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About Tactus Therapy Guest Blogger

A collection of posts by guest bloggers. Read stories by stroke survivors, caregivers, and professionals. Each writer's bio is included at the end of each post. If you'd like to contribute a guest post, please contact us with your idea.

It’s a Goal! Setting Patient-Centered Speech Therapy Goals for Aphasia Rehabilitation

Learn how to set client-centered SMART goals for stroke survivors with aphasia. Taking the time for collaborative goal-setting can lead to better outcomes and more focused speech therapy the patient is eager to participate in.

By |October 12th, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on It’s a Goal! Setting Patient-Centered Speech Therapy Goals for Aphasia Rehabilitation

Telepractice Brings Aphasia Therapy to Your Home

Guest blogger and speech-language pathologist Beth Dolar shares valuable information about a new way to use technology to get more therapy to improve communication after a stroke for people with aphasia. Find out more about what teletherapy is and how you can bring an SLP into your home.

By |August 17th, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia|1 Comment

Cowboy Aphasia Camp: A Win-Win-Win Experience

Learn about the Cowboy Aphasia Camp in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Guest blogger Karen Copeland shares details on the fun activities, memorable experiences, & impressive outcomes of this unique day camp that partners stroke survivors with graduate students in a way that everyone wins - even the community!

By |June 22nd, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia|Comments Off on Cowboy Aphasia Camp: A Win-Win-Win Experience

A Day in the Life of a Home Health SLP

Follow along with a home health speech-language pathologist as she goes through a typical day helping patients with swallowing and communication problems. Find out what SLPs do in this setting as part of Better Hearing and Speech Month.

By |May 25th, 2016|Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on A Day in the Life of a Home Health SLP

A Day in the Life of an Acute Care SLP

Follow along with a veteran speech-language pathologist as she goes through a typical day in an acute care hospital, helping patients with swallowing and communication problems. Find out what SLPs do in this setting as part of Better Hearing and Speech Month.

Choosing The Right Dysphagia Treatment

How do you find the best dysphagia treatment options for your clients with swallowing disorders? It's not easy, but with these 4 steps from guest blogger and Dysphagia Therapy app author Tiffani Wallace, you can efficiently choose the most effective plan.

By |April 13th, 2016|Dysphagia, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on Choosing The Right Dysphagia Treatment

Finding Flow in Speech Pathology

There's something special that happens when you find that optimal balance between challenge and skill - an experience called flow. Learn how you can adjust the variables to experience flow at work and help your speech therapy clients to find it as well.

By |February 24th, 2016|Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on Finding Flow in Speech Pathology

Bungee Jumping and the Dignity of Risk

Stroke and brain injury survivors with communication and physical challenges are often well-protected from risk by loving family members or caregivers. While risk may sound like a bad thing, there's something very important about it to the human experience. Guest blogger Tricia Rachfall offers insights about the dignity of risk in the lives of those with disabilities.

ePals: Connecting People with Aphasia through Technology

Guest blogger and SLP Janice Dittleman offers insights and start-up advice for a unique modern pen-pal program at the Adler Aphasia Center called ePals that connects people with aphasia to students while learning to use technology.

By |November 4th, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on ePals: Connecting People with Aphasia through Technology

A Writer’s Journey to Aphasia and Back Again. Sort of.

Dylan Otto Krider is an award-winning author who suffered a stroke at age 43. Faced with aphasia that took away his ability to speak, read, and write, he fought his way back with hard work and speech therapy to recover his craft and career. Read his inspiring story of determination to see how far he's come.