Blog Link: http://www.speechiespeaking.com
Speechie Speaking is a wonderful blog that provides an array of resources pertaining to Speech Language Pathology. Kelsey Wallace is the creator of Speechie Speaking, she loves technology and has an interest in the field of Alternative Augmentative Communication. Her passion for the field of Speech Language Pathology is evident through her ambition to help each of her clients reach their maximum potential.
Some of the information that Kelsey provides on her blog includes the following:
-Reviews, providing the pros and cons of products that she has used such as: TheraPro Bubble Bear, Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Cyclone, Visual Support - Time Timer, and other products that can be incorporated into therapy sessions.
-Stories and/or Videos Related to her Career as a Speech Language Pathologist: Makily - A Superstar Kiddo!, And the Work Week Ends
-Ideas and Activities: Visual Supports - Guess Who? , Decorate your speech office with Blik! ,Electronic Soap Notes in Excel
-Websites for SLPs/Parents: A list of some great sites that Kelsey found on the internet for SLPs and parents to use.
Bookmark Speechie Speaking blog so that you don’t miss therapy tools that rock, new ideas and activities to use in your sessions and other information to file in your resource cabinet. Follow Kelsey on Twitter and Subscribe to her YouTube for the latest updates.
Below is a brief overview to describe types of strokes. I am a visual learner, so I created some pictures to describe each type of stroke. On The National Stroke Association’s website http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=type at the bottom of the page, there are two animations to show hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes. They also provide more in depth information regarding each type of stroke.
http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/usersSys/courses/courseHomepage.php?courseGUI=75 I highly recommend exploring this website after you review the different types of strokes. It is a Virtual Stroke Lab that provides you with patient data, protocols and it is very interactive! I have to admit I enjoyed the lab myself and after there are quizzes.
http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/curriculum/virtual_stroke_lab/stroke_student_handout.pdf This is the virtual handout to accompany the Virtual Stroke Lab.
Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts and blood bleeds into the brain.
Ischemic stroke occurs when blood is blocked from getting to the brain.
A Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is also known as a “mini stroke” because it happens for a small amount of time when not enough blood flows to the brain.
This is a great link to a handout that provides more information on Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), it also explains the difference between TIAs and strokes. http://www.annals.org/site/intheclinic/itc-transient-ischemic-attack-patient-information.pdf
Blog Link: http://thespeechladies.blogspot.com/
The Speech Ladies provides a collaborative blog bringing a mother (Cindy) and daughter's (Kristina) creativity, insight, knowledge and resources all in one place. Their motto, "A mother-daughter duo of a seasoned SLP and an 'almost' SLP looking to share their experiences and insights in the world of speech and language pathology," provides a brief overview of their excitement to share resources with the Speech Language Pathology community.
The mother daughter duo update their blog on topics ranging from therapy materials (i.e. We All Scream For Icecream), latest updates in the field of Speech Language Pathology (Gabriel Giffords) and interesting tidbits of information (Book Club) related to the field.
When I first came across The Speech Ladies Blog, what stood out the most was the content that their blog provided and the collaboration of a mother and daughter who are both in the field of Speech Language Pathology providing their knowledge together.
For latest updates and information you can follow the Speech Ladies on Twitter (@TheSpeechLadies), Pinterest and become a Facebook Fan.
Journey with the Speech Ladies as they continue to share their experiences, resources, activities and more with other Speech Language Pathologists.