Guest blogger and speech-language pathologist Beth Dolar shares tips for how SLPs can use what they know about dementia and stroke to better treat primary progressive aphasia (PPA) in a patient-centric way.
Learn 9 ways that speech-language pathologists help people with Parkinson's disease to improve their communication and voice. Treatments, apps, activities, and devices to help with the hypokinetic dysarthria caused by PD.
A step-by-step guide to doing Spaced Retrieval (SR), an evidence-based therapy technique to improve recall of information for people with memory impairments. Learn why it works, how to do it, and who benefits from this simple yet effective treatment.
Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is language disorder that gradually impairs a person’s ability to speak or comprehend language over time. Learn what PPA is, how it can be diagnosed and treated, and what you can do to help someone with PPA communicate better.
Stroke and brain injury survivors with communication and physical challenges are often well-protected from risk by loving family members or caregivers. While risk may sound like a bad thing, there's something very important about it to the human experience. Guest blogger Tricia Rachfall offers insights about the dignity of risk in the lives of those with disabilities.
Parkinson's disease can cause changes in communication, thinking, and swallowing along with the better-known movement disorders. See how speech therapy with a skilled SLP can help alleviate some of these troubling symptoms and why getting started earlier is always better. Guest blogger Cyndee Bowen shares her expertise to help raise awareness for Parkinson's.
Guest blogger Rachel Wynn of Gray Matter Therapy shares her experiences introducing the iPad in speech therapy to older clients. Is it truly client-centered care to use high-tech gadgets in therapy with the elderly? See what this ethics-focused therapist has to say and what she recommends.
People with dysarthria, or slurred speech, can enhance their natural speech using a simple and evidence-based speech supplementation strategy. Pointing to the first letter of each word and establishing the topic can improve speech in 10 different ways. Find out what they are, then download a FREE set of boards from the AlphaTopics - AAC app to get started!
Finding yourself or a loved one suddenly enrolled in speech therapy following a stroke or brain injury can add further stress to an overwhelming time. While it may start out as an experience you’d rather not have, soon you may find its something you can’t get enough of. Here are some tips for making the most of the time you have in speech therapy.