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Oral Mech Exam Visual Cards

January 1, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Completing an oral mech exam with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing, or while wearing a mask or other PPE can be a challenge. These 3×5 inch cards can be cut, laminated, and used to guide the patient through the steps of the oral mech exam. Clean thoroughly between use, or print a […]
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Oral Mech Exam

January 1, 2022 by Megan Berg.
A quick reference guide for SLPs conducting oral mech exams, including cues for the physical exam, voice observation, articulation, and nasality. Includes specifics on how to assess both sensory and motor functions of the cranial nerves.
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Quick, Informal Assessment of Articulation and Intelligibility

December 30, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This resource provides ways to assess articulation and intelligibility through lists of mono- and multisyllabic words, consonant clusters in different positions of words, and stimulating natural speech with reading, questions, and describing a picture.
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Quick, Informal Assessment of Prosody

December 30, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Assessment of motor speech disorders can be lengthy as it should include obtaining case history, assessing a patient’s level of awareness, non-speech examination, speech production examination, as well as determining if there are comorbidities. This material provides a way to assess the characteristics of prosody.
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The Trigeminal Nerve

December 26, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This handout is for patients who have lost sensory or motor function of the fifth cranial nerve. The handout features simple anatomy/physiology of the trigeminal nerve, including the alveolar nerves, lingual nerves, and buccal nerves.
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The Hypoglossal Nerve

December 26, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This handout handout describes the hypoglossal nerve anatomy and function and describes how damage to the hypoglossal nerve may affect the tongue.
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Motor Speech Impairments

December 25, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This handout defines the causes and characteristics of flaccid, hyperkinetic, hypokinetic, spastic, and ataxic dysarthria as well as apraxia of speech. The handout includes a graphic that describes the fundamental neurological difference between dysarthria and apraxia of speech.
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Adult Onset Neurogenic Dysfluency

December 25, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Handout describing the signs and symptoms of adult neurogenic stuttering, possible causes, affected population, and treatment options.
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Dysarthria Group Therapy Activities

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Targeting dysarthria in a group setting can improve carryover, confidence, social interaction. This material provides a variety of ways to target treatment of dysarthria in a group setting.
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