Posts by Rehab Resources

Are your hands achy?

  Using a phone or tablet can negatively affect your health. The smartphone seems to be used daily by billions of people across the world, but what are the effects on our health. When we send a text message or zoom in on a picture  to look at it more closely, we probably don’t even…

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Art Therapy in Stroke Rehabilitation

Think about a time when you have been worried, anxious, or stressed. Some people turn to art to relieve these feelings. Adult coloring books are a new trend, some of which are marketed to lower stress. Now, think about the amount of worry, anxiety, and stress one might feel after a stroke. Strokes can cause…

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Swallowing Restrictions vs. Patient Wishes: Tips when patient also has cognitive deficits like Dementia

Swallowing

As a Speech-Language Pathologist, you have most likely come across a difficult situation like the following. You get a referral for a dementia patient who has swallowing difficulties. You determine they are aspirating on thin liquids, can no longer effectively chew regular solids, are having difficulty processing how to feed themselves, and are not getting through…

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Better Hearing and Speech Month: It’s all about communication

Communication

May is officially Better Hearing and Speech Month. This is the perfect time to take a moment to think about how communication is essential in day-to-day life. Answering a phone call, listening to a lecture, talking with loved ones, ordering a meal, and laughing at a joke: all of these activities involve communication. Speech, language, hearing, reading,…

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Communication and ALS: The New Frontier

HealthDay News recently discussed a new study that is on the very frontier of utilizing brain imaging to help those with locked-in syndrome communicate. A new development in brain imaging and computer technology may be key in helping people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, communicate while being “locked-in.” Using…

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