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I’m Jessica! Pediatric turned adult-rehab speech-language pathologist. Avid knitter, nature seeker, tea drinkin', FEES swingin', introverted homebody. Captivated by all things speech, language and swallowing therapy. Thanks for visiting!

Are You Training These 10 Cognitive Strategies?

Are You Training These 10 Cognitive Strategies?

ATTENTION

[ ] SELF-TALK: “Am I focused on the task?” Silently remind yourself to “Pay Attention”.

[ ] REST: Take a quick break and then try to focus again

MEMORY

[ ] SEE IT: Visualize what you need to remember.

[ ] REPEAT IT: Verbally repeat it aloud 2-3 times.

[ ] WRITE IT: Write it down.

[ ] RETELL IT: Summarize what you just heard or read

PROBLEM SOLVING

[ ] UNDERSTAND: Be sure you understand the task directions.

[ ] PREDICT: What will be hardest for you? What can you change to make it easier?

[ ] PLAN: Don’t be impulsive. Plan your actions carefully.

[ ] EVALUATE: Double check your work before submitting. What was challenging? Why? How can you improve next time?

More on Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy and Metacognitive Strategies

Brainline.org: Why Metacognitive Strategies Work for TBI

Brainline.org: What About Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy?

Optimizing Cognitive Rehabilitation by McKay Moore Sohlberg

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9 Helpful Written Expression Strategies

9 Helpful Written Expression Strategies

Preparing Your Patient To Discharge Home

Preparing Your Patient To Discharge Home