Aphasia Couples Therapy Workbook Bundle

First Edition

Larry Boles

Details: 660 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-396-3

© 2010

Price: $104.95

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While workbooks for people with aphasia are not hard to find, they tend to be addressed to the clinical needs of the speech pathologist. However, current practice in the field aims to put more control in the hands of those with aphasia and their caregivers.

This workbook (5 in the bundle) enables you to empower your clients and their caregivers in becoming practically involved in improving everyday life during and after therapy. With insurer sessions limited, ACT provides an easy-to-use, practical continuation of therapy. Unlike every other workbook currently available, ACT is arranged in a functional format to cover everyday activities in a format easily accessible to clients and their spouses or caregivers.

This workbook is geared toward the couple, rather than the client alone; it can be used by the speech pathologist as well as the significant other; and it is hierarchically organized, such that those with mild through severe impairment can use it. Additionally, rather than being organized by sensory modality, the ACT Workbook is arranged in a more functional format with activities and tasks covering a range of activities that might be a part of the routine or aspirations of the client. For example, reading the morning paper is a task many of us take for granted: it is not intuitively obvious how to alter a newspaper to make it "aphasia-friendly". By choosing a level of difficulty appropriate for the client's communicative level, and by using carefully chosen (suggested in the workbook) supplementary material (e.g., magnifiers, half-page blocks, highlighters, etc.), the spouse can make this a viable activity again.

Professor Boles has succeeded in producing a workbook that meets the modern practice needs of the busy clinician as well as enabling them to help empower clients' spouses in becoming practically involved in the care and therapy of their loved one outside the clinic.

Activity 1 3-Minute Conversation
Activity 2 Reading the Paper: Front Page
Activity 3 Dining Out
Activity 4 Grocery Shopping
Activity 5 10-Minute Conversation
Activity 6 Planning a Meal with Guests
Activity 7 Phone Conversation with Familiar Person
Activity 8 Making/Changing an Appointment with Speech/Physical/Occupational Therapy
Activity 9 Car Trip to Visit Family or Friend
Activity 10 Car Trip to a Hotel
Activity 11 Camping Trip
Activity 12 Attending a Party
Activity 13 Interacting with a Service Worker
Activity 14 Library
Activity 15 Planning a Garden
Activity 16 Hiring a Caregiver
Activity 17 Requesting a Change in Medication
Activity 18 Going to a Movie
Activity 19 Email
Activity 20 Meeting a Stranger
Activity 21 Scrapbooking
Activity 22 Planning a Picnic

Larry Boles

Larry Boles has been a licensed, certified speech pathologist since 1981. He has worked with hundreds of people with aphasia, and has worked in hospitals across the country and abroad. The common thread in his research and publications has been full family inclusion in therapy. This involves taking family members out of the waiting room, and away from the corner of the therapy room, right up to the therapy table.

His work is the product of research and presentations he has delivered in state and national conferences in the US, China, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and American Samoa. He is currently the president of the Asia Pacific Society for Speech, Language, and Hearing.

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