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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.