Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pictures for Progress: Clear Cut Answers to Your Top Questions

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Spontaneous Speech 
But Were Afraid to Ask

What is spontaneous speech?
  • Unprepared speech that is natural, instinctive and unconstrained - impromptu
  • Spoken language that occurs without prompting or during an unstructured interview- can we talk?
  • Expression of thoughts, ideas, opinions, feelings or preferences- all the good stuff that’s on your mind
  • The ultimate goal

What are Spontaneous Speech Therapy Tools?
  • A collection of fun and functional materials designed to provide opportunities for exchange- emphasis on real life topics, items and scenarios
  • A great option for adult speech therapy- they’re appropriate for grown ups
  • Relevant and practical stimuli for simple discussion or complex therapeutic intervention- how appropriate
  • High quality, professionally created tools- products that represent the super star you are
  • Easy breezy- don’t stress about what to do in therapy today, just grab and go

What are Pictures for Progress?
  • Flashcards that provide an easy breezy way to expand communication opportunities between two people
  • Colorful, contemporary photographs depicting real life items, situations and scenarios- just what you’ve been looking for
  • Large images on sturdy cards- nothing flimsy about these 8 ½ x 5 ½ cards
  • Five questions right on the back of the card- we’ve done the hard work for you
  • Appropriate for enhancing every language modality- from comprehension to cognition and everything in between
  • Adaptable to severity of impairment- so simple you can use them to practice answering yes/ no questions, yet challenging and thought provoking for higher functioning clients
  • A great addition to your therapy toolbox- fun and fresh stimuli for you and those you work with
  • Easy to use- open box, remove card, discuss picture, read questions, repeat
  • Extend your possibilities for functional intervention- another great therapeutic tool
  • Expand their capabilities- take communication to the next level

Who are these cards made for?
  • Adults- young and old
  • Individuals with communication disorders and impairments- resulting from stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease/ Dementia, etc.
  • Field tested on patients with Cancer, COPD and voice disorders- yes, a wide variety of people can benefit
  • Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy- promotes a hierarchical progression of complexity
  • Simple to complex concepts- something for everyone
  • Adaptable for mild to severe impairments- there is no limit to what you can do
  • SLPs- provide pertinent treatment during adult speech therapy sessions
  • Healthcare providers- so many professionals, so many possibilities
  • Friends and Family- supplement the work the pros are doing, maintain momentum or pick up where therapy left off

Are they helpful for specific disorders?
  • Sure!
  • Aphasia- expressive and receptive
  • Apraxia
  • Anomia
  • Dysrarthria
  • Memory impairment, memory loss, memory disturbance
  • Symbolic Dysfuction, Cognitive Impairment
  • Voice Disorders
  • Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia
  • Writing Difficulties, Dysgraphia

Are these cards durable?
  • Yes!
  • Double thickness- super sturdy
  • Laminated- wipe them clean
  • Rounded corners for durability- won’t get bent
  • Rounded corners for safety- won’t poke you in the eye
  • Sturdy box- designed for years of consistent use
  • Magnetic closure- keeps your cards under control

Will my patient/ family member be able to recognize the photos?
  • Yes!
  • Large 8 ½ x 5 ½ inch size cards- easy to hold
  • Image expands to edge of card- easy to see
  • Contemporary photos- easy to recognize
  • Adult men and women- representing a variety of ages and ethnicities
  • Feature things you use and activities you do on a daily basis- pertinent and practical
  • Written cue on back- allows quick orientation if unfamiliar

Interested in having a box of Spontaneous Speech Tools' flashcards for your very own?  It's easy...just stop by the website and shop our store at
Your patients will be glad you did!

One good conversation can shift the direction of change forever.
Linda Lambert

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