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30 Problem Solving Scenarios for Speech Therapy Practice

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  • Your friends came over to your house for a movie night. One of your friends brought another friend so there are more people than you planned for. You want to pass out the drinks but you only have five cans of soda and you need 6 for everyone to have one. What could you do?
  • After basketball practice you go back to the locker room with your team to shower and change. When you are done dressing, you can't find your shoes. What could you do?
  • You have been waiting all day for lunch to come because you are starving. Finally class gets over and you get to go to lunch. Except when you go to get to your lunch, it's not there. You probably left it at home. What could you do?
  • There is a guy in your class who is always mean to you. He always bumps you when he walks by and he calls you names. He knocks stuff out of your hands and makes you feel stupid. You don't think you can take it anymore. What could you do?
  • You really want to invite this new girl/guy to come to your birthday party, but you have never talked to them before. You are worried they will say no. What could you do?
  • You rode the bus to school today and on the way in people are pointing and laughing at you. You go in the bathroom and see that you have pink gum all over the back of your pants. What could you do?
  • You wake up and see that your alarm never went off. So you are starting your morning 15 minutes later than you planned. It is a really important day at school and you cannot be late. What could you do?
  • You are giving a group presentation in front of class and it's your turn to talk. All of the sudden you sneeze. You cover it with your hand, but now your hand is full of stuff you sneezed out. What could you do?
  • You are eating dinner at a fancy restaurant with your parents and their friends. You have a really messy dinner and accidentally flip a noodle into the lady's lap. They are busy talking and don't notice it. What could you do?
  • You are taking a test and there is no talking allowed. You are writing your answers on the paper and your pencil breaks. What could you do?
  • You are taking a test and the guy behind you asks you for help. He wants to know what you put for question number two. What could you do?
  • You are at a birthday party and you have waited in line for a long time for your turn to hit the pinata. It is finally going to be your turn and it looks like the next hit will break the pinata. But you suddenly have to go to the bathroom. What could you do?
  • You are hanging outside with your friend and she decides to pick your neighbor's flowers. She gives you the pretty handful of flowers and right then your neighbor opens the door. She asks you why you picked her flowers. What could you do?
  • You borrowed your sister's skates one day without asking and they broke while you were using them. What could you do?
  • You are eating at a friend's house and the mom piles your plate full of food. It looks really good and you want to eat it all but you can't because you just ate a snack. What could you do so you don't hurt her feelings?

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  • Your teacher was working at her desk.  You wanted to ask her a question, but she didn't see your hand raised. What should you do?
  • You started to do your work, but you weren't sure if you were doing it right. What should you do?
  • You were playing tether-ball and were the champion so far.  In the next game, you slightly touched the rope.  Only one student saw you touch the rope. What will you do?
  • The teacher is giving directions, but your friend sitting next to you keeps talking.  You can't hear the directions. What should you do?
  • You didn't do your homework.  Your teacher was upset with you. What should you do?
  • You finished eating and felt a burp coming. What are you going to do?
  • You were waiting to swing.  When it was your turn, another boy jumped in front of you and took the swing. What would you do?
  • You waited a long time, but your mom didn't come to pick you up after school. What should you do?
  • A bully threatened to beat you up after school. What should you do?
  • A boy on the playground keeps pushing you and making you mad. What would you do?
  • You were sitting in class doing your work and you hear the fire alarm. What should you do?
  • An adult you didn't know came on to the playground and asked if you would help look for his lost dog. What would you do?
  • You forgot your lunch at home. What would you do?
  • The person sitting behind you keeps tapping your chair with his foot. What should you do?
  • You finished your work early. What should you do?

This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty with problem solving scenarios.

We encourage you to use this list when practicing at home.

Home practice will make progress toward meeting individual language goals much faster.

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are only able to see students/clients 30-60 mins (or less) per week. This is not enough time or practice for someone to handle Problem solving scenarios.

Every day that your loved one goes without practice it becomes more difficult to help them. 

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Practice 5-10 minutes whenever you can, but try to do it on a consistent basis (daily).

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This problem solving resource for speech therapy facilitates improved understanding of problems, their causes, and how to solve problems including a self-advocacy component.

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This resource follows a consistent process for discussing problems and their solutions:  cause  (What caused the problem?),  problem  (What is the problem? Why is it a problem?),  feelings  (How does everyone involved feel? Why?),  solutions  (What are some solutions? What should be done to fix it?), and  say/self-advocacy  (What could you/the person say to help solve the problem?).

This resource includes:

  • Graphic Organizers
  • Problem-Solving Strategy Ideas
  • Intro Teaching Scenarios (6)
  • 70 Real Pictures (in both task cards and a printable worksheet format)
  • Social Scenarios (10)
  • Low-Tech AAC Board
  • Data Sheet for Progress Monitoring

This resource focuses less on getting students to find the “right” solution to a problem, and more on how to approach problem-solving by analyzing the history/cause of the situation, taking the perspective of other people in the situation to identify their feelings, describing the problem in depth, naming possible solutions, and last, identifying what can be said to help solve the problem or communicate to others about the problem.

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13+ Problem Solving Goals Speech Therapy

Our children and students are constantly having to navigate a different social situation all day long. That’s why teaching our students problem solving skills can be very beneficial. To help make your job as a Speech-Language Pathologist a little bit easier I’ve gone ahead and gathered over 13 problem solving goals for speech therapy.

Currently, with my 4-year-old twin boys, I am constantly working on how they can use their problem solving skills to come up with creative ways to solve their own problems.

Luckily as a speech therapist, I had training in teaching problem solving skills and love teaching them new strategies to try.

Right now my boys’ favorite way to problem solve is to say, “3 more minutes. You set a timer mommy.” The funny part is they don’t realize they could ask me for even more time (at least not yet!).

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IEP Goals – Problem Solving Goals Speech Therapy

If you’re on the hunt for a long-term goal for problem solving here is our list of goals to add to your goal bank.

1. Given a problem and problem solving graphic organizer, STUDENT will identify 3 solutions, and the 3 consequences of those solutions, then determine the best solution and explain why that is the best solution with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

2. Given a problem, STUDENT will appropriately identify the size of the problem with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

3. Given problems at differing sizes, STUDENT will identify the appropriate reaction size to the problem with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

4. Given a real-life or role-play scenario, STUDENT will demonstrate how to accept teacher help to make an appropriate decision during a conflict situation with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

5. Given a real-life or role-play conflict scenario, STUDENT will demonstrate appropriate peer mediation skills to resolve the conflict with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

6. Given a real-life or role-play conflict scenario, STUDENT will remain calm and relaxed, listen to the other person, and determine what they can agree on with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

7. Given criticism or feedback, STUDENT will look at the person, say “okay”, and not argue with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

8. Given a problem, STUDENT will define exactly what the problem is, brainstorm possible options, consider the disadvantages and advantages of options, and choose the best option with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

9. Given a defeat or loss in a game, STUDENT will look at the person who won , remain calm, and congratulate the other person with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

10. Given an upsetting situation, STUDENT will express HIS/HER anger with non-aggressive words to describe how HE/SHE feels with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

11. Given a time when the student is angry, STUDENT will use a calming strategy (e.g., breathe slowly, take a break, count to 10, listen to music, etc.) with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

12. Given a warning and a change in routine, STUDENT will identify exactly what is changing, ask questions, remain calm, and explain HIS/HER feelings of concern with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

13. Given a warning and a change in routine, STUDENT will accept the change without becoming upset with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

14. Given a social interaction, STUDENT will identify HIS/HER emotion and why HE/SHE is feeling that way with 80% accuracy in 4 out of 5 opportunities.

Social Communication Skills – IEP Goals

Do you have students working on other social skills goals or language skills? If so, you might want to check out my other goal banks. Here are a few of the goals you would find in my massive 432 iep goal bank :

  • Facial expressions
  • Conversational exchange or conversational turns
  • Body language
  • Follow-up questions
  • Expressive Language
  • Wh questions or Answer questions
  • Word Level, Phrase Level, and Sentence Level
  • Social pragmatic goals
  • Communication Device – Nonverbal communication

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Short-Term Goals – Speech Therapy Goals

I know every district and even school setting has different ways it requires the goal writing of their objectives to be written, but typically my district wanted us to reduce either the number required or the percentage of achievement. 

Here are a few examples to help get you started.

If we take a sample goal:  

“Given a problem and problem solving graphic organizer, STUDENT will identify 3 solutions, the 3 consequences of those solutions, then determine the best solution, and explain why that is the best solution with 80% accuracy over 3 out of 4 consecutive sessions.”

  • Reduced Number or Trials Required: The objective might be, “Given a problem and problem solving graphic organizer, STUDENT will identify 2 solutions, the 2 consequences of those solutions, then determine the best solution, and explain why that is the best solution with 80% accuracy over 3 out of 4 consecutive sessions.” 
  • Reduce Percentage of Accuracy: The objective might be, “Given a problem and problem solving graphic organizer, STUDENT will identify 3 solutions, the 3 consequences of those solutions, then determine the best solution, and explain why that is the best solution with 70% accuracy over 3 out of 4 consecutive sessions.” 
  • Reduce Difficulty of Task: The objective might be, “Given a problem and problem solving graphic organizer, STUDENT will pick from a selection of choices 2 possible solutions, the 2 possible consequences of those solutions, then determine the best solution, and explain why that is the best solution with 80% accuracy over 3 out of 4 consecutive sessions.”
  • Reduce Number of Sessions of Accuracy: The objective might be, “Given a problem and problem solving graphic organizer, STUDENT will identify 3 solutions, the 3 consequences of those solutions, then determine the best solution, and explain why that is the best solution with 80% accuracy over 2 out of 4 consecutive sessions.”

(Meaning out of 4 therapy sessions in a row. They identified 3 possible solutions, the 3 consequences of those solutions and then determined the best solution in 2 out of 4 or 50% of the time in order to mark that goal mastered.) 

As the speech pathologist, you are the specialist and you know your students’ communication disorders and child’s ability best though, so just take the functional goals from above and simplify them into achievable steps for your specific student.

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If you’re a speech therapist or have classroom teachers in need of data tracking forms while working on your student’s social interaction skills for speech therapy then be sure to check out my IEP goal data tracking for progress monitoring forms .

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Visual Cue – Problem Solving Goals Speech Therapy

I always love using visual cues with my students. It can really help teach a concept that can be overwhelming. 

Here is my problem solving graphic organizer that helps teach problem solving. As your child or student fills out the form you can start by providing helpful verbal prompts and hopefully, the more they work on their problem solving skills and will need less prompts.

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Here are all my blog posts about problem solving that you might also find helpful!

31 Best Wordless Videos to Teach Problem Solving – Watch the fun short youtube videos and then help solve the hypothetical problems.

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71+ Free Social Problem-Solving Scenarios – Read the scenarios and practice solving the problems using the helpful graphic organizer pages.

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Problem Solving Wheel: Help Kids Solve Their Own Problems – Use our problem solving wheel or make your own individualized problem solving wheel for your specific student.

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High School Students

The most important thing we can teach our high school aged students is how to advocate for themselves during their school day within a social setting.  

Inside my tpt store I have a self-advocacy lesson to practice solving their school life problems in a functional way. Have your students grab a communication partner and get started!

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In addition to the self-advocacy lesson plan I also have a phone call lesson plan in my tpt store for making phone calls in the workplace or everyday life, such as calling the pharmacy or dentist’s office.

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Younger children.

Currently inside of my tpt store I have a problem size and reaction size lesson plan to help our younger children understand that problems are of different sizes and therefore different reaction sizes.

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Another great problem solving resource in my tpt store is my problem solving restorative justice graphic visual to help children review their own feeling along with how the other person might have felt and then solve their problem.

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Picture Scene

  • Social Scene Set 1 , Set 2 , Set 3 , Set 4 , Set 5 , & Set 6 by Contrary Chrissy – are different social scenes along with questions for problem solving. 
  • Back to School Social Language and Problem Solving Printable by Aimee Walton – includes different scenarios along with questions to help guide the student in solving the problem.

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Social Conversation

If you’re looking for conversational skills to keep your middle school and high school aged students engaged, asking follow-up questions, or working on generalizing their skills across multiple settings you’ll want to check out the following blog posts. 

These ideas are perfect for working in a small group setting on your student’s functional communication skills. 

  • Ideas to Help Keep Your Middle/High School Students Engaged – This post reviews 5 different strategies you can use to help keep your students engaged, such as using real life photos instead of little kid graphics and using materials at different levels allowing everyone to access the resources at their individual level.
  • Ideas to Maintain a Conversation with Follow-Up Questions – Read how I help middle/high school students work on their social pragmatics of maintaining a conversation by using fun and interesting materials appropriate for their age.
  • Ideas to Help Students Generalize Their Conversational Skills – Learn how I use self-rating forms to work on my student’s pragmatic language goals of generalizing their conversational skills across multiple settings and with multiple different people.

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  • Inferencing and Problem-Solving FREEBIE by SLP to go – This resource is perfect for older students who are working on any of the following skills: inferencing, problem-solving, predicting, role-playing, or maintaining a conversation. 
  • Social Skills Problem Solving: Fighting with Friends by Let’s Build Language- Jaclyn Watson – Grab this freebie to help your students problem solve social challenges around fighting with friends.

In Conclusion: Problem Solving Goals Speech Therapy

I hope you found this list of problem solving goals to be helpful along with the resources.

Wishing you a wonderful year ahead! 

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This blog will highlight the problem solving questions and exercises that are most commonly used in Adult Speech Therapy. It will also explore the rationale and process of Speech Therapy, what problem solving entails and how it fits into the practise of speech therapy. 

The various possible problem solving approaches that can be used within adult speech therapy would be discussed in detail, along with a brief into speech therapy and it’s need for adults. The blog will also list other approaches that can be used within the domain of speech therapy apart from problem solving. 

What Is Speech Therapy?

Human wings are social animals that are able to function within their environment through effective communication. Communication, whether the form of speech or written word enables individuals to express and understand each other, it helps them in forming and sustaining relationships with other people. 

Understanding what people are saying and responding to them through effective communication channels is an essential part of being a human, it almost comes as second nature to individuals. Although such is not the case for individuals battling speech and communication disorders. For such people, speech therapy may prove to be an essential tool. 

Speech therapy is a psychological intervention that seeks to improve an individual’s ability to understand and produce language. It can help in better comprehension and expression of both verbal and non-verbal language. Speech therapy can also be called speech language therapy, and it helps build communication skills in people. This kind of therapy provides successful support and treatment to individuals with speech problems and communication disorders. 

Do Adults Need Speech Therapy?

It is a very common misconception that speech therapy can only serve as useful for children with speech and communication disorders. While speech therapy can help direct children’s language development onto the right path, it’s applications do not end there. Speech therapy can be extremely useful even in the case of adults with long-drawn or newly acquired speech problems. 

Adults may seek out speech therapists for a variety of reasons, ranging from regaining communications skills and confidence after trauma or injury or to simply improve on public speaking skills. 

Some of the most common reasons for adults to seek out speech therapy can be:

  • Stuttering: stuttering is a speech issue wherein a person has a hard time pronouncing certain sounds. It can cause people to either repeat their words or stretch them out. This condition may become exaggerated due to stress and can also be influenced by the person’s feelings. 
  • Swallowing Issues: Individuals with diseases such as cancer of the jaw, lips, mouth or tongue, and people with neurological issues can develop issues with speech production and clear expression of verbal content. When there are physical problems such as these, a speech therapist may help clients in regaining lost speech functions or to work around them and find alternative routes. 
  • Trauma and Speech Reception: Speech therapy is not limited to speech production, it can also aid in better comprehension and speech reception. Trauma or accidents are likely to interfere with how people process and understand spoken content; they may face difficulties in focusing attention, understanding what others are saying or retaining information they have received. Speech therapy can also help with developing these skills and improving speech reception. 
  • Cognitive Disorders or Aphasia: Aphasia is a common communicative disorder which interferes with a person’s ability to clearly speak or understand others. It is often acquired as a result of illness or injury. An individual could also require speech therapy if they have a cognitive-communication disorder, which means that the parts of their brain responsible for speech production are facing problems. 

What Happens in Adult Speech Therapy?

A Speech and Language Pathologist is likely to use various techniques as part of adult speech therapy. These can involve:

  • Breathing exercises: A speech therapist can use breathing exercises to help people with resonance issues.
  • Mouth exercises: Mouth exercises in speech therapy can be a suitable way to strengthen the oral muscle which help control and improve communication.
  • Social communication: Speech pathologists could also make use of problem-solving, memory activities, and conversation exercises to improve communication.
  • Swallowing exercises: Organic illnesses, like Parkinson’s disease, oral cancer, or a stroke, may cause swallowing difficulties which can also affect clear speech. A speech therapist can use swallowing exercises to help a person resolve and better deal with these issues. 

What is Problem Solving In Speech Therapy?

Before understanding how problem solving fits into speech therapy, it is important to review what problem solving means. The term problem solving essentially highlights the mental processes that people use to identify, understand, analyse and overcome problems. It is a multi-step, goal-directed behaviour aimed at overcoming a mental or physical obstacle. 

The problem solving process starts with defining a problem. This step usually involves the diagnosis of a situation to collect facts and information for later processing.  While a person is attempting to define a problem, they take in information from various sources and try to establish a cause-and-effect relationship between various factors involved in the situation. After a problem situation is successfully conceptualised, people try to look for alternatives solutions that may bring about a resolution. As various solutions are found and evaluated for usefulness, the final stage of problem solving is reached, which is implementation of the shortlisted solution. After scouring through dozens of possible solutions to a particular problem, an individual narrows down on the most feasible option and seeks to implement it as a final solution to the situation. 

Within the domain of speech therapy, problem solving exercises, or activities that involve the use of memory systems, organisation and decision making behaviours are most commonly used to treat cognitive communication disorders. Such disorders can affect the way in which people produce or comprehend speech, and they can be a result of either injury or illness. 

Adopting a problem solving approach with respect to communication disorders can help adults in adapting to undesirable situations that arise throughout their days. It can even help them gain a better understanding of their speech problems and come to terms with it. Once people are able to comprehend their issues, they will be better equipped to deal with the problems and take steps to improve their situation as suggested by their speech therapists. Problem solving exercises within speech therapy also help in building a person’s confidence and their capabilities for social interaction; which in turn would have benefits for their personal and professional relationships. 

Problem Solving Activities In Adult Speech Therapy

Some of the commonly practised problem solving activities within adult speech therapy are:

  • Tongue Exercises: The first step in re-training oneself to practise correct speech patterns should be to gain better control over the tongue. Moving and exercising is an essential part of speech therapy. Tongue training exercises can help the mouth to move easily in coordinated patterns which can greatly improve the quality of speech production. 
  • Expression Game: Standing in front of a mirror and practising a list of expressions is also a great cognitive exercise within speech therapy. Reading a list of expressions and then attempting to recreate them in the mirror provides the rain with essential feedback. This stimulates the brain and allows individuals to observe their progression real time. Not only this, it can also help in strengthening the muscles in a person’s face and mouth. 
  • Reading and Sentence Production: Patients with organic speech disturbances like apraxia can benefit from reading activities. Reading small passages and repeating them out loud can help such patients to strengthen their lip and tongue muscles. A speech therapist may start off by asking them to practice one or two sentences initially for short periods of time, and gradually increase theory timings and workload.  
  • Word Games: Word games either through the use of computers or with people around oneself can prove to be a great way to exercise the brain’s speech and language centers. These games can either rely on quick production or quick comprehension and repetition of speech. They force individuals to pay and sustain attention, and make use of their speech centers. 
  • Computer Games: Computer games like solitaire or alchemy are sometimes also used with speech therapy clients. Although these games do not rely on active production of speech, they can still help exercise the cognitive-linguistic pathways because the brain’s language processing skills are still being actively used. 
  • Counting Syllables: When working with a speech therapist, a client may be asked to speak various words to the therapist while the therapist does the same. When one person finishes saying a word, the other’s role is to guess how many syllables are there in the word. As a client and therapist both say words and provide each other with feedback, the individual showing up for speech therapy learns to identify and break down words for better speech comprehension and also makes improvements in the production of speech. 
  • Special Focus Games: Sometimes clients may face extreme difficulties in pronouncing certain words or sounds. In such cases they are encouraged to pair the problem consonants with all the five vowels and to practice the sounds they make over and over. 
  • Role-Play Conversations: Sometimes speech therapists may engage in role-plays with clients to enable them to slowly ease back into communicating and regain the verbal skills and confidence required to form and maintain personal and professional relationships. 
  • Speech Exercises through apps: With the advent of technology, there are various speech problem solving mobile and internet applications available today. These applications come with unique plans and exercises that can be tailored to a client’s specific problems. Apps can also be used to assess an individual’s problems areas which can help both the therapist and the person concerned to understand where they are lacking and what they need support with. 

How Can Problem Solving In Speech Therapy Help Adults? 

The various ways in which speech language pathologists can utilise problem solving exercises within speech therapy are:

  • Using cognitive exercises to help recovery after strokes
  • Using breathing, mouth and tongue exercises to provide comfort from swallowing difficulties
  • Using conversational exercises that stimulate the brain to help repair communication between friends and family 
  • Improving the clarity of spoken language by working on speech production and pronunciation
  • Using cognitive exercises to create a strong link between language comprehension and production centres of the brain
  • Improving brain plasticity through various cognitive problem solving exercises that help individuals gain new skills in speech development 

Is Speech Therapy The Only Option For People With Speech Disturbances?

Sometimes, people who have been diagnosed with speech production or comprehension issues may not be able to benefit from speech therapy. This could be because speech therapy is unable to target their problem areas or other therapeutic factors beyond the control  of the individual or therapist. Sometimes speech therapy alone may not be able to cater to the problems of an individual. There are various approaches that can be applied in the care of such individuals, like: 

  • Music Therapy: Musical activities can  be used to facilitate speech recognition and processing in adults that have suffered traumatic brain injuries or brain damage due to illness. These exercises can strengthen language processing, communication and social skills. 
  • Neurofeedack: Neurofeedback makes use of sensors attached to a client’s scalp which provides them with realtime information about their physical states. by receiving constant information about brain processes and physical arousal, an individual can learn to manage these states better. 

In this blog we discussed the applications of problem solving exercises within the domain of speech therapy – what exactly is speech therapy, what is meant by problem solving and problem solving exercises, what these exercises entail and how exactly they help in speech therapy. Other applications and the most commonly used problem solving exercises were described in detail, along with alternatives to replace them in special cases. The process and scope of speech therapy was also explored to understand how the process unfolds and helps treat speech disturbances. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Problem Solving Questions for Adults Speech Therapy

What exactly is speech therapy.

When children or adults have speech problems that prevent them from clearly using verbal language and communicating effectively with people around them, they can seek speech therapy to get help for their issues. Speech therapy is a form of psychological treatment that helps people to coordinate mouth movements to be able to etter produce certain sounds, address articulation, fluency, language comprehension and production. It can also help improve the understanding and expression of language. 

How do you know if a person needs speech therapy?

A person may need speech therapy if they suffer from problems such as stammering or stuttering, if they are unable to produce or understand certain sounds and words or if they are unable to use verbal and body language appropriately in social situations. Speech therapy may also be needed in cases where people are unable to comprehend verbal cues from the people around them, in such cases speech therapists can help aid the language comprehension of individuals. Speech therapy can also be used with individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries or are unable to communicate effectively due to brain cognitive or neurodegenerative disorders. 

What do speech therapists do?

The first and foremost task of speech therapists is always to identify speech and language pathologies in their patients. This can be done by giving people certain exercises that can help highlight their problem areas and help a therapist gain better understanding of their issues. After identification and isolation of the problem, speech therapists work on targeting these areas and giving the client exercises that will help improve their condition. Apart from carrying out interventions, speech therapists also act as a constant source of motivation and support for their clients, urging them and giving them the warmth and understanding needed to continue working on their problems. 

How does speech therapy last for adults?

Adults are not as malleable as children, they are more set in their ways and have ingrained methods of understanding and producing language. In order to bring about a change in how an individual understands and communicates veral content a speech therapist needs longer times as compared to children. Speech therapy with adults also includes providing constant support and encouragement to keep the client motivated towards the final goal of speech therapy. This can become an intensive and time-consuming process that might spread across months. In case of injuries or brain disorders, the severity and prognosis of the conditions is also likely to influence the length of therapy.

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Bedell, J. R., & Lennox, S. S. (1997). Handbook for Communication and problem-solving skills training: A cognitive-behavioral approach . Wiley.

Belsky, G. (2021, May 24). What is speech therapy? Understood. Retrieved November 18, 2021, from https://www.understood.org/articles/en/what-you-need-to-know-about-speech-therapy.

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Rowden, A. (2021, January 5). Speech therapy: For adults, kids, and how it works . Medical News Today. Retrieved November 18, 2021, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/speech-therapy#conditions.

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Understanding the Role of Speech Therapy in Problem Solving Development

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I. Introduction

Problem-solving skills play a crucial role in our everyday lives. From making decisions to resolving conflicts, these skills enable us to navigate through various challenges. However, for individuals with speech and language disorders, developing effective problem-solving abilities can be a significant challenge. This is where speech therapy comes in. In this blog post, we will explore the role of speech therapy in problem-solving development and how it can help individuals overcome communication barriers and enhance their problem-solving skills.

A. Importance of Problem-Solving Skills in Everyday Life

Problem-solving skills are essential for individuals of all ages. From a young age, we encounter various situations that require us to think critically, analyze information, and come up with effective solutions. Whether it’s figuring out how to complete a puzzle or resolving conflicts with friends, problem-solving abilities are crucial for personal, academic, and professional success.

B. Role of Speech Therapy in Problem-Solving Development

Speech therapy plays a vital role in supporting individuals with speech and language disorders in developing their problem-solving skills. By addressing underlying communication difficulties, speech therapists can help individuals improve their ability to express themselves, understand others, and engage in effective problem-solving strategies.

II. Understanding Speech Therapy

A. definition and purpose of speech therapy.

Speech therapy, also known as speech-language therapy, is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on assessing, diagnosing, and treating communication disorders. The primary goal of speech therapy is to improve an individual’s ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and non-verbally.

B. Common Speech and Language Disorders

Speech and language disorders can manifest in various ways, impacting an individual’s ability to communicate and, consequently, their problem-solving skills. Some common speech and language disorders include:

  • Articulation disorders: difficulties with pronouncing sounds and forming words correctly.
  • Language disorders: challenges with understanding and using language effectively.
  • Fluency disorders: disruptions in the flow of speech, such as stuttering.
  • Voice disorders: abnormalities in pitch, volume, or quality of the voice.

III. Speech Therapy and Problem Solving

A. connection between speech and language skills and problem-solving abilities.

Speech and language skills are closely intertwined with problem-solving abilities. Effective communication involves not only expressing oneself clearly but also understanding others, interpreting social cues, and adapting to different situations. Individuals with speech and language difficulties may struggle with these essential components of problem-solving, making it challenging for them to navigate through everyday life.

B. How Speech Therapy Can Enhance Problem-Solving Skills

Speech therapy provides individuals with the necessary tools and strategies to improve their communication skills, thereby enhancing their problem-solving abilities. Through targeted interventions, speech therapists work on improving language comprehension, expressive language skills, social communication, and cognitive-linguistic abilities. By addressing these areas, individuals can develop the foundation needed for effective problem-solving.

IV. Techniques Used in Speech Therapy for Problem Solving

Speech therapists utilize various techniques and approaches to support individuals in developing their problem-solving skills. Some common techniques include:

A. Communication Strategies

Speech therapists teach individuals effective communication strategies, such as using visual aids, gestures, and alternative communication systems (e.g., augmentative and alternative communication devices). These strategies help individuals overcome communication barriers and express their thoughts and ideas more effectively, facilitating problem-solving.

B. Cognitive-Linguistic Exercises

Cognitive-linguistic exercises focus on improving cognitive skills, such as attention, memory, reasoning, and problem-solving. Speech therapists incorporate these exercises into therapy sessions to enhance an individual’s cognitive abilities, which are essential for effective problem-solving.

C. Social Skills Training

Social skills training is a crucial component of speech therapy for individuals with speech and language disorders. By teaching social communication skills, such as turn-taking, active listening, and perspective-taking, speech therapists help individuals navigate social interactions and problem-solving situations effectively.

V. Collaborative Approach in Speech Therapy

A. working with parents and caregivers.

Speech therapy is most effective when it extends beyond the therapy room. Speech therapists work closely with parents and caregivers to ensure that strategies and techniques learned in therapy are reinforced and practiced in everyday situations. By involving parents and caregivers, speech therapists create a collaborative approach that maximizes the impact of therapy on problem-solving development.

B. Collaboration with Other Professionals

Speech therapists often collaborate with other professionals, such as educators, psychologists, and occupational therapists, to provide comprehensive support to individuals with speech and language disorders. This interdisciplinary approach ensures that all aspects of an individual’s development are addressed, including problem-solving skills.

VI. Benefits of Speech Therapy in Problem Solving Development

A. improved communication skills.

One of the primary benefits of speech therapy is improved communication skills. As individuals develop their speech and language abilities, they can express themselves more effectively, understand others better, and engage in meaningful conversations. These enhanced communication skills directly contribute to improved problem-solving abilities.

B. Enhanced Cognitive Abilities

Speech therapy interventions, such as cognitive-linguistic exercises, can enhance an individual’s cognitive abilities. By improving attention, memory, reasoning, and problem-solving skills, speech therapy helps individuals develop the cognitive foundation necessary for effective problem-solving.

C. Increased Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

Individuals with speech and language disorders often experience challenges in social interactions, which can impact their self-confidence and self-esteem. Through speech therapy, individuals gain the skills and strategies to navigate social situations and communicate effectively. As a result, their self-confidence and self-esteem improve, enabling them to approach problem-solving tasks with a positive mindset.

VII. Conclusion

A. recap of the role of speech therapy in problem-solving development.

Speech therapy plays a crucial role in supporting individuals with speech and language disorders in developing their problem-solving skills. By addressing communication difficulties, speech therapists provide individuals with the necessary tools and strategies to express themselves, understand others, and engage in effective problem-solving strategies.

B. Encouragement to Seek Professional Help for Speech and Language Concerns

If you or someone you know is experiencing speech and language difficulties that are impacting problem-solving abilities, it is essential to seek professional help. Speech therapists are trained professionals who can assess, diagnose, and provide targeted interventions to support individuals in their communication and problem-solving development.

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Problem solving skills are vital to all aspects of a child’s school day. When teaching problem solving skills, it’s important to determine where the child is having the most difficulty, take a step back, and build from there. Here are some of my tips for teaching problem solving skills to students in speech therapy.

Tip #1 for Teaching Problem Solving

Understand the process . Successful problem solving is a process that begins with identifying that there is a problem, thinking through possible solutions, and then selecting and implementing the best solution to that problem. This process must begin with a child being able to understand the idea of problem and solution. This is a great starting point for students who need instruction in the most basic aspect of problem solving. I do this by providing opportunities for them to identify pictures of problems and pictures of solutions and match them together.

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Use familiar problems/situations first . It’s going to be much more difficult for a child to identify a particular problem if it’s related to an experience they know nothing about. When teaching problem solving, I prefer to start out with situations that may be familiar to my students, such as having a broken pencil, feeling sick, spilling a drink, etc. These are great types of problems to begin with while building the foundation of problem solving skills. You can move on to different types of situations/problems as their skill develops.

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Practice coming up with multiple solutions to a problem . When teaching problem solving skills, it’s important to practice thinking through multiple possible solutions…even if they are not all good solutions. We want children to be able to think through problems and eventually be able to choose the BEST solutions to a particular problem. For example, if the problem is a spilled drink, possible solutions could be to leave the mess and walk away, or to clean it up. Talking through each of these possible actions is great practice for children. You can discuss situations when walking away and leaving the mess might be a necessary solution, versus when cleaning up the mess would be the best solution.

Be willing to accept different solutions . Often times when teaching problem solving skills, a child may present a solution I didn’t think of. Rather than saying it’s wrong, I allow them to explain why it could be a good solution. If a student can provide an acceptable explanation, it may be a good solution. We want our students to think through situations and sometimes they may see something differently than us. This is okay!

Gradually move away from pictures . It’s so great to start out using pictures when teaching problem solving. Pictures are a great way for students to really visualize and think through a solution. It’s important to move beyond pictures, though, and work on identifying problems in paragraphs/stories. Help students listen/look for problems in books, fairy tales, fables, etc. Identify problems and talk through possible solutions. Use books/stories they are using in their classroom when at all possible.

Teaching problem solving skills is so important. We want to make sure our students understand what problems and solutions are, be able to think through multiple possible solutions, and explain why a solution might be a good one.

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Problem Solving Activities For Adults Speech Therapy: Improve Communication

Skills and Cognitive Function

Are you an adult struggling with communication difficulties or cognitive impairments? Speech therapy can be a valuable tool in improving your quality of life. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of problem solving activities in speech therapy and how they can help you enhance your communication skills and cognitive function.

Why are problem solving activities important in speech therapy?

Problem solving activities are an essential component of speech therapy for adults. These activities help individuals develop and improve their communication skills by challenging their cognitive abilities. By engaging in problem solving tasks, adults can enhance their problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and decision-making abilities.

Benefits of problem solving activities in speech therapy

  • Improved communication skills: Problem solving activities require individuals to think critically and communicate their thoughts effectively. By engaging in these activities, adults can enhance their ability to express themselves clearly and confidently.
  • Enhanced cognitive function: Problem solving activities stimulate the brain and promote cognitive function. These activities can improve memory, attention, and concentration, leading to better overall cognitive abilities.
  • Increased confidence: Successfully solving problems can boost self-confidence and self-esteem. By participating in problem solving activities, adults can gain a sense of accomplishment and feel more confident in their communication abilities.
  • Real-life application: Problem solving activities in speech therapy often simulate real-life situations. By practicing problem solving in a controlled environment, adults can transfer these skills to their daily lives and improve their ability to navigate various communication challenges.

Examples of problem solving activities for adults in speech therapy

  • Storytelling: Encourage adults to create and tell stories using specific vocabulary or themes. This activity promotes problem solving skills, as individuals need to organize their thoughts, structure their narratives, and communicate effectively.
  • Role-playing: Engage adults in role-playing scenarios that require problem solving and effective communication. For example, simulate a job interview or a social gathering where individuals need to navigate conversations and express themselves clearly.
  • Puzzle solving: Provide adults with puzzles or brain teasers that require problem solving skills. This activity challenges cognitive abilities and promotes critical thinking and communication.
  • Group discussions: Facilitate group discussions on various topics, encouraging adults to express their opinions, listen actively, and engage in problem solving as a team.

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Problem solving activities are a valuable tool in speech therapy for adults. By engaging in these activities, individuals can improve their communication skills, enhance cognitive function, and gain confidence in their abilities. If you're looking to enhance your quality of life and unlock your full potential, start incorporating problem solving activities into your speech therapy routine. Contact Statcare today to embark on your journey to improved communication and cognitive abilities.

1. How often should I engage in problem solving activities in speech

The frequency of problem solving activities in speech therapy may vary depending on individual needs and goals. It is best to consult with a speech therapist who can assess your specific requirements and recommend an appropriate schedule.

2. Can problem solving activities benefit adults with cognitive

impairments?

Yes, problem solving activities can be beneficial for adults with cognitive impairments. These activities can help stimulate the brain, improve cognitive function, and enhance overall communication abilities.

3. Are problem solving activities only for adults in speech therapy?

While problem solving activities are commonly used in speech therapy for adults, they can also be beneficial for individuals of all ages and in various therapeutic settings. These activities promote critical thinking, communication skills, and cognitive function.

4. How can I incorporate problem solving activities into my daily life?

You can incorporate problem solving activities into your daily life by practicing problem solving in various contexts. For example, you can solve puzzles, engage in critical thinking exercises, or participate in group discussions that require problem solving and effective communication.

5. What other services does Statcare offer?

Statcare offers a wide range of comprehensive healthcare solutions, including telehealth consultations, remote monitoring, and personalized treatment plans. Our platform combines cutting-edge technology with expert care to deliver superior quality multispecialty services.

6. Is Statcare's digital health platform cost-effective?

Yes, Statcare's digital health platform is designed to be cost-effective while providing superior quality healthcare services. We prioritize affordability without compromising on the quality of care and support we offer.

7. How can I get started with Statcare?

To get started with Statcare, simply visit our website and explore our range of services. You can schedule a telehealth consultation or contact our team for more information on how we can help you improve your communication skills and cognitive function.

8. Does Statcare offer personalized treatment plans?

Yes, at Statcare, we believe in personalized care. Our expert therapists assess each individual's unique needs and goals to create personalized treatment plans that address their specific requirements. We tailor our services to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

9. Can Statcare help with other healthcare needs?

Yes, Statcare offers comprehensive healthcare solutions to address a wide range of needs. From speech therapy to remote monitoring and personalized treatment plans, our platform caters to various healthcare requirements.

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Statcare works with various insurance providers to ensure our services are accessible to as many individuals as possible. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to determine your coverage and eligibility for our services.

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This is a pack of 20 worksheets providing social scenarios and situations that students can work through and identify how they would solve each situation. This resource will help children work through the complex steps in order to successfully identify an appropriate solution, and justify why their solution is the most appropriate.

Regular education teachers, special education teachers, SLPs, or other support professionals could all benefit from using these task cards with their students. These cards are specifically designed for middle and high school aged students.

*These task cards can be used for an individual, a small group or a class*!

Individual ideas:

Use the cards as a ‘side activity’ during a board game or another therapy task!

Use these cards as a drill/flashcards to practice and role play solving problems with friends

Small group and/or classroom ideas:

-  Put the worksheets up in different parts of the room (or outside!) and have students walk around with the room with their answer sheets and clip boards.

-  Have students get into pairs and go on a walk around the room and "walk and talk" about their answers and thoughts together.

- Use a worksheet or two each morning as part of a guided class discussion.

-  Hand out the whole booklet to each student and use as a guided project for students to complete at their own pace, over a certain amount of time

Skills targeted in this resource include:

- Stating a problem

- Interpreting the other person's perspective

- Brainstorming solutions (and the possible outcomes of these solutions)

- Choosing a solution

- Giving reason for the solution

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  9. Problem Solving Scenarios

    This resource focuses less on getting students to find the "right" solution to a problem, and more on how to approach problem-solving by analyzing the history/cause of the situation, taking the perspective of other people in the situation to identify their feelings, describing the problem in depth, naming possible solutions, and last, identifyin...

  10. PDF Problem Solving Map k-12th Grade

    2. Another student is saying mean things. 3. You ask the teacher for something and he/she tells you "no". 4. You are talking to someone, but they are not listening to you. 5. You need to get someone's attention. 6.

  11. 31 Best Wordless Videos to Teach Problem Solving

    31 Wordless Videos to Teach Problem Solving. 1. T he Small Shoemaker: 5:32 minutes. This short is about Mr. Botte's shoemaker's shop, and the passionate and skillful shoemaker's daily life is about to be disturbed as another shoemaker creates a street vendor stall just in front of Mr. Botte's store! 2. The Sweet Cocoon: 5:57 minutes.

  12. Teaching Problem Solving

    Use familiar problems/situations first. It's going to be much more difficult for a child to identify a particular problem if it's related to an experience they know nothing about.

  13. 13+ Problem Solving Goals Speech Therapy

    IEP Goals - Problem Solving Goals Speech Therapy If you're on the hunt for a long-term goal for problem solving here is our list of goals to add to your goal bank. 1.

  14. "What Would You Say/How Would you Respond?" Pragmatics Scenarios

    Pragmatics Scenarios Beneficial for Multiple Speech Treatment Areas. ... The data from these resources can be utilized for addressing cognitive/problem solving involvement, pragmatics, and carryover for using strategies to address articulation skills, voicing skills, memory skills, word-finding and other expressive communication tasks, as well ...

  15. Exploring the Connection Between Speech Therapy and Problem Solving

    It is essential to help individuals transfer their problem-solving skills from therapy sessions to real-life situations. Speech therapists can work with individuals to apply their problem-solving skills in everyday scenarios, such as resolving conflicts with peers, making decisions, and navigating social interactions. Benefits of Addressing ...

  16. Problem Solving Activities for Adults Speech Therapy

    Some of the commonly practised problem solving activities within adult speech therapy are: Tongue Exercises: The first step in re-training oneself to practise correct speech patterns should be to gain better control over the tongue. Moving and exercising is an essential part of speech therapy. Tongue training exercises can help the mouth to ...

  17. Understanding the Role of Speech Therapy in Problem Solving Development

    Speech therapy, also known as speech-language therapy, is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on assessing, diagnosing, and treating communication disorders. The primary goal of speech therapy is to improve an individual's ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and non-verbally. B. Common Speech and Language Disorders

  18. Teaching Problem Solving

    Here are some of my tips for teaching problem solving skills to students in speech therapy. Tip #1 for Teaching Problem Solving. Understand the process. Successful problem solving is a process that begins with identifying that there is a problem, thinking through possible solutions, and then selecting and implementing the best solution to that ...

  19. 11 Cognitive Speech Therapy Activities for Adults Free PDF

    1. Calendar Tasks: Fill In A Monthly Calendar 2. Calendar Tasks: Reading A Calendar 3. Calendar Tasks: Write In Appointments 4. Remembering People's Names 5. Remembering Therapy Team's Names 6. Names to Pictures 7. Remembering Instructions 8. Math in Everyday Life: Road Trip! 9. Math in Everyday Life: Shopping Spree! 10.

  20. Problem Solving Activities For Adults Speech Therapy

    Real-life application: Problem solving activities in speech therapy often simulate real-life situations. By practicing problem solving in a controlled environment, adults can transfer these skills to their daily lives and improve their ability to navigate various communication challenges.

  21. Problem Solving Scenarios

    Problem-Solving Strategy Ideas. Intro Teaching Scenarios (6) 70 Real Pictures (in both task cards and a printable worksheet format) Social Scenarios (10) Low-Tech AAC Board. Data Sheet for Progress Monitoring. This resource focuses less on getting students to find the "right" solution to a problem, and more on how to approach problem ...

  22. Problem Solving Scenarios for Speech Therapy

    These sheets will work well for at-home learning for either therapy or to be sent home for home practice. They can be used the following ways: - Read worksheets aloud over zoom or Skype therapy sessions similarly to how they would have been used in therapy/at school. Send links for the youtube videos to the students prior to starting your sessions.