Improve direction-following by targeting the underlying processes of language comprehension and reasoning. Clients follow simple to complex directions with varied content and formats.
- Follow multi-unit commands
- Understand written directions
- Improve language comprehension and reasoning
The lesson content is pertinent to adults and carefully designed to accommodate limited language abilities of clients with neurological impairments. Skills trained in the beginning activities are reinforced and built upon in subsequent lessons. Clients respond to the tasks by marking the correct answer, physically following commands, and completing simple drawings. A screening tool helps you identify the client's use of strategies and reasoning patterns prior to designing therapy sessions.
The activities include:
- one-, two-, and three-step movement commands
- concrete and abstract two- and four-component directions
- conditional directions
- directions with pictures and numbers
- written directions
You may purchase Just for Adults Following Directions 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 Following Directions 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.