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  • Does a plateau exist in stroke recovery?

The Truth about the Plateau in Stroke Recovery

Does stroke recovery stop after 3-6 months or does it go on forever? Find out what medical professionals mean when they say stroke survivors have hit a plateau, then try these 9 things to get your recovery going again. Features an aphasia-friendly version to download & share.

By |October 26th, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, Downloads, Stroke|3 Comments

How To: Word-Finding Strategies for Aphasia

When words fail, there are things you can try to help. These 10 word-finding strategies for aphasia can be learned and practiced in speech therapy and at home. Free handout to download and share, along with apps that can help make it easier.

By |September 28th, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, Downloads, How To Guides|Comments Off on How To: Word-Finding Strategies for Aphasia

Take a Fresh Look at Speech FlipBook

Treat yourself to a new therapy tool for back-to-school season. See the exciting updates to this flexible app! Then learn how to use it to work on apraxia, articulation, dysarthria, phonological awareness, and more by downloading the free user guide. See how one simple app can do so much.

By |September 7th, 2016|Downloads, News & Reviews, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on Take a Fresh Look at Speech FlipBook

10 Creative Naming Therapy Activities for Aphasia

Make the most of Naming Therapy with these 10 activities for people with aphasia to improve word finding. Use these therapy techniques, adjustable settings, and helpful hints to stay engaged and keep your practice going. There's no limit on what you can do with this flexible tool in the clinic or at home.

By |March 2nd, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, Downloads, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on 10 Creative Naming Therapy Activities for Aphasia

Where Do I Start with Tactus Therapy Apps?

With 16 unique titles, 2 bundled apps, 8 lite versions, and a number of app bundles, it’s no wonder people want some help knowing where to start. Don’t worry - it's not difficult. Each Tactus Therapy app has many different uses and lots of ways to customize it, so it’s hard to go wrong. Answer these simple questions to guide you to the apps you’re going to love.

By |January 27th, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, Downloads, Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Tactus App Resources, Tech Help|Comments Off on Where Do I Start with Tactus Therapy Apps?
  • How to Find Good Apps for Speech Therapy - Part 4

How to Find & Evaluate Apps for Adult Speech Therapy

Finding good apps for speech therapy shouldn't be difficult. With these 3 ways of discovering apps and our handy free list of questions to guide your evaluation, you'll have the best apps for your purpose on your iPad in no time. Part 4 of our 7-part Getting Started with Apps in Speech Therapy series focuses on helping you find and evaluate adult speech therapy apps with great resources and strategies.

By |May 6th, 2015|Downloads, Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Tech Help|Comments Off on How to Find & Evaluate Apps for Adult Speech Therapy

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!

Is this App Evidence-Based?

A speech-language pathologist’s job is to provide clients with therapy that’s based on evidence. There’s good reason to believe a therapy will work if it’s been developed and tested through well-designed studies. A speech-language pathologist has an ethical obligation to provide therapy that has a reasonable chance of achieving the desired outcome. Third-party funders often [...]

By |October 29th, 2014|Aphasia and Apraxia, Downloads, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on Is this App Evidence-Based?

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
  • Tips for speech therapy homework success

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