Using Visual Schedules with Your Child

What are visual schedules? Visual schedules use a series of pictures to communicate a series of activities or the steps of a specific activity. They are often used to help children understand and manage the daily events in their lives. They can be created using pictures, photographs, or written words, depending upon the ability of […]

How Can I Help Pay for Speech Therapy?

It can be a scary and confusing time when you or a loved one is dealing with a chronic illness such as stroke, brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or Alzheimer’s disease. The lack of publicly funded rehabilitation for the difficulties that come along with these illnesses can leave families feeling desperate and wondering who […]

A student’s experience of our Aphasia Group

As an intern at S.L. Hunter SpeechWorks, I participated in the weekly aphasia group. Each week, I saw members given countless opportunities to participate in meaningful conversation. Within the two-hour group, members discuss current events, their families, past travels, work experience, and any other personal interests.  Communication is not limited to spoken words in this […]

Expressing Emotions following ABI

In our blog earlier this week, the use of a feeling pie chart was described briefly. In most of the groups for ABI that I am currently running, we start with a feeling “check-in”. This is really important in a group setting as it helps for others to know what emotions other members are coming […]

A student’s experience of a group for acquired brain injury

As an intern at S.L. Hunter SpeechWorks, I have witnessed the powerful role group treatment can play in a person’s recovery from a brain injury.  The SpeechWorks’ group for acquired brain injury provides opportunities for members to relate to one another, receive feedback from a trusted Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), build communicative confidence, and practice their […]