Workbook of Activities for Language and Cognition
From signs to appointment cards and credit card bills, here are 35 categories of functional reading tasks and comprehension questions in one convenient book.
- Comprehend written information
- Increase independence through functional reading
The activities represent reading requirements clients encounter every day. Each reading category is depicted in several styles with true-to-life graphics.
Corresponding stimulus questions prompt clients to look for information and interpret a variety of formats.
Reading tasks include:
|Notices||Theatre Ads||Grocery Ads|
|Product Labels||Prescription Labels||Directions|
|Newspaper Ads||Classified Ads||Market Reports|
|Newspaper Articles||Invitations||Appointment Cards|
|Messages||Catalogs||Table of Contents|
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- Effective cognitive rehabilitation improves functioning in areas relevant to the individual's everyday life (Cicerone et al., 2000).
- Speech-language pathologists' roles in treatment of individuals with cognitive-communication disorders include training discrete cognitive processes, teaching specific functional skills, and developing compensatory strategies and support systems (ASHA, 2005).
- Communication, both verbal and nonverbal, is a fundamental human need. Meeting this need by facilitating and enhancing communication in any form can be vital to a patient's well-being (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
- Therapy may target the comprehension and production of complex, as well as simple, sentence forms (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
WALC 4 Everyday Reading incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). (2005). Roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of individuals with cognitive-communication disorders [Position Statement]. Retrieved June 25, 2009, from www.asha.org/policy
Cicerone, K., Dahlberg C., Kalmar K., Langenbahn, D., Malec, J., Bergquist, T., . . . Morse, P.A. (2000). Evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation: Recommendations for clinical practice. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 81(12), 1596-1615.
Taylor-Goh, S. (2005). Royal college of speech and language therapists: Clinical guidelines. United Kingdom: Speechmark.