Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Categorization for Adult TBI or Dementia Clients


Here is an easy functional task that targets categorization recently used with a TBI client.  Bring in bags of empty items from a grocery store and have client help put away the groceries based on whether they go in the kitchen (more specifically pantry or refrigerator) or the bathroom cabinet.  Obviously this task can be repeated with many types of household items and the categories can be as broad or specific as needed.



Submitted by Lamar University Speech-Language Pathology program graduate Karen Whisenhunt Saar.

5 comments:

  1. This is a great idea- thanks! If bringing in real items is not feasible, an alternative could be to print out pictures of the items and have the client sort the pictures into the proper categories. Not quite as true-to-life, but more portable.

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  2. Or you could bring in the empty containers once you are finished with them. Just wash them out and so forth

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  3. Yes. These were empty items that had been washed out. The PB container was filled with beige paper and the salsa bottle with red paper, etc.

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  4. Yes. These were empty items that had been washed out. The PB container was filled with beige paper and the salsa bottle with red paper, etc.

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  5. Good idea but my dad with Alzheimer's lost his ability to read when he had a stroke a few months back. Suggestions?

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