Speech Remedy Launches First Comprehensive Speech-Language-Cognitive Rehabilitation Kit for Adults

September 11, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF – (September 11, 2007) Research conducted by Speech Remedy, LLC, a leading provider of speech therapy rehabilitation materials, shows that many health professionals are frustrated by the lack of current, multicultural, functional, “real life” applicable materials for those 16 and older. To address this need, Speech Remedy founders Joanna Boyer and Terri Tarnoff Snyder, both certified practicing speech-language pathologists, created SR-Cognition, a multi-sensory therapeutic tool kit for adult rehabilitation.

This new, up-to-date tool-kit, with a hands-on, interactive approach to learning is available at www.speechremedy.com The kit will help to rehabilitate individuals who have sustained a stroke, traumatic brain injury, cranial resection, tumor, or are suffering from degenerative conditions such as dementia, ALS, or multiple sclerosis. It may also aid high school aged individuals with developmental challenges by providing functional and independent life skills training.

The comprehensive kit contains two workbooks (one with easel option and one with re-useable, reproducible pages) featuring hundreds of therapeutic activities, photo cards, picture cards, and a dry erase marker, all in a sturdy portable tote box.

Activities and exercises feature realistic every-day scenarios, in real world environments using current cues for memory and language building.

After extensively reviewing the limited number of existing adult therapeutic materials, Speech Remedy conducted research and collected feedback from the SLP community to develop, what they believe is the most comprehensive, up-to-date adult speech therapy product on the market today.

The kit can be used in a one-on-one or group setting.

The kit targets five major areas of cognition: 1) orientation; 2) attention and scanning; 3) memory; 4) receptive and expressive language; 5) reasoning and problem solving. Research shows that with early intervention, speech-language-cognitive rehabilitation can substantially help people achieve their best possible long-term outcomes.

Speech Remedy products incorporate a multisensory (auditory, visual and tactile) approach which is generally recognized as the most effective treatment therapy for learning difficulties.

The peer reviewed and tested materials are designed to stimulate minds of patients and provide the necessary support to foster independence. “SR-Cognition is a wonderful piece of equipment. Every therapist should have it in their arsenal of therapy materials,” says Lawrence Friedman, speech pathologist clinical mentor for Evergreen Health Care in Tracy, California.

About Speech Remedy
Speech Remedy, LLC was founded in 2006 to provide cutting-edge adult multisensory therapeutic materials to the SLP (Speech Language Pathology) community. Speech Remedy’s products are developed by Joanna (Light) Boyer, M.S., M.A. CCC-SLP a published cognitive psychologist and certified speech-language pathologist and Terri Tarnoff Snyder, M.A. CCC-SLP, a practicing speech-language pathologist of over 25 years and rehabilitation director of Breakthrough, Inc. Speech Remedy’s products are being used by health professionals in leading home health care agencies, assisted living centers, board and care facilities, acute hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, adult day health centers and high schools. Speech Remedy will be launching new products at the ASHA 2007 national convention - Boston, Massachusetts, November 15-17, 2007. More information at www.speechremedy.com.
SR Cognition is a great starter kit for the beginning clinician, an up-to-date addition to an existing library of materials and an easy-to-use product for family carry-over and long term recovery. SR-Cognition’s re-usable design makes it convenient as well as environmentally friendly. SR-Cognition tool kit is $299 and available online at www.speechremedy.com or by phone 650-508-1118 or fax 650-508-0722.

Contents of SR Cognition kit include:
•A master workbook: This modernized versatile workbook can be used in a standard workbook manner and also as a flipchart to provide a scaffolding framework for the client, when activity items prove to be too challenging. This book includes 300+ pages of therapeutic activities, including but not limited to immediate and delayed recall, following directions, convergent/divergent naming, verbal sequencing, problem solving of life skills situations and emergency preparedness.

•A supplemental reproducible workbook: This colorful laminated workbook provides supplemental multisensory stimuli for activities presented in the Master Workbook. This book includes re-useable, reproducible pages, including, but not limited to, caregiver information, activities of daily living, calendars, schedules, menus, maps, signs and symbols. The pages in this book may be used time and time again and may be reproduced and distributed to the client, his/her family and/or caregivers as desired.

•85 photo cards with up to date pictures and illustrations: Four sets of 5"x7" colorful photographic cards (85 cards total) are designed for confrontational naming, categorization and scanning, sequencing and problem solving. These cards include up-to-date photographs of everyday objects, animals, actions, categories and pictorial absurdities.

•20 picture cards: Twenty 2" x 2" double-sided, laminated, full-color picture cards may be used alone or in conjunction with the activities provided in the Workbooks. These cards allow for tactile manipulation during activities including, but not limited to: memory, word finding, following directions, and language building.

•A tote box: This sturdy tote box houses all of the kit contents; allowing for ease of mobility and increased organization. Also included is a dry erase pen.

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