Previously published by Speechmark (known as The Sourcebook for Adolescents to Adults with Acquired Communication Disorders) but now updated and available
through STASS Publications
A wealth of materials for experienced or newly qualified clinicians, or students under clinical supervision covering all aspects of communication therapy.
Carefully based on theory and extensively trailed with a range of adult client groups across acute, outpatient and domiciliary
The resource pack includes a manual with examples of the sheets for instant reference and a CD with all the sheets organised to be printed easily on demand.
250 assessment and graded exercise sheets are available covering the following aspects:
Oromotor skills: an initial oromotor assessment; exercises in a clear format, with illustrations, to enable clients to work independently
or with carers, with recording sheets.
Voice and breathing: assessment and exercise sheets, including relaxation, voice, breathing, intonation, resonance and pitch, with illustrations
Articulation sheets: Speech sounds, including consonant clusters, multi-syllabic words and tongue twisters.
Assessment of communication skills: a range of language assessments and screens.
Communication questionnaire and handouts: a personal communication history, handouts to raise client awareness of difficulties, together
with a large number of handouts for both clients and carers in relation to a wide range of communication disorders, including strategies and tips.
AAC: a screening tool; coloured and printable 'yes/no' cards and an extensive range of alphabet charts for both direct and indirect access.
Where different formatting is available this is indicated by the following colours:
Large font, slightly fewer exercises
Medium font, a range of exercises
Small font, slightly more exercises
About the Author
Fiona Sugden-Best qualified as a speech and language therapist from City University in 1988, where she returned to do her MSc in Communication Disorders
in 1993. Initially, she worked in a general position for Newham Health Authority, before working at The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability for seven-and-half
years, managing predominately a progressive neurological client group and providing cover on the rehabilitation wards, including minimally responsive.
She has also worked as Senior Speech & Language Therapist for Neurosciences at The Royal London & Barts NHS Trust, as adult team co-ordinator
for Redbridge Healthcare, covering a domiciliary caseload and as Head of Speech and Language Therapy at The Children’s Trust. She is currently Head
of SLT and Dietetics for Surrey and Sussex Health Care NHS Trust, she clinically covers a group of residential nursing and adults with learning disability
homes for an independent provider, together with providing a private therapeutic service to clients with both voice and acquired disorders. She has
always been actively involved in educating others, including speech and language therapists.