Med SLP Bundle: Aphasia (Pack 2)
This bundle comes with 13 tools for speech-language pathologists working with people who have aphasia, including these resources:
Primary Progressive Aphasia
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with patients who are experiencing primary progressive aphasia. The handout describes what it is, lists the signs and symptoms, and discusses treatment options with a focus on preservation of current skills rather than a cure or resolution to a currently poorly understood condition.
Language Stories (with pictures)
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with adults in rehabilitation settings to address complex expressive language. The activity features 4 engaging photos along with a list of content words to provide cues when asking clients to generate stories about the picture scenes.
Low-Vision, Aphasia-Friendly Pain Rating Scale
This resource is designed for rehabilitation therapists working with people who are experiencing low vision and/or aphasia. The highly legible, colorful, and graphics-based pain scale allows nursing and other care-giving staff to communicate with their patients about their level of pain throughout the day for the purposes of pain management.
Melodic Intonation Therapy
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists using melodic intonation therapy to address expressive language impairments in the context of brain injury. The handout describes how melodic intonation therapy works with a simplified visual of brain anatomy. Patients, staff, family, and caregivers will gain a deeper understanding of this therapy intervention by reading this handout.
Automatic Speech Task Cards
This intervention visual is designed for speech-language pathologists working with adults to address expressive language impairments related to brain injury. The digital download features 4 pages of automatic speech visual cues, including popular song lyrics, the numbers 1-10, days of the week, and months of the year.
Aphasia Communication Tips for Caregivers and Staff
It can be a confusing and overwhelming experience to attempt to communicate with someone who has aphasia. Frequently, ineffective methods are attempted, including talking louder or slower. This handout is designed for staff, caregivers, friends, and family with those who have aphasia and provides specific strategies for both expressive and receptive communication.
Following Directions Task with iPad/iPhone
This structured therapy task targets auditory comprehension and the ability to follow directions through a series of verbal instructions that walks a patient through completing various functional tasks on an iPad or iPhone.
Differential Diagnosis of Apraxia of Speech and Aphasia with Phonemic Paraphasias
Language impairments after brain injury can be difficult to tease out. In particular, apraxia of speech can often present in similar ways to aphasia with phonemic paraphasias. This clinical guide is meant to help speech-language pathologists more accurately diagnose these two impairments in order to better target treatment methods.
Picture Dictionary: Kitchen
This therapy task is designed to target functional kitchen vocabulary. Includes a full page picture of a kitchen with tasks to target auditory comprehension, expressive language, reading comprehension, and written expression. Includes vocabulary words and carrier phrases. A highly versatile therapy task material that can be targeted to reach a variety of language levels during structured language therapy tasks for people with aphasia.
Aphasia Practice for Home Environment
This handout is designed for people with aphasia working with rehabilitation therapists to address aphasia in home health our outpatient settings. The handout lists several specific challenges to do in order to target language at the word and phrase/sentence levels with ideas for targeting reading and writing.
Semantic Feature Analysis
Semantic feature analysis is a powerful way to build on neural language networks for people with aphasia. This therapy activity is designed for SLPs working with people with aphasia who are targeting word-finding and semantic language skills as part of their rehabilitation therapy program.
People with aphasia and their families are hungry for resources and connection. How else are we to find meaning beyond our loss of neural language networks? By building networks of community. This handout describes national aphasia resources that anyone can access and find connection and meaning within.
Aphasia Pocket Cards
These business-card sized wallet cards provide information about the specific type of aphasia, ways to support communication with the individual, and important personal information for the person with aphasia.
Full access PDF is $65. Once purchased, you may save to your computer and print as many times as needed for your clinical practice.
Please note that PDFs are not easily opened, saved, or manipulated on phones or tablets. We recommend only downloading on a computer after purchase. Digital download links will be available after payment on the checkout page and in your order confirmation via email. You will have 5 download attempts over 1 month to access the file. Only the purchaser may access and use the file for their own clinical practice.
It is ok to:
- Share a printed copy of this resource with a patient/client, their family members and friends, and non-SLP/OT/PT related staff such as nursing, home healthcare providers, physicians, CNAs, social services, dietitians, activities teams, teachers, caregivers, etc.
- Digitally share the file via online, secure, HIPAA-compliant teletherapy software platforms to any of the people listed in the above point in the context of teletherapy.
It is not ok to:
- Share any digital copy with clients outside of the context of teletherapy.
- Store these files in any publicly accessible online storage system, such as a shared Google drive or other online storage service.
- To share these files with other SLP/OT/PT related colleagues or friends. Please refer, don’t share.
Tech specs: Digital download. 23 pages + cover page. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 76 MB.