Each book in this series addresses an integral component of daily communication and reasoning in a format just right for adults with language and cognitive disorders.
- Advance underlying language processes
- Improve abstract and concrete language
- Develop skills in reasoning and critical thinking
- Comprehend directions and yes/no questions
Adult clients improve attention, mental manipulation of information, and comprehension with one-page language lessons that progress in difficulty. A screening tool in each book helps identify the client's use of reasoning strategies prior to designing therapy sessions. The content is basic to moderate difficulty level and reflects a wide variety of language needs for everyday functioning.
Each book targets a different language skill area with appropriate content and reading levels for adults with acquired communication disorders. The books may be purchased as a 6-book set or individually. The 6-book set consists of:
Just for Adults Abstract Categories
Categorize intangible qualities and characteristics with tasks in selecting category names and members, excluding items from categories, and naming items in categories based on a variety of criteria.
Just for Adults Concrete Categories
Understand and categorize things that are definite and tangible with tasks in selecting category names and members, excluding items from categories, and naming items in categories based on a variety of criteria.
Just for Adults Deductions
Improve verbal, written, and figural deductive reasoning and inferencing by answering if/then, what, and who questions and completing language- and picture-based deduction activities.
Just for Adults Following Directions
Address the underlying forms and processes for understanding directions by practicing simple to complex variations in body part commands, written directions, and directions with picture and numbers.
Just for Adults Word Relationships
Clients access their word repertoire by recalling words as opposites, synonyms, and in analogies; and by recognizing multiple meaning words.
Just for Adults Yes/No Questions
Clients progress from easy to difficult levels of yes/no question comprehension. Activity formats include item comparisons, before and after questions, and questions with and without pictures. The activities conclude with yes/no questions pertaining to paragraph length material.
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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 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.