According to Wikipedia, over 41.1 million cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the U.S. Of the 41.1 million, over 40.8 million people recovered from the disease. Due to the severity of this disease, the need for isolation, and the often invasive nature of the treatment, many of those who recovered from the disease were left with cognitive deficits, speech and voice problems, and difficulty swallowing.
People with COVID-19 who experienced decreased oxygen to the brain or were on a ventilator, might be confused or disoriented. Mild cognitive problems might now be moderate or severe after recovery. Some long-term cognitive problems include difficulties with memory, attention, problem solving and reasoning skills according to the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Speech pathologists are uniquely prepared to help COVID victims remediate, or compensate, for these deficits.
Memory: Remediation might include exercises and activities targeting memory and recall. Adding in a distraction, or a delay in recall can increase the difficulty level for higher level skills. Compensation might include education on compensatory strategies such as mnemonics or association, followed by exercises for reinforcement.
Target attention and visual memory by scanning and locating numbers, objects, following a trail or completing a sequence.
Problem solving is best addressed with functional activities, that are relevant to the person and incorporate real word problems such as getting dressed, or counting change.
Find these suggested activities and more COVID recovery ideas at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Speech-Unleashed.