Clients who have difficulty with logical thinking after neurological injury learn to make accurate deductions with these lessons. The lessons are controlled for language difficulty and have a systematic progression.
- Use logical thinking and make reasonable inferences
- Improve basic reasoning and decision-making
The one-page activities give clients targeted practice in deductive reasoning from a variety of perspectives. Simple, uncluttered pages and a carefully planned task sequence train clients to identify salient information and use convergent reasoning. Clients respond to the tasks by marking the correct answer, giving verbal answers, and writing one-word answers. A screening tool helps you identify the client's reasoning strategies prior to designing therapy sessions.
The activities include:
- making word deductions from sentences and clues (e.g., What has pages, a cover, and is read?)
- answering if/then questions
- answering what, who, and which questions
- determining figural and object classes from visual and verbal clues
You may purchase Just for Adults Deductions individually or as part of the 6-book Just for Adults set. The 6-book set consists of:
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- 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 (NSA, 2005).
- Rehabilitation is an important part of recovering from a stroke, and the goal is to regain as much independence as possible (NSA, 2005).
- In an extensive review of the literature, Holland, Fromm, DeRuyter, and Stein (1996) found aphasia treatment to be efficacious and benefited the majority of individuals with aphasia in comparison to no treatment groups.
- Therapy should include tasks that focus on semantic processing, including semantic cueing of spoken output, semantic judgments, categorization, and word-to-picture matching (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
- Therapy may target the comprehension and production of complex, as well as simple, sentence forms (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
Just for Adults Deductions incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
Holland, A.L., Fromm, D.S., DeRuyter, F., & Stein, M. (1996). Treatment efficacy: Aphasia. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 39, S27-S36.
National Stroke Association (NSA). (2005). Clinical guidelines for stroke rehabilitation and recovery. Retrieved August 13, 2009, from www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/_files/cp105.pdf
Taylor-Goh, S. (2005). Royal college of speech & language therapists: Clinical guidelines. United Kingdom: Speechmark.