Cognitive speech therapy is, essentially, speech therapy for your brain. It is a treatment for people who are having difficulty thinking clearly. It could be a sign of something like a stroke or other neurological trauma.
The basic idea is that there are two kinds of memory: implicit and explicit. Implicit memory is the kind of memory you use when you go to a restaurant and order the same thing you always order, without having to think about it. Explicit memory is the kind of memory you use when you need to remember something specific—like what happened at work yesterday, or what you learned in school as an adult. These two kinds of memory are most often affected by neurological trauma or diseases like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Because cognitive speech therapy focuses on these kinds of memory, it can help people improve their ability to retain information and communicate their thoughts more effectively.
If you’re a speech therapist, use this template to create your own worksheets for your clients. This template is based on our best practices and includes a glossary of common terms and their definitions in speech therapy.
People with cognitive impairment may have difficulty processing information and understanding instructions. Cognitive impairment can affect the ability to communicate, read and write. A speech therapist can help people with cognitive impairment modify their communication strategies to suit their needs.
A person with cognitive impairment may have difficulty remembering a sequence of events or completing an action that requires more than one step. They may also have difficulty following directions, focusing on tasks, or planning responses to questions.
Cognitive speech therapy is the treatment of speech issues related to cognitive impairment, such as aphasia or apraxia. It is a form of speech-language pathology.
Cognitive speech therapy worksheets can be used at home, in school or in a clinical setting. For example, writing exercises are very common in cognitive language therapy worksheets.
These worksheets are designed to help people express their thoughts and ideas through written language. It can also help them improve their ability to understand others.
You may find that the worksheets for cognitive speech therapy will vary depending on where you look. Some will contain pictures and others will just have words on them.
This worksheet is designed to help you practice how to form sentences. Your therapist may ask you to fill in the blanks with the correct words, or you may be asked to create your own sentences using the word lists provided.
This workbook contains a series of exercises to help you practice cognitive speech therapy. It is intended for use under the supervision of a speech therapist or in conjunction with speech therapy sessions.
These worksheets are designed to help patients with cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, regain some control over their lives. We are happy to provide them for you to use in your therapy sessions.