Therapy activities for adults

Hello! I'm putting together a portfolio of the top therapy activies for adults and would love your input! These activities will focus on attention, orientation, memory, visual perception, and executive function. This is a portfolio that I will reference and update throughout my career, and would love to know of any activities you have used that you think are especially great, so that I can include them in my practice as a clinician. It doesn't matter to me if they are "made up" by you (are original) or are standard therapy materials. Thanks so much!
this is pretty hard actually. my "book of tx materials" i started in grad school is now 3 binders thick. i pretty much love anything from the walcs--walc1 for aphasia. one is kind of silly--the one for functional language which has all this tool and workshop type stuff i never use. i usually use the visual perception stuff to our OTs since theyre certified in vision testing/vision clinic type things.
(Anonymous)
Does it get boring doing the exercises in the walc day after day? at least with children i can throw in a game or activity...I'd like to transition to PRN work with adults but am apprehensive about planning sessions...they seemed so dry when I was in grad school
It helps if your materials reference an adult's daily activities or interests. For example, I had a client who worked in a warehouse and liked fishing and hunting. For his activities addressing anomia, I would focus specifically on word-finding strategies related to these words. I would also force him to be very specific (e.g., Okay, you told me that was a lure, but I know you love to fish, what kind of lure is it?) Of course, this meant I had to learn a lot of warehouse and fishing terms myself.

Similarly, with executive function tasks, I would definitely find daily activities that you can break down for the client and practice implementation of strategies in the session. Such as helping the client fill out his/her daily/weekly schedule. Checking in on how much they referred to the schedule during the week. Ask the client what areas of their lives where they notice attention or memory problems and work out activities from there. Hope this helps a little! Good luck!
(Anonymous)
I dont really use the walc all the time. I try to mix it up. I also really try to keep it functional. So if pt X has difficulty remembering the date, my treatment is different than if pt Y has difficulty remembering their school assignments.

I do play games with my adults, UNO, Blink, Scattergories, etc. Depending on their deficits but they can be functional for attention, recall, sequencing, language, processing, etc.

I do a lot of worksheets, but I do a lot of "real life" as well. My big goal is what is functional for the patient and how to maximize their independence depending on their circumstance.
(Anonymous)
Depending on the type and severity of language loss, you could include activities like locating names and businesses in a phone book, finding items on a menu/ ordering in a restaurant, how to read emails and search online for information, how to complete a job application or apply for assistance, identify survival signs, write a check, make a bank deposit w/ a deposit slip, create a budget, read a recipe....etc.