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Learning the Cranial Nerves!

Understanding the cranial nerves and their basic innervation is important for all SLPs. But if you’re like me, this type of learning does not come as easily as understanding topics such as child development or the latest trends in AAC.

Here are some GREAT resources for learning the cranial nerves:

Cranial Nerves Clock

1) A cut a glue cranial nerves clock made by yours truly. Download it here.

cranial nerves

2) An excel style chart outlining the nerve, fibers, innvervation, functions, and brainstem nucleus. Great reference! Find the link here.


3) A great memory tool. It turns the numbers of each cranial nerve into the part of the face it innervates. Find the picture here.

4) Pinterest. You can see my ‘References’ board here, which contains many cranial nerve charts & visuals.

Hopefully that helps get you motivated! Good luck!

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4 Comment

  1. Reply
    February 3, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    I absolutely love all of your super creative ideas! I am just starting my dysphagia class, so this is a wonderful refresher tool. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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      February 3, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      Thank you so much! That really means a lot. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  2. Reply
    Jessica Griggs
    February 4, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    I’m waiting to hear from graduate schools right now but I am so glad that I found your blog. This will be so helpful if/when I get in 🙂

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    February 15, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    I am studying for my the national exam, so this will help greatly! Thanks.

  4. Reply
    August 28, 2017 at 10:44 PM

    Thank you so much! These are so helpful 🙂

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