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Using Laughter in Adult Group Speech Therapy Sessions

What if laughter is in fact, the best medicine? Laughter has many benefits including creating a social connection between two people, the brain’s release of powerful endorphins which can reduce pain and discomfort, improved oxygen and blood flow and relaxed…

Reminisce helps memory in therapy with elderly geriatric patients

Reminisce Therapy Activity

Reminisce is an activity that involves remembering and retelling past memories and events from a person’s life, often added to using materials from a particular time. Research supports psychosocial interventions and cognitive stimulation therapy such as reminisce as a way…

Patriotic Flag Snack: Free Visual Recipe

This week, I am working PRN at the SNF in speech therapy, covering for a full time therapist who definitely deserved a vacation! Now that I am a full time school based SLP, I try to help out my fellow…

Functional Therapy Activities: Wrapping Presents

One way to improve productivity in the SNF is to plan one activity for an entire day and modify it to meet your patients’ specific needs. Type up a template for the activity and copy, paste and edit it based…

Using Word Associations in Speech Therapy

Word associations have been used in speech therapy for ages. We use them in word finding activities, as semantic prompts when a patient has difficulty answering questions, to increase vocabulary, as a memory strategy, and much more! These word association…

Christmas Themed Breath Support Activities

Patients who suffer from COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, dysarthria and other conditions that result in the use of supplemental oxygen often end up in a skilled nursing facility following hospitalization. While working with physical therapy and occupational therapy, their…

Halloween Costume Ideas for the SLP

Looking for ideas to dress up for Halloween? This post is packed with Speech Therapy themed costumes that are easy and fun to make! Meredith Avren “The Peachie Speechie” and her intern Juliet dressed up as these adorable Speech Bananas!…

Low Cost Adult Therapy Materials Online

With productivity demands increasing and materials budgets decreasing, the web has become a fabulous tool for therapists to access and create what once was a closet full of resources for just a few dollars. Raise your hand if you like…

What can Speech Therapy do for my Patient?

“All you do is help them talk or change their diets to that mush!” Have you ever heard those words come out of the mouth of a nurse or doctor? How much time do you have in your 95% productive…

Fall Reminisce Activity

Help your patients increase their length of conversation, improve thought organization and sentence structure, work on topic maintenance, and more! Use these reminisce strips as you co-treat with other disciplines to make cognitive therapy more functional. When patients are able…

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