Picture Categories Galore and More & A Clinician's Guide to Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia






You save $60 when you combine these two excellent speech therapy resources.

Two quality resources for your speech pathology practice.

Picture Categories Galore & More is a complete and comprehensive program to teach categorization and other language skills. Includes reproducible data collection forms. Clinician's Guide to Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia stresses the importance of using evidence-based interventions and how doing this can lead to predictable and positive outcomes.

Picture Categories Galore & More


Visually appealing and organized program to teach categorization and other language skills for adults post-stroke or post-TBI. Features up-to-date images, real-life photos, and colorful illustrations to assist individuals who struggle with visualizing stimuli. Includes a 3-tiered approach to target Association, Exclusion and Advanced Vocabulary. Designed to strengthen categorization skills to improve thought organization, morphology and syntax. Ages 5 and up. Made in the USA.

Order Includes:

  • Set of 340 large, durable stimulus cards (4" x 9").
  • Color coded and numbered for easy organization.
  • Contains over 1,000 vocabulary words.
  • Expansion Options Card with additional therapy ideas and activities.
  • Reproducible data collection forms for easy note-taking.

View Sample Data Collection Form

A Clinician's Guide to Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia

This book was written to address the considerable uncertainty "out in the field" regarding how to evaluate and treat persons with dementia. Often, therapeutic techniques selected do not take the person's diagnosis and staging into mind. Subsequently, this can lead to pessimism regarding the efficacy of doing therapy with persons with dementia. Throughout this text, the authors stress the importance of using evidence-based interventions and how doing this can lead to predictable and positive outcomes. Softcover, 252 pages (7 x 10"). Printed in the USA.

Topics include:
    • Types & Stages of Dementia
    • Assessment & Evaluations
    • Pharmacology
    • Therapeutic Interventions Including Everyday Routines & Care Partners
    • Direct Cognitive Therapy Techniques
    • Best Practices

View Table of Contents View Sample Pages

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What's Included

Picture Categories Galore & More

  • 340 picture stimulus cards (4” x 9”).
  • Downloadable manual with reproducible data collection forms for easy note-taking during therapy.
  • Expansion Options Card with additional treatment ideas and activities.

A Clinician's Guide to Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia

  • 7 x 10" softcover.
  • 252 pages.
  • ©2016.

View Table of Contents    |   View Sample Pages

Target Audience

Picture Categories Galore & More

For Speech-Language Pathologists working with clients on categorization skills and other speech and language goals.

A Clinician's Guide to Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia

For SLPs, OTs, PTs, and other care partners of persons with dementia.


Tiffany Cobb, MA, CCC-SLP, received her Bachelor of Science degree and her Master of Arts degree from Central Michigan University. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Tiffany is a school speech-language pathologist who is in her 6th year of work. She has had the pleasure of working in various charter schools throughout the metropolitan Detroit area. Tiffany also works with adults in various settings and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Peter Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, earned his MS and PhD in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh and an Executive Graduate Degree in Healthcare Financial Management from Ohio State University. Dr. Johnson serves as a healthcare consultant. He develops continuing education programs as well as one-on-one mentoring. He assists in the development of memory units. His previous experience includes working in acute care, home care, outpatient clinics, and long-term care.

Dr. Johnson served as a Column Editor for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SID 13) Dysphagia Newsletter and the (SID 11) Administration and Supervision Newsletter. He is a four-time recipient of the President's Award and the Outstanding Service Award from the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. He is the Chair of the Florida Department of Health State Licensing Board for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Dr. Johnson has co-authored several books including Business Matters: A Guide for the Speech-Language Pathologist, Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Affect Eating and Swallowing, and Practical Pharmacology in Rehabilitation: Effect of Medication on Therapy. His newest book is A Clinicians Guide to the Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia published by Northern Speech Services.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Peter Johnson is an author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Peter Johnson is Coauthor of the text, "Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Affect Eating and Swallowing"; receives royalties.

Financial — Peter Johnson is Coauthor of the text, "Practical Pharmacology in Rehabilitation: Effect of Medication on Therapy"; receives royalties.

Financial — Peter Johnson is Coauthor of the text, "A Clinicians Guide to Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia"; receives royalties. 

Nonfinancial — Peter Johnson is Chair of the Florida Licensing Board for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Debra Kubinski, MA, CCC-SLP, is a certified ASHA member who has worked in the field for sixteen years. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1995 with a Masters degree in Speech and Language Impairments, as well as an early elementary teaching certificate. Her clinical experience includes dysphagia treatment and language therapy with the geriatric population in skilled nursing care facilities; rehabilitation work with patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries/ spinal cord injuries at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and home health care with a diverse population of severely involved children. For the past several years, Debra has enjoyed working with various pediatric populations through her employment with Massenberg & Associates, LLC and Great Expectations Family Speech, Sensory Integration & Learning Center.

Angela Massenberg, PhD, CCC-SLP, received her PhD in Audiology and Speech Sciences, specializing in Neuropathologies of Communication, Child Language, and Counseling from Michigan State University. She received her Masters of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University and Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University. Dr. Massenberg is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is the owner and president of Massenberg & Associates, LLC, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Massenberg & Associates, LLC is a special education company which provides speech pathology, psychology, occupational therapy, and social work services to children of all ages. The company also provides services to adults with various types of neurogenic disorders including TBI, aphasia, motor speech disorders, etc. Dr. Massenberg’s pediatric experience includes all ages from pre-school through high school in both clinical and school settings. Furthermore, Dr. Massenberg is the Program Administrator and Director of the McNichols House for the Brain Injured, a 24-hour residential facility located in Detroit, Michigan.

Carolynn VandenBosch, MA, CCC-SLP, received both her Bachelor of Science (1990) and Master of Arts (1992) degrees at Eastern Michigan University and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Her nineteen years of clinical experience includes both adult and pediatric neuro rehabilitation and the last nine years servicing the public and charter schools in and around the metro Detroit area. Carolynn is currently employed as a Clinical Support Coordinator for Dearborn Speech & Sensory-Therapy Solutions Unlimited (DSS-TSU), where in addition to continuing her work in the schools with speech and language impaired children, she provides mentoring and supervisory support to PT’s, OT’s, SLP’s and clinical fellows in both the school and clinic settings.

Customer Reviews

Picture Categories Galore & More:

"This is the product I've been looking for! This program is comprehensive and complete: no need to purchase additional materials to teach categories." – SLP

"I think PCG&M is a great therapy tool for building vocabulary/semantic knowledge. It is also useful for building other areas of language depending on the activity. It comes with an options card that gives you 6 hierarchical activities that address various areas of language. I was able to address goals with my students, such as, labeling, stating function or attributes, identifying similarities (stating category/convergent thinking), generating vocabulary that belongs to a category (divergent thinking) and recalling items (with and without visuals). I was able to address syntax and morphology by having the students use target words and/or category in sentences. I was also able to use it for higher-level tasks, such as comparing and contrasting items." – SLP

"It is a very organized and well-thought-out tool, in terms of the pictured objects. The pictures are realistic, which is more efficient and easier for my students across grades. Also, the picture cards are divided into three sets that get progressively harder. I was able to use it with k-5 students. I especially liked the curriculum based vocabulary items (math, punctuation, grammar etc) for my upper-grade students."SLP

"I really like the product and I have used the cards in a variety of ways during my sessions, highlighting a range of concepts. Similarities and differences, descriptive skills, critical thinking, main ideas/themes are some of the things that I touch upon. The product helps some of my students expand their thinking, moving from a black-and-white view to a more mature, I-can-see-the-gray areas view." SLP

"Categories Galore is a good set of vocabulary cards that has many categories, such as fruits, veggies, clothes, transportation, etc." Marri W., SLP

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A Clinician's Guide to Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia

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