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This free handout is useful for SLPs working with people who are experiencing left neglect and visual inattention.
A. Informative Handouts
C. Patient Recommendations
Educate students, staff, patients and caregivers with a brochure that includes:
WHAT DOES A MEDICAL SPEECH THERAPIST DO?
Speech therapists assess, diagnose, and treat speech
and language, cognitive-communication, and
swallowing disorders in various health-care settings.
✓ Acute Hospitals
✓ Rehabilitation Centers
✓ Skilled Nursing Facilities
✓ Assisted Living Facilities
✓ Long Term Care
✓ Outpatient Rehabilitation
✓ Home Health Care
✓ Apraxia of Speech
✓ Cognitive Communication
✓ Speech and Language
✓ Voice and Fluency
Education and Training
✓ Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or related field
✓ Pass national board examination (PRAXIS)
✓ Completion of clinical fellowship year (CFY)
Medical Conditions that may warrant a speech or
✓ ALS and MS
✓ Brain tumors
✓ Cerebral Palsy
✓ Parkinson’s disease
✓ Myasthenia Gravis
✓ Alzheimer’s disease
✓ Huntington’s disease
✓ Traumatic brain injury
✓ Head and neck cancers
250+ pages. The transition period into a medical setting may be difficult without the appropriate underlying foundational knowledge and resources. This bundle was created by Medical SLPs as an educational guide to smooth the transition into a medical SLP setting. Primarily, this resource is useful for clinical fellows (CFs) and speech therapists transitioning into long-term care, subacute rehabilitation, and/or skilled nursing facilities. This download includes information on procedures and documentation, billing and coding, ready made handouts and in-service resources, a comprehensive goal bank, ideas for functional therapy, and much more.
Table of Contents
Section 1. Knowledge and Considerations
- Documentation Procedures
- Goal Writing
- Common Abbreviations
- SLP Conditions
Section 2. Forms and Evaluation
- Intake Form
- Case History – Functional Assessment
- Screening Forms
- Dysphagia Forms
Section 3. Educational Handouts
- What is a Medical Speech Therapist?
- What is Dysphagia?
- Dysphagia: Signs and Symptoms
- Dysphagia and Oral Care
- Dysphagia and Safe Swallowing Inservice
- Aphasia Differential Diagnosis
- What is Apraxia of Speech?
- What is Dysarthria?
Section 4. Treatment Materials
- Description of everyday objects
- Personal yes/no questions
- WH – questions
- AAC and gesturing
- Functional phrase completion
- Pictures and symbols of everyday objects
- Describing semantic features
- Common object cueing flash cards
- Expanding utterances
- Generative naming
- Matching everyday objects
- Functional daily reading – menus, weather, medication labels
- Biographical and functional writing
- Memory strategies and spaced retrieval
- Everyday sequencing
- Scheduling daily routines
- Printable safety signs
- Additional therapy ideas
- Safe strategies
- Swallowing exercises
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