6 page PDF document with warm up activities
Daily warm up activities that target life skills
What is Phonological Components Analysis?
Developed and modeled after Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA), Phonological Components Analysis (PCA) is an evidence-based technique that aims to improve awareness of phonological properties of words and support word retrieval in PWA. First introduced by Leonard et al. (2008), PCA showed positive outcomes in 7 out of the 10 individuals studied and some generalization for untrained words. Van Hees et al. (2013) further investigated PCA by comparing it to SFA. In this study, 7 out of 8 people showed improvements for treated words with PCA and only 4 people showed improvements with SFA (Van Hees et al., 2013). Van Hees et al., 2013 suggests that individuals with semantic difficulties will likely have more success with PCA and it is expected that individuals with phonological deficits will show improvements with both treatment techniques.
Leonard, C., Rochon, E., & Laird, L. (2008). Treating naming impairments in aphasia: Findings from a phonological components analysis treatment. Aphasiology, 22(9), 923-947.
Van Hees, S., Angwin, A., McMahon, K., & Copland, D. (2013). A comparison of semantic feature analysis and phonological components analysis for the treatment of naming impairments in aphasia. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 23(1), 102-132.
This PDF includes:
60 pages of functional reading activities including organization tasks to target speech-language goals.
The Functional Reading Life Skills Bundle includes realistic reading activities followed by comprehension questions and answers. This resource features over 390 pages of activities that can be used to practice real-life reading opportunities from restaurant and food menus to utility bills and receipts. Composed of practical reading stimuli, this bundle can be used to target a variety of cognitive communication goals and essential reading skills necessary for our daily lives. The functional assessment and client intake forms can be used to gather individualized client information and determine daily reading demands.
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