Target word relationships and improve the language processes associated with flexible expression. These lessons for adults with neurocognitive disorders use carefully-chosen stimuli and a steady progression in difficulty.
- Improve language processing
- Increase expressive vocabulary/word retrieval
- Add flexibility to expression
The one-page, easy-to-use activities help clients expand expression and manipulate words by associating words and concepts in the areas of:
- multiple-meaning words
The content and format of the lessons are carefully controlled to accommodate the language abilities of clients with neurological impairments. The task formats include multiple choice, selecting from a word list, giving one-word verbal and written answers, and sentence completion. A screening tool helps you identify the client's use of strategies and reasoning patterns prior to designing therapy sessions.
You may purchase Just for Adults Word Relationships 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 Word Relationships 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.