As I go through these questions (which I have pretty much memorized by now) I always look for eye gaze, attention, thought organization, informal memory and just general conversational skills. I try to keep track of how many cues they use. For example, if I ask "about what time of day is it right now?" I would mark whether the person just knew or whether the person had to look at a clock.
SO here is what I use- I made it simple and straight out of my mouth the questions I use in acute care. My speech supervisors used these same questions and I credit them with the vast amount of knowledge they gave me years ago that set me up to be the therapist I am today- Thanks Shannon and Christina!!!!!
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