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Visual Memory Activity

Published by <p>This material works on visual memory in a fun way, with aspects of fine motor skills incorporated. It provides guidance on how to implement it in an individual and group treatment setting. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Attention Process Training (2018)

Published by <p>Attention Process Training (APT) is a program designed to retrain attention and concentration deficits in individuals with brain injury. It was developed by a neuropsychologist and speech pathologist for use in a comprehensive cognitive remediation program. APT is a theoretically based set of treatment materials and tasks which address five separate levels of attention processing. […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Voicemail Task #2: Planning, Organizing, and Prioritizing Activities for a Week Based on Six Voicemails

Published by <p>This activity is a real-world scenario where patients are provided with six audio and/or written voicemail messages and a weekly calendar in which they have to plan and organize their week. Decisions on which day to schedule an activity may have to be made based on other activities already scheduled. Voicemail #1: Amaya Voicemail #2: […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Three Stages of Creating a New Memory

Published by <p>Attention and memory impairments are common cognitive deficits following brain injury. This resource describes how these two skills relate and the three stages of memory, encoding, storage, and retrieval. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Sequencing and Attention Task

Published by <p>A classic sequencing and attention task where patients are asked to find the letters of the alphabet in order from A-Z in the context of jargon words. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Voicemail Inferencing Task

Published by <p>Listening to voicemails can target a person’s attention, auditory short-term memory, inferences abilities. The patient can listen to the recordings or the SLP reading the transcripts for each voicemail during this task. Then they can answer the comprehension questions to target auditory short-term memory recall and make inferences with the given information. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Metacognition

Published by <p>Metacognition is a higher-level cognitive skill critical for improving organization, problem solving, self-monitoring, and self-correction. It is dependent on self-awareness, which can be impaired following brain injury. This handout explains metacognition, metacognitive strategies, and ways to improve self-awareness. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Internal vs. External Distractions

Published by <p>This handout explains the difference between internal and external distractions, how both can negatively affect performance in therapy, and tips for reducing distractions for educating both patients and their caregivers. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Types of Attention

Published by <p>Attention remains the foundation of all cognitively based tasks and is a fundamental concept to communicate to patients before beginning therapy. This handout provides a definition and concrete examples of each type of attention. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Speech Therapy and the Brain

Published by <p>Handout illustrating the cognitive-linguistic scope of practice for speech-language pathologists. This handout describes a brief history of the field and breaks down the following cognitive-linguistic therapy targets: Initiation, anticipation, sequencing, impulse control, attention, memory, planning, organization, problem solving, visuospatial processing. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>