Keep client interest high with fresh content and functional activities. The Workbook of Activities for Language and Cognition (WALC) 6: Functional Language contains 300 pages of exercises covering a broad scope of skills including orientation, auditory comprehension, verbal expression, and reading comprehension. Written in the best-selling format of the Workbook of Activities for Language and Cognition series, these activities have:
simple, concise language
consistent progression of complexity within and between tasks
application to a wide range of acquired cognitive-language disorders
Convenient, ready-to-use activities feature illustrations and formats designed especially for persons with neurological injury. Many of the tasks can be used to address co-existing deficits in concentration, memory, reasoning, and problem solving.
The activities target these skills:
Temporal and Spatial Orientation: Recognize, understand and use time concepts in everyday activities like using a calendar and work schedule. Understand concepts of location and direction and use maps.
Nonverbal Communication: Communicate by using gestures and pantomime.
Oral Motor /Speech Production: Practice phoneme-specific exercises ranging from the single word level to sentence level.
Verbal Expression: Target a wide range of skills from the single word level through the structured and unstructured conversation levels. Activities include automatic phrase completion, naming from descriptions, asking questions, giving explanations, and conversing about world events.
Auditory Comprehension: Exercises progress from single word comprehension and discrimination to comprehending and recalling multiple paragraph information. Clients answer yes/no questions, follow directions, listening for details, detect and understand humor, and answer questions about stories.
Reading Comprehension: Exercises progress from recognition of individual letters all the way through the paragraph and functional reading level. Reading tasks are done with and without picture supports.
Written Expression: Clients practice writing information about themselves and writing checks.