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About Megan Sutton

Megan S. Sutton, M.S., RSLP, CCC-SLP (C) is the app designer and a director of Tactus Therapy. She is the lead writer of the Tactus Therapy blog and newsletter. Megan is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. She has worked passionately with adults with communication and swallowing disorders for over 10 years in inpatient and outpatient settings, specializing in the assessment and treatment of aphasia. Megan is a frequent invited presenter and writer on the topic of using apps in neurogenic rehab for adults with acquired communication disorders.

5 Cool New Features in iOS 10 to Help People with Aphasia

Learn how to use new accessibility features in the latest Apple iOS that can help someone with a language disability. Hear what you type, add visual supports, and more. Step-by-step instructions make it easy.

By |January 12th, 2017|Aphasia and Apraxia, Tech Help|1 Comment
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The Truth about the Plateau in Stroke Recovery

Does stroke recovery stop after 3-6 months or does it go on forever? Find out what medical professionals mean when they say stroke survivors have hit a plateau, then try these 9 things to get your recovery going again. Features an aphasia-friendly version to download & share.

By |October 26th, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, Downloads, Stroke|3 Comments

How To: Word-Finding Strategies for Aphasia

When words fail, there are things you can try to help. These 10 word-finding strategies for aphasia can be learned and practiced in speech therapy and at home. Free handout to download and share, along with apps that can help make it easier.

By |September 28th, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, Downloads, How To Guides|Comments Off on How To: Word-Finding Strategies for Aphasia

How To: Phonological Components Analysis (PCA) Treatment for Aphasia

A step-by-step guide to doing Phonological Components Analysis, an evidence-based aphasia therapy protocol to improve anomia after stroke or brain injury. Learn how PCA works, how to do it, and how an app can help promote independence and intensive practice. Includes a free download!

By |August 31st, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, How To Guides|Comments Off on How To: Phonological Components Analysis (PCA) Treatment for Aphasia

How To: Response Elaboration Training (RET) for Sentences in Aphasia

A step-by-step guide to doing Response Elaboration Treatment, an evidence-based speech therapy protocol to improve sentences for people with aphasia. Learn how to do RET, and how apps can be used to provide rich stimuli for therapy.

By |August 3rd, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, How To Guides|Comments Off on How To: Response Elaboration Training (RET) for Sentences in Aphasia

Using Apps to Treat Cognitive-Communication Disorders

Cognition plays a vital role in communication, and SLPs are key players in the rehabilitation of cognitive-communication disorders. Find out more about how to treat this complicated disorder, how to integrate apps into therapy, and 5 of the best apps to use for cognitive-communication.

By |July 27th, 2016|Brain Injury, Cognition, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on Using Apps to Treat Cognitive-Communication Disorders

How To: Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA) for Anomia

A step-by-step guide to doing Semantic Feature Analysis, an evidence-based aphasia therapy protocol to improve anomia after stroke or brain injury. Learn how SFA works, how to do it, and how an app can help promote independence and intensive practice.

By |July 20th, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, How To Guides|Comments Off on How To: Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA) for Anomia

5 Things People Don’t Understand about AAC for Aphasia

Augmentative tools and apps can be amazingly powerful to help people with aphasia communicate. But they aren't a cure, and they can't just be handed out to every stroke survivor with a communication problem. Learn 5 things that are often misunderstood about how AAC works (or doesn't work) in aphasia treatment.

By |July 13th, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia|1 Comment

How To: Cueing Hierarchy for Word Finding in Aphasia

Cueing hierarchies are a tried and true part of aphasia therapy, but what exactly are they? How should you use them? Find out the details in this informative guide that will help you be successful using cueing hierarchies for word finding treatment.

How To: Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST)

A step-by-step guide to doing verb network strengthening treatment, an evidence-based aphasia therapy protocol to improve word finding after stroke or brain injury. Learn how VNeST works, how to do it, and how an app can help promote independence and intensive practice.