You will love this episode with the amazing Adria Thompson! I was so excited to interview her, as she has a wealth of knowledge and experience in getting creative with challenging situations that caregivers face. Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) do so much more than assist with swallowing and speaking.
I personally follow her Instagram account and learn so much!
In this episode, we explore:
- The differences between Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists
- Addressing behavior challenges with dementia
- How to access SLP services and how to get a referral
3 areas of expertise an SLP provides:
- Communication: comprehension and body language
- Cognition: thinking skills, problem-solving, organizing thoughts
- Swallowing: safety in oral, feeding, and swallowing skills
If you care for someone with dementia, you know these three areas can present challenges in providing quality care.
Adria is deeply passionate about the large and ever-growing population of people with dementia in this world. She has the experience, creativity, and heart to help solve the most challenging problems.
Adria is a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist, Dementia Consultant, Certified Dementia Practitioner®️, and Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional®️
You can find out more about Adria and her services on her website: belightcare.com
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