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Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices: Enhancing Communication through Technology

By: Jessie Moss, MA CCC/SLP Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) technology has grown tremendously over the past several decades, but it tends to be overlooked as an option when working with individuals in the geriatric population with communication limitations. It is my goal to increase awareness of how this mode of communication can enhance the communicative abilities, independence, and overall quality of life for some of our patients. When a person cannot use speech to communicate effectively in all situations, there are options. AAC is an umbrella term that encompasses the communication methods used to supplement or replace speech or … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Re-Approved as ASHA Continuing Education Provider

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January 9, 2013 -—  The Continuing Education Board (CEB) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) recognized Infinity Rehab on January 9, 2013 by re-approving them for an additional five years as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider. ASHA Approved CE Providers are approved to offer ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the courses they offer to audiologists and speech-language pathologists. The recognition period extends for five years and includes all courses offered during that time that meet the ASHA CEB standards. “We are pleased to welcome Infinity Rehab as our newest ASHA Approved CE Provider organization,” stated Dr. Patricia … Continue reading

Cognitive Rehabilitation and Aging

Today’s blog article comes from the desk of Barb Gabriel-Conley, MS CCC/SLP. Ms. Gabriel-Conley is a speech language pathologist, specializing in the treatment of memory and cognitive disorders at Santé of Chandler. Santé of Chandler proudly provides short-term inpatient rehabilitation care for the Chandler, AZ community.   “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” — Sophia Loren Ahh the golden years! Those years where life is supposed to … Continue reading

Thank You for All That You Do.

Below is a letter Stacey Turner, SLP, VP of Operations, received from the family of patient we recently treated. We are always very appreciative of your kind words and love to share them. Thank you so much! Dear Ms.Turner, Our sister was treated by your team at The Hearthstone in Seattle under the direction of Debi Scheenstra. We are absolutely delighted with the care she received. When she arrived at The Hearthstone she had really poor muscle tone, swallowing issues as well as short term memory loss. Thanks to the care provided by your team, in less than 3 weeks … Continue reading

2012 Infinity Rehab Continuing Education Symposiums – Teamwork, Camaraderie and Fun!

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This March marked our 7th annual Infinity Rehab Continuing Education Symposium. Nearly 600 Physical and Occupational Therapists, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapy Assistants and Speech-Language Pathologists gathered in Portland, OR for two days of Continuing Education classes and networking events. The Symposium is the largest gathering of therapists for CEU’s in the Pacific Northwest and continues to grow each year. What began as a way for Infinity Rehab employees to maintain annual CEU requirements has grown into an event that encompasses hundreds of non-Infinity Rehab therapists from across the country. In addition to therapists, we also invite our customers … Continue reading

Pay it Forward

Today’s blog comes from the mind of an Infinity Rehab Director of Rehab – Cathi Lamoreux, CCC/SLP. Cathi oversees rehabilitation services for several therapy departments around Spokane, WA. The therapy teams she manages serve multidimensional senior populations, which requires her and her teams to adopt flexible thinking patterns and have resources assembled and ready to use at a moments notice. In this article, Cathi strikes a chord that might be familiar to many therapists who serve an aging population and have switched to a new facility setting. How were we to know just how messy this rehab business really is? … Continue reading