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About Tactus Therapy

Blog posts created by the Tactus Therapy team to let you know about new apps, updates, and exciting developments in the field of speech therapy and technology.

Working Smarter With the Right Apps

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 [...]

By |November 6th, 2014|Case Studies|Comments Off on Working Smarter With the Right Apps
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Talk the Talk: 5 Things You Need to Know when Speaking with a Person with Aphasia

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 . . . [...]

When What You Know Isn’t Enough: Recruiting a Team of Experts to Help a Client with Aphasia

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 [...]

By |October 15th, 2014|Aphasia and Apraxia, Downloads, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on When What You Know Isn’t Enough: Recruiting a Team of Experts to Help a Client with Aphasia
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Get Talking: Using Conversation to Help a Stroke Survivor Overcome Aphasia

Barbara, a former teacher, uses Conversation TherAppy to help her husband recover his speech Three months shy of her planned retirement, Barbara’s life took a detour. Days that she once imagined would be filled with visiting her children in other states and pursuing her art and music interests were now entrenched with hospital [...]

By |October 8th, 2014|Aphasia and Apraxia, Case Studies, Home User Learning Hub, Stroke, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on Get Talking: Using Conversation to Help a Stroke Survivor Overcome Aphasia

IPA Contest Starts Now!

A nationwide competition using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) has been launched by the makers of Soundable, a free crossword-like game for iPhone that uses sound tiles instead of letter tiles. From October 1 through November 30, 2014, Soundable players can win weekly prizes by creating and entering words in three categories: Longest word Highest-scoring [...]

By |October 1st, 2014|News & Reviews|Comments Off on IPA Contest Starts Now!
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9 Ways to Make Speech Therapy Homework Work for You

There are many benefits of doing speech therapy exercises at home. More practice usually means faster improvement, and therapy with software at home or with a volunteer has been shown to be effective. But do you or a loved one find yourself going home from the speech therapist’s office with the best of intentions only to lose enthusiasm after a day or two? Don’t get discouraged! Here are 9 ways to make homework work for you!

By |September 24th, 2014|Aphasia and Apraxia, Downloads, Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on 9 Ways to Make Speech Therapy Homework Work for You
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Category Therapy just got better

We are excited to showcase the latest improvements to our popular speech-language therapy app for mental organization. Valued for its thousands of exercises to help stroke survivors develop categorization skills, Category Therapy now offers more opportunities for a meaningful and collaborative speech therapy experience between the therapist, user, and loved ones. With new improvements that [...]

By |September 15th, 2014|News & Reviews|Comments Off on Category Therapy just got better

Let’s Play Soundable!

We believe in the importance of education and in giving back to our community, so we've spent months working on a very special new app to present to the #SLPeeps community this May as a way of saying "thank you" for all you do. We partnered with the good people at LessonPix.com to combine their [...]

By |May 19th, 2014|News & Reviews|Comments Off on Let’s Play Soundable!

2013 – The Year in Review

It's nearly 2014, so on this New Year's Eve, let's take a look back on what we've done in 2013: New Apps Speech FlipBook: In February, we introduced our first "speech" app: Speech FlipBook, one of our highest rated and most flexible apps. We created several videos & PDF handouts to help you learn how [...]

By |January 1st, 2014|News & Reviews|Comments Off on 2013 – The Year in Review

Question TherAppy is 2 apps in 1!

We've been busy making APPS - in the plural - that you're going to LOVE! That's right, we have not ONE new app for you this time; we have FOUR! Here's how it works: Question TherAppy = Asking TherAppy + Answering TherAppy. Question TherAppy Lite gives you a chance to try them together! Just as [...]

By |November 12th, 2013|News & Reviews|Comments Off on Question TherAppy is 2 apps in 1!