Improve concrete categorization skills with lessons that accommodate the limited language of adults recovering from neurological impairments.
- Differentiate and group items by concrete attributes
- Develop basic reasoning skills
- Improve underlying language processes
Adult clients practice identifying, grouping, and differentiating items in a variety of concrete categories. Simple, functional content and a gentle task progression build success. Clients respond to the tasks by marking the correct answer, giving verbal answers, and writing one-word answers. A screening tool helps identify the client's reasoning strategies prior to designing therapy sessions.
The one-page, ready-to-use activities include:
- selecting, matching, and sorting members of concrete categories (e.g., drinks, rooms, kitchen items)
- excluding words that don't belong in a concrete category (e.g., shoe, slipper, boot, road)
- naming concrete category members (e.g., Name a month that begins with O. [October])
- listing items by location and categories (e.g., things found at the beach)
You may purchase Just for Adults Concrete Categories 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 Concrete Categories 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.