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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: Spaced Retrieval Training for Memory

A step-by-step guide to doing Spaced Retrieval (SR), an evidence-based therapy technique to improve recall of information for people with memory impairments. Learn why it works, how to do it, and who benefits from this simple yet effective treatment.

By |March 30th, 2016|Brain Injury, Cognition, Dysphagia, How To Guides, Progressive Disorders, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on How To: Spaced Retrieval Training for Memory

What is Brain Injury?

The brain in the command center of the body, so damage to the brain can result in problems in every area of life. Learn more about the types, causes, and effects of brain injury, as well as how SLPs can help brain injury survivors to recover function in this guest post from SLP and brain injury specialist Rinki Varindani Desai.

By |January 13th, 2016|Brain Injury, Cognition|1 Comment

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.

  • Neuroplasticity - What Stroke Survivors Need to Know

10 Things Stroke Survivors Need To Understand About Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity is a big word getting a lot of buzz in stroke and brain injury rehab because it gives hope to survivors that their brains can heal, adapt, and rewire after they have been damaged. What exactly is neuroplasticity, and how does it work? Learn the 10 principles so you can evaluate whether treatment programs are likely to work for you.

By |August 12th, 2015|Brain Injury, Home User Learning Hub, Stroke|5 Comments

5 Factors You Can Control in Stroke Recovery

Stroke recovery is a complex process, influenced by many factors – most of which are outside of your control. While this lack of control can leave you feeling helpless, there are some important aspects of your recovery that you can take responsibility for. Read how 5 personal factors can impact stroke recovery.

By |July 29th, 2015|Brain Injury, Stroke|Comments Off on 5 Factors You Can Control in Stroke Recovery
  • Speech Therapy at Home: 5 Ways to Use Apps

5 Ways to Use Speech Therapy Apps at Home

Apps are great tools for speech-language professionals, but they are also extraordinarily helpful for speech therapy clients to use at home. Read about 35+ apps that can be used to enhance communication and quality of life at home in 5 different ways for adults with acquired communication and swallowing impairments in Part 6 of our 7-part Getting Started with Apps in Speech Therapy series.

By |June 3rd, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Brain Injury, Cognition, Dysarthria, Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Stroke|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Use Speech Therapy Apps at Home
  • Getting Started with Apps Part 2

5 Reasons to Use Apps for Speech Therapy at Home

Part 2 of our 7-part “Getting Started” series focuses on 5 reasons why it makes sense for stroke survivors and their families to use iPad apps to augment their speech therapy at home. Learn why more therapy is better. Read how using apps can empower stroke survivors to take control of their rehabilitation. See why worksheets just don't cut it for home programs anymore.

By |April 15th, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Brain Injury, Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, Stroke|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Use Apps for Speech Therapy at Home

10 Ways AAC Can Help Improve Slurred Speech in Dysarthria

People with dysarthria, or slurred speech, can enhance their natural speech using a simple and evidence-based speech supplementation strategy. Pointing to the first letter of each word and establishing the topic can improve speech in 10 different ways. Find out what they are, then download a FREE set of boards from the AlphaTopics - AAC app to get started!

Conversation Starters: 5 Easy Ways to Get People Talking

A conversation can be one of the most enjoyable ways to work on a variety of speech-language therapy goals. Sometimes just starting the conversation, however, can be among the most challenging parts of therapy. For the introverted clinician, or anyone else who needs help getting started, here are five easy ways to get people talking. Number three is a great way to gain some valuable insight along the way.

By |January 21st, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Brain Injury, Dysarthria, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on Conversation Starters: 5 Easy Ways to Get People Talking