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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.

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

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.

9 Amazing Resources for Aphasia Education & Support

June is Aphasia Awareness Month. It’s a time to spread the word about aphasia and to learn more about how you can help those affected by it. Here are 9 amazing online resources for you to explore and share to help raise awareness about aphasia.

By |June 1st, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, News & Reviews|2 Comments

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

Advanced Naming Therapy: Take your Therapy to the Next Level

Introducing the newest member of the Tactus Therapy app family: Advanced Naming Therapy. A challenging app for aphasia and cognitive-communication featuring VNeST-style therapy, picture description, verbal fluency, and compare/contrast exercises. See why this will be your new go-to app for higher-level therapy.

By |May 17th, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, Cognition, News & Reviews, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on Advanced Naming Therapy: Take your Therapy to the Next Level