies

Adaptive Devices to Control Sip Size

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AdultSLPDysphagia
This material provides information on adaptive devices to control sip size in patients who are or are not on thickened liquids but may exhibit impulsivity, increasing their risk of aspiration.
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Strategies

Adaptive Apps and Technology

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AdultOTSLPAgingBrain InjuryMemoryPlanning/OrganizingStroke
This handout is designed for therapists to share with patients when discussing incorporating adaptive apps and technology into their lives.
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Strategies

Activity Ideas for Turn-Taking and Sharing

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PediatricSLPLanguage Development
Children learn to take turns and share with others through natural experiences such as play and routines. When children have sensory processing difficulties or deficits in social skills, turn-taking and sharing may be more challenging for them, therefore, these skills may need to be taught in a more structured manner. This handout provides caregivers and […]
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Strategies

Activities To Do with Kids with Hearing Loss

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PediatricSLPDeaf/HOHLanguage Development
This handout describes various activities to use with children who have some degree of hearing impairment. Designed for therapists, teachers, parents, and caregivers to spark conversation and ideas of how to provide opportunities for leadership, participation, and communication for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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