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Modified Story Memory Technique

Published by <p>The most common cause of memory failure occurs due to breakdown in the encoding stage of creating a new memory. The modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) is a technique developed and researched by the Kessler Foundation to treat memory deficits, specifically targeting the encoding stage, following brain injury. Using context and imagery, their research and […] <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>

Memory Scrapbooking

Published by <p>This is an outline for a scrapbooking activity that caregivers/family can create with the patient with dementia in order to recall and commemorate past events. <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>

Memory Log Template

Published by <p>This memory log is designed for rehab therapists working with people who have memory impairments. The first of the 2 page template captures names of therapists, doctors, therapy goals, events leading to hospitalization and current location. The second page can be filled out each day the patient is in the facility and captures what was […] <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>

Memory Book Template

Published by <p>This material is a memory book template that can be printed and used for multiple patients in different settings.  A variety of pages are provided to be able to choose and create a memory book that is most functional for your patient. <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 Memory Strategy: Mnemonics

Published by <p>This therapy task is for adults wanting to improve their memory after traumatic brain injury. The worksheet is designed to provide the building blocks necessary to use the mnemonic memory strategy to recall functional lists, such as names, locations, and goals. <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>

Helpful Home Management Apps and Technology

Published by <p>Many older adults have difficulty with home management, and would benefit from the use of simple technology to improve independence and outcomes. This handout describes several current types of home management apps and technology helpful for seniors, including for medication management, scheduling and reminders, and grocery services. <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>

Memory Strategies

Published by <p>This handout discusses some of the evidence base related to what is required for people to effectively use compensatory strategies and then outlines concrete internal and external strategies. <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>

How to Create an Orientation Station

Published by <p>This handout provides concrete and visual strategies to create an “orientation station” at home that will help provide individualized and consistent orientation and memory cues to reduce anxiety and compensate for impairments. <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>

Executive Functions

Published by <p>This resource describes what executive functions are to educate patients and their caregivers. Includes information about attention, processing speed, regulation, awareness, initiation, response inhibition, self-monitoring, mental flexibility, organization, sequencing, working memory, and planning. Second page includes a list of assessments specifically designed for targeting executive functions. <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>