There are millions of stroke survivors around the world, but you may not realize you're talking with one right away. Learn what a stroke really is, then read about the 4 types of acquired communication disorders that may affect the way a stroke survivor speaks. Find out what you can do to make conversation easier once you understand why the person speaks the way they do.
Visual Attention Therapy, a professional cognitive training app, helps stroke survivors with visuospatial neglect retrain their brains. It also gives professionals immediate access to a variety of cancellation tasks, as well as exercise enhancements you won’t find anywhere else. Read the blog to discover what’s new in version 1.05 along with some expert advice on how to get the most out of this powerful app.
Looking for a way to thank therapists and medical staff for their help with stroke rehabilitation? Here’s a suggestion that’s more meaningful than coffee gift cards, fruit baskets, and chocolates since it keeps helping others after you've moved on.
iPads and iPhones are loaded with built-in apps and accessibility features that make them ideal devices to help people with aphasia. Apple’s latest operating system, iOS8 continues the company’s mission of empowering everyone, including users with disabilities. Here is a detailed look at six accessibility features and apps that can help adults with speech and language disorders communicate better.
The annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the pinnacle event of the year for speech-language pathologists in the United States. It’s unrivalled in scope and impact. The convergence of over 10,000 participants, hundreds of knowledgeable speakers and researchers, and over 300 exhibitors adds up to three days education and fun, filled with like-minded people [...]
It was September of 2013, and Jennifer and Ed Swaren were busy prepping their yard and pool for winter. Suddenly Jennifer stumbled, fell, and broke her hip. She was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where she was operated on a few days later. Because she was slow to recover after the surgery, the [...]
You deserve value for your money. We've always kept that idea as a priority in our app development decisions and pricing. That’s why Tactus Therapy was ahead of the bundling trend when we created Language Therapy 4-in-1 and Question Therapy 2-in-1 in 2012 and 2013. Each one is a collection of some of our most popular [...]
It’s 4 pm on a Tuesday when certified speech-language pathologist Fabi Hirsch Kruse, Ph.D., CCC-SLP takes her first break of the day. It’s not much of a break, though, because she’s doing a telephone interview as she sips her tea. Certified speech-language pathologist Fabi Hirsch Kruse, Ph.D., CCC-SLP credits Tactus Therapy apps for maximizing [...]
Imagine that you can construct fluent sentences in your mind, but only utter “Not good” when asked a question. Or you remember every moment of your wedding day 48 years ago, but when asked the date, you have to write the numbers 2 and 7, point to them, and say, “This one . . . [...]
Have you ever had a patient, client, or resident with aphasia who left you feeling stumped? You knew there had to be a way to help, but you didn’t know what it was? Wendy Duke, a seasoned speech-language pathologist, felt that way. One of her clients was in a bad situation because of aphasia and [...]