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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?

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

6 Ways to Prepare Clients for Success Using Apps for Speech Homework

In part 7 of Getting Started with Apps in Speech Therapy, discover 6 simple techniques to incorporate into therapy to ensure adult clients can successfully use apps to practice their communication skills at home. #3 is hard to remember, but so worthwhile, and #6 is probably the most important.

By |June 17th, 2015|Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on 6 Ways to Prepare Clients for Success Using Apps for Speech Homework
  • 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
  • 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

29 Essential Things to Know about iPads & Apps

In Part 3 in Getting Started with Apps in Speech Therapy, learn what you need to know about buying, using, and maintaining an iPad. Find out which settings are most important and how to set yourself up for success with the right accessories. #7 would have been so useful to know back when we got started!

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
  • 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
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5 Things I Didn’t Understand about the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA)

As an inpatient speech-language pathologist working in rehab, I didn’t think the life participation to aphasia approach (LPAA) was for me. I couldn't have been more wrong. Learn 5 lessons about LPAA that might change the way you approach speech therapy to make your clients' lives better. The best part is, you and your clients can still make progress and stay in therapy when impairment-based methods aren't working as quickly as you'd like.