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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 ย 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…

SNF SLP Humor…Take Two!

Maybe your facility has one of those fancy schmancy jewelry engravers and is immediately on top of labeling eye glasses and dentures… Chances are they can’t keep up with the challenge so this is for you! For more #snfslp humor…

SNF SLP Humor…Take One

Since moving to the education side of speech language pathology from the more fast pace, demanding medical side I have more time to sit and laugh at the funny things that one might have to do in the name of…

How I Use Apps in Skilled Nursing for Cognitive Therapy

Five years ago I would have said you were crazy to pull out a computer with my geriatric population. Today I say, KEEP IT CHARGED! I started using my iPad during speech therapy over the last couple of years to…

These Hands…

I take my 8 year old daughter to the nursing home with me when I work PRN on the weekends. It’s our routine. She wants to be with me. I want her to be with me, but even more importantly…

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