With an aging baby boomer population, the demand for current and effective adult-focused speech-language rehab materials is at an all-time high, says Sandy Grafton, Speech Product Manager for AliMed, Inc.
Belmont, Calif. (PRWEB) November 15, 2010
AliMed® Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of patient care, surgical, rehabilitation, orthopedic, and ergonomic products, has selected Speech Remedy’s speech-language rehabilitation products to be distributed in its print and online catalogs.
Speech Remedy is a leading provider of adult-focused speech-language-cognitive rehabilitation materials. AliMed is offering Speech Remedy’s popular SR-Cognition therapy kit and supplemental Photo Cards Decks to its broad range of customers, including: hospitals, long-term care facilities, inpatient and outpatient therapy clinics, rehab centers, private practices, schools and individual speech-language pathologists. Speech Remedy’s products are currently being used by thousands of SLP’s and other allied health professionals around the world.
Created by Speech Remedy founders Joanna Boyer and Terri Tarnoff Snyder, both certified practicing speech-language pathologists, SR-Cognition is one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date, functional adult focused cognitive therapy products on the market today.
The kit contains two workbooks (one with easel option and one with re-useable reproducible pages) featuring hundreds of therapeutic activities; 85 photo cards; 20 picture cards, and a dry erase marker all in a sturdy portable tote box. Activities and exercises feature realistic everyday scenarios, in real world environments using current cues for memory and language building, daily living and life skills development and reinforcement.
AliMed will also offer Speech Remedy’s eight Photo Card Decks, which are colorful real-life photographic cards designed for use with patients, addressing: Confrontational Naming, Problem Solving, Safety & Awareness, Categorization & Scanning and Sequencing. The photo card decks promote: sustained attention, visual scanning, word retrieval, vocabulary and word relationships, articulation, sequential thought, topic maintenance, problem identification, critical thinking and safety awareness. Each card deck features up-to-date images with real-life situations and objects and suggested questions and answers for discussions with the patient. The card decks may be used stand-alone or may be added as a supplement to the SR-Cognition kit.
Speech Remedy’s products can help rehabilitate individuals who have sustained a stroke, traumatic brain injury, cranial resection, tumor, or are suffering from degenerative conditions such as dementia, ALS, or multiple sclerosis and may also aid high school aged individuals with developmental challenges by providing functional and independent life skills training.
For more than 35 years, AliMed has offered high-quality health-related supplies and currently carries more than 70,000 of the most popular products from 500 of the top health and medical providers.
“We reviewed and selected Speech Remedy’s products based upon their top product ratings by SLP’s and customer requests for realistic, functional and versatile speech-language-cognitive rehab materials for adults,” says Sandy Grafton, Speech Product Manager for AliMed, Inc.
“With an aging baby boomer population, the demand for current and effective adult-focused speech-language rehab materials is at an all-time high, and Speech Remedy’s products are perfectly suited for this market,” she adds.
“We are thrilled to have our therapy materials distributed by AliMed,” says Speech Remedy co-founder Terri Tarnoff Snyder. “With this partnership, our products will reach a broader range of health professionals, who can now easily order our products along with the other rehab aids and materials AliMed offers,” she says.
Health professionals and care-givers can learn more about Speech Remedy products at http://www.speechremedy.com, where each product is reviewed and rated by unbiased users. The website also provides a resource for job seekers, with a job listings feed for speech language professionals and a news board for industry-related news.
Since its inception in the early 1970s, AliMed® Inc. has grown to become a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of patient care, rehabilitation, OR/critical care and diagnostic imaging, orthopedic, and ergonomic products. AliMed is a customer service oriented company committed to promoting health and wellness by providing high-quality, health-related supplies in a cost-effective manner. Through a combination of proprietary-branded products and partnerships with more than 500 suppliers, AliMed now distributes more than 70,000 products to healthcare facilities and businesses worldwide. A comprehensive selection of AliMed products is available online at http://www.AliMed.com.
About Speech Remedy
Speech Remedy, LLC was founded in 2006 to provide cutting-edge multisensory therapeutic materials to the SLP (Speech Language Pathology) community. Speech Remedy’s products are developed by Joanna (Light) Boyer, M.S., M.A. CCC-SLP a published cognitive psychologist and licensed speech-language pathologist and Terri Tarnoff Snyder, M.A. CCC-SLP, a practicing speech-language pathologist of over 27 years and rehabilitation director of Breakthrough, Inc. Speech Remedy’s products are being used by health professionals in leading university communication clinics, home health care agencies, assisted living centers, board and care facilities, acute hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, adult day health centers and public schools. More information at http://www.speechremedy.com.
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