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Thankful to be a SLP

Working for the public school system has many benefits, one of which is Fall break. This week I was able to enjoy my break from work with my family at home as well as my extended family at the SNF….

Advice to the Newly Appointed Rehab Director

After working as a rehab director in a SNF and LTC facility for a few years, my opinion of how things should be have changed tremendously. Even though I now work full time in the public school setting, my experiences…

School Days Reminisce Activity

One of my favorite things to reminisce with patients about is their childhood. With everyone getting back to school this week, let’s focus our attention to school days in the SNF as well. Today’s post has a free download of…

Target Attention and Memory Deficits Using Peg Boards

EVEN THOUGH the peg board in the therapy closet may be labeled “OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY” doesn’t mean you can’t use it for speech therapy too! I recommend asking as you are dragging it out (because if you drop the bucket of…

Peg Boards and Problem Solving in Speech Therapy

My post on cognitive activities using the peg board has been the most viewed post on my blog since it’s “birth”…SOOOO… I have created a product specifically for therapists who may not have time or creativity on their side! Below…

Conserving Energy During Meal Time

As SLPs, one of the roles we should take very seriously is patient education. Along with patient education comes staff and family education as well. Patients with compromised breathing patterns and poor breath support are at a higher risk for…

Breath Support Activities: Success Stories

The emails are coming in of therapists who have started using my newest ebook for breath support therapy in the SNF and LTC. This is my goal for the book: To have patients regain their independence Β and to have therapists…

Cutting Coupons in Therapy

Are you looking for something to change up your therapy sessions? How about some EXTREME…ok maybe more like ENGAGING COUPONING! This activity is something I have used MANY times for speech therapy in a SNF or LTC setting. One of…

In A Summer Slump? Spice Up SNF Speech With Cupcakes!

Summertime means fun. Vacation, swimming, barbecues, lake fun, fireworks, family and friends. For our patients who are limited in their “outside experiences” we should make an extra effort to keep them oriented to time of year or season and encourage…

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