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Communicating with Aphasia Just Got a Little Easier

Communicating after a stroke can be challenging and frustrating. See how an exciting new update to the AlphaTopics AAC app can help people with aphasia and dysarthria improve communication clarity with 3 simple but powerful tools. This affordable app provides stroke survivors with augmentative communication strategies designed for their unique needs.

By |September 2nd, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Dysarthria, News & Reviews, Stroke, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on Communicating with Aphasia Just Got a Little Easier
  • 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

5 Ways to Use Apps in Adult Speech Therapy Sessions

In Part 5 of Getting Started with Apps in Speech Therapy, we’re looking at how speech-language pathologists can use apps in sessions with adults. Learn 5 different ways apps can be used to enhance skilled therapy, and discover 35 great apps to get you started.

By |May 27th, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Dysarthria, Dysphagia, Getting Started, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Use Apps in Adult Speech Therapy Sessions

5 Benefits of Speech Therapy for People with Parkinson’s

Parkinson's disease can cause changes in communication, thinking, and swallowing along with the better-known movement disorders. See how speech therapy with a skilled SLP can help alleviate some of these troubling symptoms and why getting started earlier is always better. Guest blogger Cyndee Bowen shares her expertise to help raise awareness for Parkinson's.

By |April 22nd, 2015|Dysarthria, Dysphagia, Home User Learning Hub, Progressive Disorders|Comments Off on 5 Benefits of Speech Therapy for People with Parkinson’s

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!

How to Make an App in a Week – Live Blog

Tactus Therapy Solutions is creating an app, start to finish, in just a week. Follow along Monday through Friday to read how this four-person team goes from concept to the App Store in just 40 hours. Learn how to make an app and about this useful communication strategy. Note: This is a live blog post that will be updated Feb 2-6 as the team progresses on the app.

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
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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