Motor planning and execution as well as cognitive-linguistic function can be developed through sensory modalities.
Sensory information is received from the environment through hearing, touch, taste, sight, and smell. The brain can repair itself through learning how to interpret and adapt to sensory information efficiently.
Below are some examples of forms of sensory input I have used within the geriatric setting. Speech-language pathologists should provide a repetitive and structured treatment approach to promote optimal benefit and learned self-regulation.Read More »
This post is for all of my south Louisiana friends. I created a word finding task for residents in the nursing home who speak Cajun French. This activity tests your knowledge of words related to the Cajun heritage. It’s also fun to play with your parents and grandparents.
I am interested in knowing who can guess them all correctly! My husband got 13… Read More »
I am so blessed to work for a company that allows me to do therapy my way. I feel as though I am able to provide optimal care for my patients because I am allowed to go outside of the ordinary routine to target functional skills. Here is a fun obstacle course that my patients enjoyed targeting balance, word finding, visuospatial skills, fine-motor, attention, categorization, and oral motor skills. Read More »
Dear Readers, Mastering practical life skills begins at an early age. I have prepared an example for grocery shopping – appropriate for toddlers to ages 10-12 years. Have your clients sequence events prior to executing the activity. Then, what better way to learn than in a multi-modal simulation? First: Make a shopping list. What are […]
Dear Readers, I have received many questions lately regarding stimulating and engaging loved ones who have dementia. Here are few activities I have tried that have worked very well. Keep in mind every person with dementia is unique and some may respond better to certain tasks/activities while others may not. If you have any questions, […]
If you are anything like me, creating an agenda prior to therapy sessions is necessary. Of course this does not imply the session is going to adhere to anything you have planned. But, it is nice to have a guide that is individualized for your client (especially if your caseload is growing quickly). It can be difficult to keep track of each client’s goals and deficits you are targeting.