Deductive Reasoning Exercises for Attention and Executive Functions: Real-Life Problem Solving

Carrie B. Cole
SKU: P598
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Details: 194 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11" 1 lbs
Included Media: Companion Website
ISBN13: 978-1-59756-799-2
Release Date: 30/09/2015


Deductive Reasoning Exercises for Attention and Executive Functions: Real Life Problem Solving is a workbook intended for speech-language pathologists and other clinicians working with clients with cognitive-linguistic impairments. The objective is to provide therapy and home program materials based on real life situations to target specific skills identified by the clinician, practice compensatory strategies, and address insight into deficits. The book is made up of deductive reasoning exercises with set instructions, questions, clues, and organizational supports including grids, calendars, and lists.

Focusing on one type of activity (deductive reasoning exercises) allows for a variety of topics and a graded range of complexity; a variety of themes are presented so that clinicians can select exercises based on client interest and personal experience, and a variety of levels are included to fit the needs of a range of clients as well as the needs of individual clients as they progress. The exercises require no preparation or additional materials and are intended to be a fun way of engaging clients in therapy for cognitive impairment.

The exercises in this book can be used to address specific goals such as attention, working memory, executive functions, and visuospatial skills. The exercises can also be used as drills with specific metacognitive strategies. In addition, these exercises can be used to target insight, since they mimic real life activities that may be more challenging after a brain injury or change in medical status. These exercises can be used to address cognitive skills in therapy or as part of a home program.

Key Features

  • 64 individual exercises with 4 levels of difficulty
  • Open ended exercises with the option for individual client variables and choices
  • Group exercises designed for a group of four clients with a clinician facilitator
  • Focus on treatment of adults and teens
  • Answer key





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