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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

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

How To: Visual Scanning Treatment for Neglect

A step-by-step guide to doing visual scanning treatment, an evidence-based cognitive therapy technique to improve visual attention in people with right or left neglect after stroke or brain injury. Learn many ways to practice scanning as well as general strategies to encourage recovery.

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
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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

Does technology create a barrier when working with older clients?

Guest blogger Rachel Wynn of Gray Matter Therapy shares her experiences introducing the iPad in speech therapy to older clients. Is it truly client-centered care to use high-tech gadgets in therapy with the elderly? See what this ethics-focused therapist has to say and what she recommends.

By |March 25th, 2015|Case Studies, Cognition, Progressive Disorders, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on Does technology create a barrier when working with older clients?
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Understanding the Communication Challenges Facing Stroke Survivors

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.

By |December 22nd, 2014|Aphasia and Apraxia, Cognition, Dysarthria, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Stroke|Comments Off on Understanding the Communication Challenges Facing Stroke Survivors

What is Left Neglect?

Left neglect is a neurological disorder common after a right-sided stroke. Learn the terminology associated with hemispatial neglect, then read about the best practices and latest evidence for assessment and treatment of this disorder in this post. You'll see how a person with left neglect might see the the world and perform on common assessment tasks.

By |December 17th, 2014|Brain Injury, Cognition, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Stroke, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on What is Left Neglect?

Testing and Treating Left Neglect Just Got Easier

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.

By |December 15th, 2014|Cognition, News & Reviews, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on Testing and Treating Left Neglect Just Got Easier