A Manual For Therapists, Clients, and Families by Susan Breiding
You will find this entirely reproducible manual to be the perfect resource to restore your client’s functional speech. It will give your clients exercises that target the words they need to interact and communicate in everyday situations.
This manual gives you a practical and progressive sequence for building word recall skills. The hierarchy progresses in steps, moving clients from automatic responses to purposeful speech. All activities can be adapted to the individual needs of clients displaying mild, moderate, and severe impairments. The manual is ideal for clients experiencing aphasia, language impairment, brain trauma, dementia, and progressive degenerative disease. It is also excellent for individual or group sessions and suitable for all the various settings we address.
Building Word Recall From Everyday Situations is an excellent manual for carryover for clients as they transition from the therapy sessions to functioning at home.
The manual includes 12 target skill areas which include:
1) Yes/No Usage
3) Word Association
5) Contrasting Pairs
6) Describing Places People, Objects
7) Sentence Completion/Daily Life
8) “Wh” Questions
10) Describing Yourself
12) Sequencing Events.
Topics addressed within skill areas listed above include: food and household items, rooms of the house, safety, places in the community, communicating needs, social speech, seasons, and, a multitude of daily events such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, participating in hobbies, etc.